What DON'T you like about Georgetown?

<p>For current students or GU hopefuls:</p>

<p>We all know how great Georgetown is... but if you had to pick one thing that you dislike or that you wish you could change about Georgetown, what would it be?</p>

<p>Good thread idea. I think current or former students would be best equipped to answer this. I haven't come across anything as of yet that I notably dislike.</p>

<p>I would say that in most aspects Georgetown is pretty fantastic. Actually, absolutely fantastic. I don't have any dislikes per se but rather a few critiques. </p>

<p>A knowledge of calculus is extremely helpful (and I'd dare say necessary) for many classes, including SFS courses but especially MSB courses. If you have to take Calc here, you better review during the summer because most of my friends have struggled with the courses/profs here. Pre-calc won't cut it but it is better than nothing. A solid foundation of calc helped tremendously in my Micro class. </p>

<p>You need to be an incredibly creative person to not be extremely bored with the food selection at Leos (student dining hall). The food isn't bad, actually tastes good, but they have the SAME variety of foods EVERY day. </p>

<p>My third critique is more a certain student attitude than the actual university (let me be clear, not all students, just some). Due to the volume of work with some of the schools/majors, a lot of students focus nearly 100% on the academics and never get out to experience Georgetown's greatest resource, the city of DC itself, until much later in their time at Georgetown. So, when these students do get a break from the demanding workload they choose to stay on or near campus to promptly return to Lau (library). It takes some effort to get out to the monuments or museums and I make it a point to go out running into the city every chance I get but I know some students who have yet to venture far outside the Georgetown gates.</p>

<p>^What Micro class did you take?</p>

<p>I'm in the SFS and pllan to declare my major in IPOL. So, the only Econ class I had/have to take are the following:</p>

<ol>
<li>Microeconomic Principles (ECON 001) </li>
<li>Macroeconomic Principles (ECON 002) </li>
<li>International Trade (ECON 243) </li>
<li>International Finance (ECON 244) </li>
</ol>

<p>I was talking about Calc being extremely, extremely helpful in ECON 001. My school didn't offer any AP's in Micro nor Macro so, I had to take them here at Georgetown. If you've taken those exams and received 5's then you'll receive full credit and can move on to ECON 243 & 244. I don't know anything about IB scores but here are the ones that will also get you credit. SFS</a> Core Economics - Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) - Georgetown University</p>

<p>The ECON courses here are so extreme and intense (especially for those of us in the SFS who tend to naturally prefer more qualitative courses / assignments rather than quantitative ones) that Georgetown offers finals tutoring for the lower level ECON courses for free (for upper level courses you have to seek out tutoring, study groups on your own). The SFS knows it can be a challenge and they will do everything they can to help you-- which is just another reason that this place is so amazing! I should say that you need to be your own best advocate and seek out that help.</p>

<p>I asked because I am taking a Microecon AP class this semester and I didn't know if that was what you were referring to. I guess I have my work cut out for me, although I don't plan to study that at Georgetown.</p>

<p>Good luck on your Micro AP Exam! Were you accepted into the SFS? Econ is not my preferred area of focus either. I'm very thankful that the SFS only requires the 4 ECON courses I mentioned in my previous post (as part of the core curriculum) that every SFS student must take. The four core courses will have been quite enough for me... </p>

<p>In all fairness, the ECON classes will broaden your scope and make you analyze the many variables that influence certain political issues/legislation/foreign policy etc. with a more well-developed perspective. The SFS is so interdisciplinary that you will work to become a jack of all trades AND hone your expertise in your chosen field. This is the ultimate challenge of/for SFS students.</p>

<p>I actually did not apply to the SFS. I got accepted to the college (with the prospect of studying Government, Arabic, and Japanese). I am also taking Calculus now. I don't know if that knowledge will aid me in the Micro class I will be taking, but it sure won't hurt. </p>

<p>Thanks for sharing your knowledge of the school. Other Georgetown students should chime in, too.</p>

<p>My apologies for rambling on about the SFS. Most applicants to GU on CC don't usually inquire about the ECON classes, unless they want more information regarding the rigors of the program and my mind went into full SFS mode, my bad! The Government program is pretty phenomenal and the intensive language programs here at Georgetown are bar none.</p>

<p>I think you'll find your Calc experience helpful for many courses, including your current AP Micro. </p>

<p>Best of luck with the remainder of the college admissions season!</p>

<p>I think your information was relevant. Thanks, bro. Maybe I will see you in D.C. next year.</p>