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post #76 of 90
I don't really see how calculus would be useful to most people. Statistics, on the other hand, is essential. It is incredibly annoying trying to argue with some people that have absolutely no knowledge of it. You would think that much fo statistics is commonsense, but so many people do not get it.
post #77 of 90
Logic
Psych
Physics
Sociology/ Globalization
Public Speaking
post #78 of 90
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I don't really see how calculus would be useful to most people. Statistics, on the other hand, is essential. It is incredibly annoying trying to argue with some people that have absolutely no knowledge of it. You would think that much fo statistics is commonsense, but so many people do not get it.

I though calculus was a waste of time. Stats on the other hand it not.

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Small Group Communication is a fun class to meet people and also improve your skills working with a group. If you haven't already acquired this skill from the workplace, this is a place to start.

Accounting is something I think everyone should take, it will help you understand your fiances better and also be helpful if you decide to start a small business.

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post #79 of 90
I am constantly astounded by how many people at my school should take diversity or race relations. Even simple geography.
post #80 of 90
entry level art classes
post #81 of 90
Anatomy and Physiology series, Medical Terminology, Statistics (or Measurement in Exercise Science), and Philosophy have all been very useful to me, and I think would useful to most people in everyday life.
post #82 of 90
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I am constantly astounded by how many people at my school should take diversity or race relations. Even simple geography.

I took a bunch of race, religion and one geography class. Race and religion is all the same, but geography is kinda interesting.

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entry level art classes

+1 Very fun and a great way to meet girls.
post #83 of 90
Historical Geology. This single class that I took over a decade ago has allowed me to cut through all of the BS from both sides on the current global warming debate. It is amazing how many people have strong opinions on this subject and they really don't know shit about the history of the planet.
post #84 of 90
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I don't really see how calculus would be useful to most people. Statistics, on the other hand, is essential. It is incredibly annoying trying to argue with some people that have absolutely no knowledge of it. You would think that much fo statistics is commonsense, but so many people do not get it.

+1, from the social sciences to the hard sciences stats courses are useful.
post #85 of 90
We had a Speech/Public Speaking course at my liberal arts college. The British prof was hilarious and it was great to see everyone "suffer" through the same embarassments of getting up every week in front of the class with a prepared speech or impromptu topic.

Although in retrospect, the only people that took this course didn't really need it...so many awkward people out there...
post #86 of 90
A couple economics classes.
post #87 of 90
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A lot of people seem to suggest taking economics, but I didn't find it very useful. It's all very obvious stuff. I'm still surprised people managed to not get an A. I'm not quite sure what's so hard about reading a balance sheet. So I guess if you're gonna take an economics class, don't go for the introductory ones?
I think you answered your own question, stuff that was obvious to you was not very obvious to the people who had a hard time getting an A. Also, what introductory econ class has you looking at balance sheets? I completed a top econ program without once looking at a balance sheet in an econ class (or really, looking at anything with actual numbers)...I believe that is called accounting and finance.

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+1 Very fun and a great way to meet girls.
Yeah...it is. Unfortunately I realized today that I somehow managed to end up in the only art class without attractive girls...wtf
I wan't my art101 back
post #88 of 90
Speech classes. The more comfortable you can get with speaking in front of people the better. It's one of those classes that sticks with you and just helps you in the real world.
post #89 of 90
critical thinking.
philosophy of thought.
writing and communication skills!
business/professional etiquette
methods of analysis
post #90 of 90
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In all seriousness I think everyone should take ethical philosophy at some point in their university career. The usefulness of just about everything else will depend on the person teaching it and how they go about it.

Why? What the hell is ethical philosophy and why will it benefit me more than other courses that depend on the quality of the teacher?
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