I’m currently at a CA community college, applying to transfer to 4 year universities for a Finance major.
I’m trying to pick my schedule for my spring semester. I’m already 100% taking Calculus 1 (Already took business calculus but some schools won’t count it because they want a >3 unit calculus course ) and micro-economics because as a transfer applicant those are both important courses. However, I have time for a third course and I’m just curious about which of these 3 would you pick?
Just to make it easier I will post all the relevant information.
CIS 1: Intro to Computer Information Systems - 4 units
General nature of computer hardware, software and systems: Hands-on applications include introduction to word processing, spreadsheet, database management and presentation software, and a brief introduction to web browsing and email.
Comments: it honestly kind-of sounds like a joke. I’ve taken UNIX and C++ programming “mini-terms” in high school, and I know enough about computers. Ideally I’d like to see a syllabus for this course - but I feel like it probably won’t satisfy the information systems requirement that a lot of business curriculums have. It sounds like it would be an easy A, but I feel like I wouldn’t learn anything. It’s also 2 days a week so it takes up more of my time.
BUS 2: Introduction to Business Law: 3 units
General survey of business law: Principles of law on contracts, sales agency, torts, partnerships and corporations, and the uniform commercial code
Comments: It’s on a saturday at 9AM :(. Fortunately, the drive to campus would only be 10-12 min but it’s still unfortunate that it’s on a saturday. I work FT M-F already :/. However, I already have some experience reading/writing operating agreements, leases, I know some of the laws for LP vs LLC vs Corp so I could probably get by being half-asleep.
BIOSC 30: Genomics Theory: 4 units
Introduction to genetics and genomic technologies: Principles of genetics and data collection (DNA and RNA structure, mitochondrial DNA, nucleic acid replication, protein synthesis, mitosis-meiosis, Mendelian principles, mutation, molecular character alignment, evolution and phylogenetic reconstruction), combined with data handling (bioinformatics mining using GenBank data), and scientific writing; includes guest speakers and on- site tours of genomics institutions and labs.
Comments: This one sounds like it would be really interesting. I have yet to take a science course in college (LEC + LAB always conflicts with FT work). It’s Friday from 6-8:50 for the lecture and then sunday afternoon for the lab.
Anyways, which of these would you take, and why? Keeping in mind I will have classes T/TH evening already.