Weed Out Classes

<p>Come on guys, list em!</p>

<p>Chem 1A</p>


<p>1)underwater basket weaving101.
2)midget tossing2A
3)Philosophy of the Simpsons DeCal
4)Techniques of water boiling seminar</p>

<p>Yes, there is a lot of weed outside of classes at Berkeley =p</p>

<p>^^your post made me laught out loud: lol :)</p>

<p>when we asked our calc teacher what was her major in college, she said basket weaving. is it suppose to mean anything?</p>

<p>If yer talking weeder... </p>

<p>BA 10
Econ 1
Chem 3AB
Chem 1AB
...uhm... I could go on for years on that one.</p>

<p>Weed out classes (In other words, if ya like to smoke take this):</p>

<p>...pretty much any liberal arts, especially American Studies!
Hey, it's true! And what would life be if we couldn't make fun of ourselves. I prefer drinking, but... hey!</p>

<p>unlimitedx, Basket Weaving is the classic "joke" major. It doesn't exist anywhere to my knowledge.</p>

<p>Don't forget Math 1A and 1B. Those are notorious GPA-killers.</p>

<p>second math 1a and math 1b (1b especially). math 53 fall or 54 fall is pretty killer too (lots of freshman take the classes, freshman who are trying to go into engineering. I've known several (and i mean SEVERAL) people who have failed 53 or 54 in the fall. Its usually a little better during the spring)</p>

<p>so do you guys not recommend placing out of a math class (ap credits) and taking a harder course?</p>

<p>Depends on your major; I don't have to take any math classes 'cept for an empirical analysis for poli sci.</p>

<p>Side Note: Perhaps we should start a thread that says "Math Courses" to get things unified.</p>

<p>Actually, I WOULD recommend AP-ing out of Math 1A and 1B if you can. I don't think it's such a bad idea to go straight into 53 or 54, because those classes don't "weed" as much as 1A/B. Besides, most people do not have to take 53 and 54 whereas 1A and 1B are pretty much required for any science/engineering-related (and business) major. Which means that there's more competition in the latter classes. This isn't to say that 53 and 54 are easy, of course, but the harsh grading in 1A/B just makes it so much more difficult to get good grades. </p>

<p>Also, I don't really think there's any correlation between fall/spring semesters and the level of difficulty of Math 53/54. It just depends on the professors teaching them. I took 54 last semester (I'm a freshman) and the prof was boooorrrriinnng but gave easy tests, and I managed to get an A simply by studying from the textbook. In any case, definitely check out professors on <a href="http://www.ratemyprofessors.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.ratemyprofessors.com&lt;/a> BEFORE enrolling in your classes. If you can't get one with good ratings, at least get one who gives easy tests. ;) You can check it out under "Easiness" ratings.</p>

<p>take the honors section which was started back in the '70s:</p>

<p>Underwater basket weaving in polarized light. LOL</p>

<p>Do you get to pick professors?</p>

<p>Sometimes; but for some classes, there is only one lecture and so you're pretty much stuck with that professor.</p>

<p>Are math 16a and 16b considered to be weeder classes? Are they allowed for premed?</p>

<p>Go to the L&S website for pre-Med classes.</p>

<p>Math 16 is not weeder. I'm pretty sure you can do it as a prereq, but make sure your major doesn't require Math 1.</p>

<p>Are most of the people who take math 1A people who are 'retakeing it' for their major, rather then using their AP credits.</p>