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How Are Your Classes So Far?

nycollegedadnycollegedad Registered User Posts: 684 Member
edited August 2007 in Florida State University
Can you please tell me what your favorite class is so far, how many kids are in the class and how the professor is?

thanks
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Replies to: How Are Your Classes So Far?

  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    D2 reports that Chemistry II (for science majors) is good; as in good and hard. They had a quiz the first day. Last spring she said her life revolved around chemistry. Sounds like this semester will as well.

    Well, there's no preparation for Organic chemistry except hard work. We send her our support, money and food on a regular basis. ;)
  • nycollegedadnycollegedad Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    what is her major?
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
  • cybermomcybermom Registered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    My son said he really likes Professor Weinberg for Family Problems Social Change this semester. Sounds like the topic would be very interesting and satisfies both a social science and "Y" diversity requirement. I believe there are about 60 students in the class.
  • KHohmanKHohman Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I'm in the process of day 3 - there have been some good and bad classes so far. I am majoring in psychology on a pre-med track. My favorite classes right now really just depend on how I like the teacher.
    Brain & Behavior- Love it! Over 100 kids.
    Spanish- Really enthusiastic teacher. Less than 30 kids.
  • Fsu-ufFsu-uf Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    I still have no clue, everyday i've switched my schedule,
    1.right now im doing comupters-online, really easy
    2.intro economics=150 kids, boring but satisfies requirements and is only 2 days a week from 5;15-6;30
    3. public policy colloq-30 kids, one time a week, really easy
    4. Human geography=19 kids, inside degraff hall so i only have to go down stairs.
    5. cultural imperialism= i still haven't gone to it.
  • nycollegedadnycollegedad Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    thanks for all the replies

    fsu-uf. I am interested in the class you have in degraff. are there other courses you can take in a dorm? do you have to be an honors student?

    sounds very convenient. is the room an actual classromm designed for classes?

    thanks
  • cybermomcybermom Registered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    The living learning communities offer small classes in a dormitory classroom. I bet FSU-UF is in the Social Science and Public Affairs Learning Community housed in DeGraff.

    Here is more information about the available living learning communities:
    http://www.housing.fsu.edu/housing/ungrad/livlearnopp.html
  • nycollegedadnycollegedad Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    thanks cybermom

    i remember now our tour guide telling us about the living learning communities. they sound terrific!
  • CollegeFreshCollegeFresh Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    A test the first day? O.o
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    A quiz in the lab. :eek:

    Chemistry is pretty hardcore. It is one of the gateway series of classes to all sorts of majors. Even when I attended FSU in the 1970s it has not changed. Kids get to class 15 minutes EARLY to get a good seat. It requires commitment and work.

    Then you have all the pre-med types there as well who are super competitive. It's not for the faint of heart.
  • nycollegedadnycollegedad Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    how do i find out what the "gateway classes" are. I have looked at the academic maps and they are really useful, but i am not sure what some of the classes are that are listed in the map. i guess i have to go to the general course listing.
    is there an easy way to look this up? did your d's have many ap class credits headed into fsu?

    thanks
  • cybermomcybermom Registered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    Those academic maps are GREAT!
    http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/
    To use this resource, first find your program of interest and then select Program Description icon for a detailed program description, Academic Map icon to view the academic map,
    Department URL icon to link to the department's webpage, or Learning Compact icon to access the Academic Learning Compact. The program description tells the actual course names and not just the course code. They can see course prerequisites and also which courses are mandatory and which they can select from a set of choices.

    For GENERAL EDUCATION requirements use:
    https://cfprod.ais.fsu.edu/anr/CourseRequirementsView/index.cfm?ORIGIN=J&app=PUBLIC
    LIBERAL STUDIES: Students are required to complete (or be exempted from with credit) a minimum of six (6) semester hours of mathematics and six (6) semester hours of English composition, six (6) to twelve (12) semester hours in social science/history, five (5) to eleven (11) semester hours in humanities/fine arts, and seven (7) semester hours in natural science (one course must be accompanied by a scheduled laboratory) for a total of thirty-six (36) semester hours. FSU also has a multicultural, oral competency and computer skills competency requirement. If you choose courses wisely, you can satisfy multiple requirements in less credits. Students have to satisfy the CLAST too.

    Once your student has access to Blackboard (Bb) they can run an unofficial undergraduate graduation check for their current major or some other major. It tells them what requirements they have met and what is left to complete.
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    D1 reports that as a senior she's being allowed into a graduate-level class as a part of a DIS (directed individual study). She's a lot less stressed after she's gotten the honors thesis and the mcat completed.

    "Gateway" classes are fairly generic yet essential classes common to a lot of majors. Examples are chemistry, calculus, physics and so on. Each college may have their own.
  • nycollegedadnycollegedad Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    thanks for the info. the web site has so much stuff on it, you just need to spend time.

    the blackboard sounds great, especially for a new student looking to stay on track and get acclimated with the course requirements. hopefully our son will have an opportinity to use it!
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