Who should I call?

<p>Let me explain my situation (I'll try to keep it short). </p>

<p>It was the first day of spring classes for me at my CC. I was interested in taking an intro to ceramics class, but I am not anymore because of the following:</p>

<p>He admitted that if he smiles he thinks you're an idiot and will constantly encourage you to drop during the semester.
He rarely gives out a B or better.
He made us go through a 26 page syllabus today and a part of it was watching a 45 minute video on him poorly reading the 85 rules he has in his class.
He encourages other students to tell the other students to drop.
He is short-tempered and cusses a lot, even on the first day he started snapping at students.
He showed us the quality of work he expects out of us after 2 weeks and there is no way I could do that kind of work after two weeks, even though this is an intro course. He told us in plain words that he will give us a D or F if we don't meet his expectations, which he told us are incredibly high. I can see that for an advanced ceramics class, but I just want to learn friggin basic ceramics here and was intending to have this class be my stress reducer. </p>

<p>So, I was thinking about dropping the class after the first day and am wondering how this would affect my admissions. What department or whatever should I call to find out if this would damage my chances? I applied to CSUN, CSU Fresno, and Cal Poly Pomona. </p>

<p>I am a math major doing these courses other than ceramics:</p>

<p>General Physics II: Part of major prep
General Chemistry: II Part of major prep
Communications: 101 Must take to transfer
English 102: Must take to transfer</p>

<p>Sounds like a red flag to me. Looks like you're taking a big enough load already, and unless these schools explicitly require ceramics for a math major (which I doubt), I think you're safe enough dropping the class, as long as you drop within the "no-grade" window.</p>

<p>I would look into it more before dropping but I doubt you need the class. Also this teacher could just be acting like that to weed out students. Is your class full? I had a teacher who acted like a complete B#$%# the first week of school and then after people dropped she said okay I can stop acting mean now that people have dropped. She ended up being a really nice/funny teacher.</p>

<p>^That could be true as well. Have you checked the rate my professors website?</p>

<p>I agree, this seems to be more and more common. With classes getting full like the 2nd day of registration at my college, more professors seem to be trying a first week of scare tactics to get you to drop (to make room for people that actually want to be there).</p>