Techie considering Reed? Read this!

<p>There's a thread up on the LJ Reed community that I think is a good read for prospective students: reedlj:</a> Dropping the spring semester of Hum 110? . A Reed freshman says he doesn't like HUM 110, doesn't want to take the second semester of it, he just wants to be a Physics major. He may very well be a troll, but the discussion is very useful for several reasons: </p>

<li><p>A number of students articulate reasons why HUM 110 is useful even to hard science majors.</p></li>
<li><p>The thread has a lot of the snark, humor, and challenging behavior that is part of Reed. </p></li>
<li><p>It's a reality check about reading the admissions brochures and material, doing a prospie visit, etc. </p></li>

<p>Personally, I think the kid should transfer, because I think someone who thinks the one <em>mandatory</em> freshman class should be mathematics belongs at a school like Harvey Mudd (or Cal Tech, or Georgia Tech), not at Reed.</p>

<p>Thanks for posting this thread, TrinSF. Oh, haha, Reed hasn’t changed its essential character since I was a student there–the intellectual vibe that taps deeply into the brain’s pleasure centers…there it is. The line drawing is apt and marvelous. I wonder if it was drawn by the student who is making the request at issue.</p>