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Dunit35
08-18-2008, 11:49 AM
So, classes started today here at nwosu. What kind of classes are the college students on here enrolled in? How many hours you taking? How long are you on campus for them?

I'm enrolled in 16 going M,W,F 8-12 with a 3 hr night class and a 2 hour thursday lab.

I have General Biology and lab, Middle Ages, American Colonial Period, Police Trafficing and Enforcement, and a 3 hour general humanities class.

Don't know anything about humanities, is it a type of art history class? The book for it is 180 bucks. Everything else was a lot cheaper. My sister spent well over 700 on her books.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 11:50 AM
Accounting II and Systems Analysis and Design II w/ a fulltime job

Wish i could take more

Saulbadguy
08-18-2008, 11:51 AM
6 hours, both online-only. Business Math and Human Relations in Business.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 11:52 AM
I typically averaged 13-14 credit hours but they were mostly all Engineering courses. Tried to have T/R free if possible.

Books generally cost between $300-500 per semester but it was covered by the wonderful lottery players of the state of Florida. :D Once I was in grad school and had to pay it myself I'd buy the books in paperback for cheap from china.

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 11:52 AM
Accounting II and Systems Analysis and Design II w/ a fulltime job

Wish i could take more

Yeah, I'm on a full-time job also. But classes are a lot easier then yours and my sisters (accounting major).

Stewie
08-18-2008, 11:52 AM
Don't know anything about humanities, is it a type of art history class? The book for it is 180 bucks. Everything else was a lot cheaper. My sister spent well over 700 on her books.

Good lawd. And I thought books were expensive when I was in college.

Rain Man
08-18-2008, 11:53 AM
I'm intrigued by the General Biology and Lab in the Middle Ages course. Do you experiment with whether witches float?

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 11:54 AM
Yeah, I'm on a full-time job also. But classes are a lot easier then yours and my sisters (accounting major).

These classes suck, their not that interesting but i must have them completed for my CIS degree, actually all classes suck from here on out...got about 30 hrs left

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 11:54 AM
Good lawd. And I thought books were expensive when I was in college.

Yeah, its rediculous. You spend 700 on books and get back 200.

One of her books was well over 200.

Reerun_KC
08-18-2008, 11:56 AM
I am in for 13 hours this fall.... I have to take English 202, Undergrade Research Project, Meterology and Oceanography, plus one cheesy flying class (which I already am rated for)...

After this semester, I have one Math class, biology and Flight Environment to take and I GRAD!!!!

Two more Semesters and I am DONE!!!!!

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 11:56 AM
Yeah, its rediculous. You spend 700 on books and get back 200.

One of her books was well over 200.

I really hate that part, some books i actually keep cause they are worthless to sell back. I try to post if someone wants to by them for half the value. Seems like almost every semester i have to buy a brand new book, ****ing college

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 11:57 AM
These classes suck, their not that interesting but i must have them completed for my CIS degree, actually all classes suck from here on out...got about 30 hrs left

I wish I had 30 hrs left, I have 68. I'm really kicking myself for goofing off my first couple years. I would have 34 if I wasn't an education major. If I try and take 15 from here on out with 8 hours of summer class I'll be done in two years.

Reerun_KC
08-18-2008, 11:58 AM
I really hate that part, some books i actually keep cause they are worthless to sell back. I try to post if someone wants to by them for half the value. Seems like almost every semester i have to buy a brand new book, ****ing college
That is why I like it when the professor will give you the ISBN, then you go out on amazon or ebay and purchase them for pennies on the dollar!

Reerun_KC
08-18-2008, 11:58 AM
I wish I had 30 hrs left, I have 68. I'm really kicking myself for goofing off my first couple years. I would have 34 if I wasn't an education major. If I try and take 15 from here on out with 8 hours of summer class I'll be done in two years.

only have 24 left....

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 11:58 AM
I really hate that part, some books i actually keep cause they are worthless to sell back. I try to post if someone wants to by them for half the value. Seems like almost every semester i have to buy a brand new book, ****ing college

Pisses me off that they will sell it for 200, buy it back for 75 then sell the damn thing again for 175.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 11:59 AM
I wish I had 30 hrs left, I have 68. I'm really kicking myself for goofing off my first couple years. I would have 34 if I wasn't an education major. If I try and take 15 from here on out with 8 hours of summer class I'll be done in two years.

I would've been done probably a year ago or so if i never got sick and had to miss a year. It sucks but keep working your ass off and you'll get done.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 12:01 PM
I'm also wanting to take Cisco security classes as well....just too much shit on my plate. GF also wants to go back to school after graduating MU in '05, wants to get an MBA or something, but likely to try law school as well

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 12:04 PM
This semester, 15 hours:

Major (English):
Advanced Creative Nonfiction
The Literary Critic's Craft
Practicum - Teaching Writing

Minor (Philosophy):
Epistemology

And some electives:
Intro to Mass Media
People & Cultures - World Geography

88TG88
08-18-2008, 12:04 PM
Some art history classes, digital graphics, and a speech class.

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 12:04 PM
I'm also wanting to take Cisco security classes as well....just too much shit on my plate. GF also wants to go back to school after graduating MU in '05, wants to get an MBA or something, but likely to try law school as well

Sounds like shes a keeper. I wish I could take more classes but 16 is the most I've ever taken. History classes with these professors are fairly easy as long as you take notes in class and study for the tests.

Saulbadguy
08-18-2008, 12:05 PM
Good lawd. And I thought books were expensive when I was in college.

The college I go to lets you rent most textbooks.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 12:05 PM
heh... looking back my last semester was: Lightning, Advanced VLSI Design, Entrepreneurship for Engineers, and Fundamentals of Statistical Theory

kcchiefsus
08-18-2008, 12:06 PM
Taking 16 hours at Park University

Intermediate Accounting
Cost Accounting
Financial Management
Microeconomics
French II

Rain Man
08-18-2008, 12:06 PM
I'm hiring, but I need to see A's in aerothermochemistry and orbital mechanics.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 12:07 PM
Sounds like shes a keeper. I wish I could take more classes but 16 is the most I've ever taken. History classes with these professors are fairly easy as long as you take notes in class and study for the tests.

Yeah, she has a ton of ambition and backs it up, i wish i wasn't so damn lazy i might be like her. She currently makes more dough than me, i could see her being a CEO or something in the future. I wish classes were that easy, i take a shit ton of notes on cpu and accounting but its so damn BORING....it's hard for me to stay interested. I've wanted to do CPU related work just because the money is there. I hope someday i can get a job related to sports or movies with my cpu background. My gf say's i should try to get on with ESPN (not in front of the camera) but behind the scenes shit.

What is your major? History i assume?

OnTheWarpath58
08-18-2008, 12:07 PM
I just got home from buying books, and was going to start a rant thread about the cost....looks like I don't have it nearly as bad as some of you. $509 for 5 books.

I'm still working on core classes, and am taking 15 credit hours - MFW from 8am-11am, then a 1 hour break, then classes from Noon-2pm. Completely off on Tuesday/Thursday.

I took all my "fun" classes early, which is becoming quite the PITA now - stuck with a math class, Art Appreciation, Sociology, Astronomy and a Logic course. Neither of the 2 EDU classes I needed were offered this semester - that kinda screwed me as well.

I'm dropping down to part-time work while I'm in class, and am applying for an internship with one of the local professional sports franchises this week - my wife has a good friend on the inside - hope it helps - I'd kill to get my foot in the door. I actually need to start a thread on creating a kick ass cover letter....I've been lucky enough to not have to do it recently.

Any suggestions before I crank out a new thread?

Pitt Gorilla
08-18-2008, 12:10 PM
I typically don't require books for many of my courses.

Reerun_KC
08-18-2008, 12:12 PM
I just got home from buying books, and was going to start a rant thread about the cost....looks like I don't have it nearly as bad as some of you. $509 for 5 books.

I'm still working on core classes, and am taking 15 credit hours - MFW from 8am-11am, then a 1 hour break, then classes from Noon-2pm. Completely off on Tuesday/Thursday.

I took all my "fun" classes early, which is becoming quite the PITA now - stuck with a math class, Art Appreciation, Sociology, Astronomy and a Logic course. Neither of the 2 EDU classes I needed were offered this semester - that kinda screwed me as well.

I'm dropping down to part-time work while I'm in class, and am applying for an internship with one of the local professional sports franchises this week - my wife has a good friend on the inside - hope it helps - I'd kill to get my foot in the door. I actually need to start a thread on creating a kick ass cover letter....I've been lucky enough to not have to do it recently.

Any suggestions before I crank out a new thread?

I did the same thing you did, I took all the fun classes first, Now I am stuck with the crap I could care less about. But hey I will be done in the spring of 2009!

chasedude
08-18-2008, 12:12 PM
I remember spending up to $200 the most in the early 90's for books, wow they have really shot up in price.

Pablo
08-18-2008, 12:13 PM
Public Finance
Money and Banking
American Foreign Policy
Art History

Two more semesters and a few more Economic classes and I'm f*cking done son.

Cannot wait.

And I haven't bought a book in like 5 semesters. Most profs do everything off of powerpoint, and the book is just a study tool, and while helpful, isn't necessary.

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 12:13 PM
I typically don't require books for many of my courses.
Unfortunately, I'm an English major. In addition to the textbooks, we have to buy all manner of supplemental novels, books of poetry, etc. :(

I save hundreds and hundreds of dollars by utilizing MOBIUS, MO's collegiate inter-library loan system. I just check out the majority of textbooks and supplemental books.

Pablo
08-18-2008, 12:15 PM
Unfortunately, I'm an English major. That is unfortunate. :D

Jenson71
08-18-2008, 12:15 PM
So far:

Junior-Senior History Seminar: Exploring the West
Elementary Logic
Intro to Economics
Classical Political Theory
Campaigns, Communication, and the Media

I also want to take Constitutional Law, but I don't think I'm signed up for it. If I get into that, I'd drop probably Campaigns, Communication, and the Media.

I also want to take Classical Civilization, but I'm definitely not signed up for it. If I get into that, I'd probably drop Intro to Economics or the Seminar.

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 12:15 PM
[quote=Reaper16;4924241]Unfortunately, I'm an English major. QUOTE]That is unfortunate. :D
In numerous ways, yes.

Rain Man
08-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I did the same thing you did, I took all the fun classes first, Now I am stuck with the crap I could care less about. But hey I will be done in the spring of 2009!

You mean the subject-matter classes that will become the core of your career and work for the next 40 years?

Pablo
08-18-2008, 12:21 PM
[quote=GonzoRox88;4924246]
In numerous ways, yes.If I had remained an English major, I would have completed school on schedule. But I switched it up a bit late in the game and went with Economics.

I had one semester that pushed me to the brink.

I student-taught a developmental English class, had a prof that had us read Dickinson to no end, and I realized I was only 1/4 done with the foreign language requirement of my degree. Then I quit.

Rausch
08-18-2008, 12:22 PM
My preference was the Tues/Thurs schedule. I had to go 'till 6pm but hey...

Pablo
08-18-2008, 12:25 PM
My preference was the Tues/Thurs schedule. I had to go 'till 6pm but hey...That is most definitely the way to go if at all possible.

Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon off every week f*cking rules.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 12:29 PM
[QUOTE=Reaper16;4924251]If I had remained an English major, I would have completed school on schedule. But I switched it up a bit late in the game and went with Economics.

I had one semester that pushed me to the brink.

I student-taught a developmental English class, had a prof that had us read Dickinson to no end, and I realized I was only 1/4 done with the foreign language requirement of my degree. Then I quit.

My gf graduated with an english degree and philosophy minor...she is great to have around resume/paper time. She is incredibly intellegent, im fortunate haha

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 12:30 PM
Yeah, she has a ton of ambition and backs it up, i wish i wasn't so damn lazy i might be like her. She currently makes more dough than me, i could see her being a CEO or something in the future. I wish classes were that easy, i take a shit ton of notes on cpu and accounting but its so damn BORING....it's hard for me to stay interested. I've wanted to do CPU related work just because the money is there. I hope someday i can get a job related to sports or movies with my cpu background. My gf say's i should try to get on with ESPN (not in front of the camera) but behind the scenes shit.

What is your major? History i assume?

Yeah, History education and criminal justice is my minor.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 12:31 PM
Yeah, History education and criminal justice is my minor.

What do you plan on doing with that? Be a teacher? My friend has a history degree from Mizzou and he is still working at walmart, something is wrong with that picture...

I told him he needs to try to teach

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 12:31 PM
I typically don't require books for many of my courses.

I don't know why history professors have required books to buy. Every history class I've taken I have never used a book. I take that back, I used my Ancient Greece book because it was online.

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 12:33 PM
What do you plan on doing with that? Be a teacher? My friend has a history degree from Mizzou and he is still working at walmart, something is wrong with that picture...

I told him he needs to try to teach

I'm going to teach high school american history or world history and prob try being a coach. If that doesn't work out I can use my criminal justice minor degree and become a cop. Or, I could teach during the school year and do police work during the summer and winter break.

I worked with this moron who supposedly had a Masters in history and was still working at a sporting goods store "she liked working cash registers".

eazyb81
08-18-2008, 12:34 PM
Last year of my MBA program, and I'm pretty much on cruise control at this point as I'm only taking two classes this mod - Leadership and Law & Finance of M&A.

I only have one book, but we also have classpaks that are basically $50 each for 20 photocopied pages, and you can't resell them.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 12:38 PM
I'm going to teach high school american history or world history and prob try being a coach. If that doesn't work out I can use my criminal justice minor degree and become a cop. Or, I could teach during the school year and do police work during the summer and winter break.

I worked with this moron who supposedly had a Masters in history and was still working at a sporting goods store "she liked working cash registers".

Total dipshit on her part...i think my buddy will eventually make the move, he has been with walmart for 10 years (been there since 17) and is hoping to be a manager and make 6 figs....he barely makes over 30k now...

I think he'd make a great teacher/professor, he loves history.

Demonpenz
08-18-2008, 12:50 PM
Hardknocks 101

Rausch
08-18-2008, 12:57 PM
My gf graduated with an english degree and philosophy minor...she is great to have around resume/paper time. She is incredibly intellegent, im fortunate haha

I've found that having a BA really impresses the middle management at Barnes & Noble...

The Pedestrian
08-18-2008, 12:59 PM
18 hours + student activities + careful planning = only one or two all-nighters per semester

ChiefsCountry
08-18-2008, 01:02 PM
I'm working on a marketing minor to go along with my sports management degree. Got 9 hours plus working full time (which that job might be changing hopefully to one that is a little more flexiable for me). Just dropped 400 on books.

CoMoChief
08-18-2008, 01:14 PM
6 hours, both online-only. Business Math and Human Relations in Business.

Business Math and Finite Math, stat, etc all suck

but I'm a Calc whiz.

kchero
08-18-2008, 01:58 PM
I am in graduate school at the pharmacy program at UMKC. Not alone do I have to pay those "lovely" graduate tuition fees ( $9,500 a semester and I'm a Kansas City resident), but also my books seem to be insane as well like the rest of you guys ( Just my Pharmacy Phisiology, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutics books combined ran me $425).
What I laugh about is when individuals make it sound like schools are "non profit".

Jenson71
08-18-2008, 02:37 PM
I am in graduate school at the pharmacy program at UMKC. Not alone do I have to pay those "lovely" graduate tuition fees ( $9,500 a semester and I'm a Kansas City resident), but also my books seem to be insane as well like the rest of you guys ( Just my Pharmacy Phisiology, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutics books combined ran me $425).
What I laugh about is when individuals make it sound like schools are "non profit".

Nobody feels sorry for you and your future $120K+ salary. :)

nychief
08-18-2008, 02:39 PM
16 hrs...all writing..

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 02:40 PM
Nobody feels sorry for you and your future $120K+ salary. :)
For real. You gots ta pay tha cost ta be tha boss.

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 02:40 PM
16 hrs...all writing..
I'd love your semester.

nychief
08-18-2008, 02:49 PM
I'd love your semester.

yeah...MFA in playwriting..

chasedude
08-18-2008, 02:54 PM
I in part am glad school is back in session. With the warm weather I've been noticing more college age women scantly clothed... :drool:

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 02:55 PM
yeah...MFA in playwriting..
That's awesome. I love playwrights so much; acting is what I would be studying if I didn't love writing as much as I do.

I'm currently working on my writing sample for applications to Creative Writing (Nonfiction) MFA programs.

eazyb81
08-18-2008, 02:57 PM
I am in graduate school at the pharmacy program at UMKC. Not alone do I have to pay those "lovely" graduate tuition fees ( $9,500 a semester and I'm a Kansas City resident), but also my books seem to be insane as well like the rest of you guys ( Just my Pharmacy Phisiology, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutics books combined ran me $425).
What I laugh about is when individuals make it sound like schools are "non profit".

Ha. My tuititon is pushing $40,000 this year. I love how the average tuition goes up roughly 10% while inflation goes up roughly 2%.

phillip
08-18-2008, 03:24 PM
Yeah, out-of-state tuition here at IU Law is 37K per year. I would've stayed at Kansas for law school if I didn't get a full-tuition scholarship.

I took a class over the summer so I'm only in 12 hours this semester. I'm pretty stoked about it.

Spicy McHaggis
08-18-2008, 03:46 PM
Don't know anything about humanities, is it a type of art history class? The book for it is 180 bucks. Everything else was a lot cheaper. My sister spent well over 700 on her books.

http://www.half.ebay.com/textbooks

If you buy your textbooks at the U Bookstore go early and get used if you can. Otherwise check out this link, I've gotten some awesome deals on it.

I'm in 17 hrs. right now. Realized that a history degree wasn't leading me where I wanted to go, so I'm Business/Marketing right now and working on a double in Interpersonal Communications. Also, usually work around 30-40 hours a week so I'm a decently busy guy.

Chiefs Pantalones
08-18-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm a senior this year at NWMSU. I just finished up an internship with Metro Sports in Kansas City, and I absolutely loved it. I'll be doing more stuff for them throughout the year. My major is sports broadcasting, obviously, and I'm minoring in visual journalism. I strive to be an anchor.

The first day of classes is Monday, August 25 for us. I'm enrolled in 14 hours, MTWThrF classes. The only class worthy of noting is my Theories of Mass Communications class because it has a 30% pass rate, basically meaning most of the people in the class are taking it for the second time sadly. I'm going to eat, sleep and bathe with that class, and remember proudly that D's get degrees, at least with this class in mind.

My spring semester will be cake with me only needing seven legit hours, the rest will be filled with one hour recreation courses such as volleyball, tennis, racquetball and insert any other pud class.

This year won't be that easy but I intend on having much more fun than I usually do, since it is my LAST year of college. I started the school year off right last night by fooling around with and getting a bj from this chick I barely know. Nothing new for me as I am a whore, but my mind is now refreshed and ready for a full year of fun whilst meeting and studying new student bodies of the female variety, mixed with furthering my knowledge of my soon-to-be profession. It's all about multi-tasking.

I want all the underclassmen to know one thing: The only B's worth getting are BJs. Good luck this year with your studies and extra curricular activities and may you excel at everything you do.

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 06:44 PM
The only class worthy of noting is my Theories of Mass Communications class because it has a 30% pass rate, basically meaning most of the people in the class are taking it for the second time sadly. I'm going to eat, sleep and bathe with that class, and remember proudly that D's get degrees, at least with this class in mind.

Fred Lamer may be the toughest professor on campus, but he's an awesome dude. I'd talk Bearcat football with him after class when I had him two years ago.

OnTheWarpath58
08-18-2008, 06:47 PM
*sigh*

This thread makes me wish I hadn't been a ****ing retard the first time around....

At least I finally came to the realization that it's never too late.

EyePod
08-18-2008, 06:55 PM
Chemical Engineering...

Senior Process Design, Math Methods, Kinetics, and an online Engineering Management Economics class.. then I'll take about 5 credits of research... so I won't have much football time.... this sucks. Why can't I just find a job which requires me to just sit at home??? I should have been a programmer....

Sam Hall
08-18-2008, 07:30 PM
I'm taking the final class I need to graduate and I have a bunch of newspaper stuff. The big thing is figuring out where I'm going to go after graduation. I have some ideas but nothing is set in stone.

Skip Towne
08-18-2008, 08:38 PM
This thread brings back memories. Nightmares actually. I hated college. One trick I used to avoid buying textbooks was checking to see if the library had a copy. If they did, I didn't buy it. Some of those prick profs would change the textbook frequently so that there were no used ones. Sharing one with a buddy worked sometimes also.

DJay23
08-18-2008, 09:06 PM
My girlfriend is going back to school to get her Masters in Business Ed. I went up to the bookstore the other day to get a list of the books she needs and for Christ sakes those things have gone through the roof!

The last time I had to buy college texts (2001) the MOST expensive book I ever bought was a brand new Organismal Physiology text with lab manual and that was $90. The most I ever spent on texts in a semester was just over $500. Some of the books I saw the other day were close to $200 alone! I can't imagine what a biology major pays for books every semester. Unreal, I don't know how you all afford it nowadays.

Dunit35
08-18-2008, 09:13 PM
My girlfriend is going back to school to get her Masters in Business Ed. I went up to the bookstore the other day to get a list of the books she needs and for Christ sakes those things have gone through the roof!

The last time I had to buy college texts (2001) the MOST expensive book I ever bought was a brand new Organismal Physiology text with lab manual and that was $90. The most I ever spent on texts in a semester was just over $500. Some of the books I saw the other day were close to $200 alone! I can't imagine what a biology major pays for books every semester. Unreal, I don't know how you all afford it nowadays.

Pell grants, loans pay for my books. Wish I had a real job to pay instead of loans.

Sweetness, I found my General Humanities book on amazon for 75 instead of the 160 at the bookstore.

I have five classes, four of them are ITV (classes on the t.v. because there are four campuses). I hate those classes, luckily all but one has my professor in the class and not on another campus.

cdcox
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
I'm teaching Water and Waste Transport, a required senior level course in our department. I'm also coordinating a 1-hr review course for the Fundamentals of Enginnering exam. I'd normally teach another course, but I have a new position that has a lot of administrative responsibilities. On top of that I have my research load. I've been home long enough to wash down two bean burritos from Taco Bell. I'll be putting in 12 to 14 hour days over the next 2 to 3 weeks. Hopefully it will calm down a little bit after that.

DJay23
08-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Pell grants, loans pay for my books. Wish I had a real job to pay instead of loans.

Sweetness, I found my General Humanities book on amazon for 75 instead of the 160 at the bookstore.

I have five classes, four of them are ITV (classes on the t.v. because there are four campuses). I hate those classes, luckily all but one has my professor in the class and not on another campus.

My girlfriend earned an assistantship which includes a stipend, so that should take care of books. When I was in school I had a job where I worked 39 hours a week (cheap ass grocery store chain). That gave me enough money for books, the commute to work and to pay what few bills I had. I had a Geo Metro which has a 6 gallon gas tank and got 50 mpg on the highway. Of course this was back when gas was never more than about $1.75/gallon. I also lived at home, so that was a huge help. Books were a pain, but I could afford them. If I were in school right now, affording a half hour commute plus $700 a semester in books on about $1.50 over minimum wage might be kind of tough.

Chiefs Pantalones
08-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Fred Lamer may be the toughest professor on campus, but he's an awesome dude. I'd talk Bearcat football with him after class when I had him two years ago.

I love Fred, he's my adviser. He's wrong in thinking Johnny Unitas is the best QB of all time though.

Skip Towne
08-18-2008, 09:54 PM
If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't go to college except for learning a specific trade or as a tool to get into a professional school (lawyers, doctors, etc.) I'd either join the service and let them teach me the job of my choice (while paying me) or try to start my own business. College really sucks and it's not for everyone.

Reaper16
08-18-2008, 10:13 PM
One trick I used to avoid buying textbooks was checking to see if the library had a copy. If they did, I didn't buy it.
Nice! I do the same thing. I saved around $600 or so last year doing that.

Rain Man
08-18-2008, 10:18 PM
I'm teaching Water and Waste Transport, a required senior level course in our department. I'm also coordinating a 1-hr review course for the Fundamentals of Enginnering exam. I'd normally teach another course, but I have a new position that has a lot of administrative responsibilities. On top of that I have my research load. I've been home long enough to wash down two bean burritos from Taco Bell. I'll be putting in 12 to 14 hour days over the next 2 to 3 weeks. Hopefully it will calm down a little bit after that.


What do you do for the next 15.9 weeks after you tell them about buckets?

BWillie
08-18-2008, 10:20 PM
Everybody who is still in college. I hate you all. You cocky sons of bitches living up the dream. Just wait until you have to work 40 hours a week the rest of your life. Life is over in a few years, don't turn to alcoholism, depression and midget prostitutes like I did to cope.

kchero
08-18-2008, 10:24 PM
Nobody feels sorry for you and your future $120K+ salary. :)

:clap:Very true, thats what I keep telling myself to get me through.

cdcox
08-18-2008, 10:25 PM
What do you do for the next 15.9 weeks after you tell them about buckets?

Buckets are only an historical note that I bring up toward the end of the semester when I describe the etymology of the term "fire plug". It's one of the highlights of the whole course.

Skip Towne
08-18-2008, 10:34 PM
And picking a major is tricky. What is hot right now may be crap when you finally get your degree. In the'60's everybody wanted to be an aerospace engineer because of the govt space programs. When they ended, there was no more work. I think Rainman got caught up in this. So you need a crystal ball to know what will be hot when you are 50. You need to know this when you are 20. Some professions last forever like doctors, lawyers and veterenarians. So be aware of that.

Spicy McHaggis
08-18-2008, 10:51 PM
Some professions last forever like doctors, lawyers and veterenarians. So be aware of that.

And prostitutes! Don't forget the prostitutes!

J Diddy
08-18-2008, 10:54 PM
And prostitutes! Don't forget the prostitutes!


ROFL

the oldest profession for sure

Chiefs Pantalones
08-19-2008, 09:49 PM
prostitution is a major

sportsman1
08-19-2008, 10:24 PM
I'm at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. I'm taking 15 hours. 9 to 1 Monday, wed, fri. 9 to 1045 on tues, thurs. Only class then is Psychology. On Mon,wed,and Fri I have English Comp, Math, Christian Ethics and I need to add a class.

Rain Man
08-19-2008, 10:42 PM
And picking a major is tricky. What is hot right now may be crap when you finally get your degree. In the'60's everybody wanted to be an aerospace engineer because of the govt space programs. When they ended, there was no more work. I think Rainman got caught up in this. So you need a crystal ball to know what will be hot when you are 50. You need to know this when you are 20. Some professions last forever like doctors, lawyers and veterenarians. So be aware of that.

I got caught up in the aftermath of the Cold War, but yeah, I came out in a big Reagan-era boom and then the boom turned into a bust when the Russkies let me down.

When I went into college, the field of petroleum engineering was red hot, with starting salaries that were enormous. I knew some people who went into that field, presumably just for the salary, and four years later, when they graduated, that field was busted and none of them could even find jobs. Hopefully they liked their decision even without the money.

Silock
08-19-2008, 10:44 PM
I think I'm taking 12 hours.

No idea what classes they are specifically. They're all Public Administration courses.

Skip Towne
08-19-2008, 10:48 PM
I got caught up in the aftermath of the Cold War, but yeah, I came out in a big Reagan-era boom and then the boom turned into a bust when the Russkies let me down.

When I went into college, the field of petroleum engineering was red hot, with starting salaries that were enormous. I knew some people who went into that field, presumably just for the salary, and four years later, when they graduated, that field was busted and none of them could even find jobs. Hopefully they liked their decision even without the money.

It looks like you came out of it smelling like a rose. I wonder how some of the others did. I really don't know the answer to this problem. It's been a problem for 50 years that I know of.

OnTheWarpath58
08-21-2008, 10:45 AM
Damn.

Lucky for me, I'm always looking to see what classes might have opened up.

Or in this case, cancelled. My 8:00am is going to be cancelled, and my 9:00 changed professors to this real asshat.

Luckily, I found this out today, and not on Monday - I was able to move some things around, and get into the Business Administation and International Relations classes that I wanted.

Time to celebrate.

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Chiefs Pantalones
08-21-2008, 11:53 AM
I'm a senior this year at NWMSU. I just finished up an internship with Metro Sports in Kansas City, and I absolutely loved it. I'll be doing more stuff for them throughout the year. My major is sports broadcasting, obviously, and I'm minoring in visual journalism. I strive to be an anchor.

The first day of classes is Monday, August 25 for us. I'm enrolled in 14 hours, MTWThrF classes. The only class worthy of noting is my Theories of Mass Communications class because it has a 30% pass rate, basically meaning most of the people in the class are taking it for the second time sadly. I'm going to eat, sleep and bathe with that class, and remember proudly that D's get degrees, at least with this class in mind.

My spring semester will be cake with me only needing seven legit hours, the rest will be filled with one hour recreation courses such as volleyball, tennis, racquetball and insert any other pud class.

This year won't be that easy but I intend on having much more fun than I usually do, since it is my LAST year of college. I started the school year off right last night by fooling around with and getting a bj from this chick I barely know. Nothing new for me as I am a whore, but my mind is now refreshed and ready for a full year of fun whilst meeting and studying new student bodies of the female variety, mixed with furthering my knowledge of my soon-to-be profession. It's all about multi-tasking.

I want all the underclassmen to know one thing: The only B's worth getting are BJs. Good luck this year with your studies and extra curricular activities and may you excel at everything you do.

Well I move in tomorrow and I'm excited. My last year, yay! It is Freshman Advantage week, they moved in today. Freshman Advantage week is when the freshman get accommodated with the staff and the facilities around them, as well as their fellow freshman peers.

For me, and others, Freshman Advantage week means something entirely different, and is celebrated every week.

This should be a fun senior year.

DaKCMan AP
08-21-2008, 11:57 AM
And picking a major is tricky. What is hot right now may be crap when you finally get your degree. In the'60's everybody wanted to be an aerospace engineer because of the govt space programs. When they ended, there was no more work. I think Rainman got caught up in this. So you need a crystal ball to know what will be hot when you are 50. You need to know this when you are 20. Some professions last forever like doctors, lawyers and veterenarians. So be aware of that.

BS. AE's are still needed and have jobs - commercial, military, business and personal aviation are still thriving/booming. Plus with most education programs Aerospace Engineering is essentially a specialized form of Mechanical Engineering and most AE's can do the job of ME's. Kind of a similar relationship between a EE and Computer Engineer.

Reaper16
08-21-2008, 11:59 AM
For me, and others, Freshman Advantage week means something entirely different, and is celebrated every week.

ROFL You're a monster!

Chiefs Pantalones
08-21-2008, 12:00 PM
ROFL You're a monster!

Come on!! You know you take advantage too!!! haha ;)

SNR
08-21-2008, 01:03 PM
I'm hiring, but I need to see A's in aerothermochemistry and orbital mechanics.What does that have to do with business consulting? Are you researching somebody who's a pimp for nerdy man whores?