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How many classes?

tonkstonks Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
I get my classes in a week, and I was wondering how many I should take. Almost everywhere online suggests only 3 classes for the first quarter, but most people I know are telling me to go for 4. What should I do? Thanks.
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Replies to: How many classes?

  • gooduniformegooduniforme Registered User Posts: 313 Junior Member
    What some people do is take 3 courses and then 1 fiat lux (most courses are 5 units but the fiat luxes only count for one, i believe). Other people just take 3 courses w/o a fiat lux.
  • gooduniformegooduniforme Registered User Posts: 313 Junior Member
    Oops, did I mention that some courses are 4 units?
  • r30028r30028 Registered User Posts: 349 Member
    yea i think they suggest only 3 courses that are 4-5 units and then if you want to another 1 unit class (fiat lux or seminar, whichever) it wouldn't be too much harder. i chose math32a, chem20a, and cs31 each of which are 4 units then also chose cs 1 which is 1 unit, so even though it was 4 classes it was only 13 units.
  • DeucesDeuces Registered User Posts: 1,501 Senior Member
    engineering = short on units. yay more classes!
  • fastMEdfastMEd - Posts: 1,073 Member
    just hit the ground running like me. 19 units.
  • rosedustrosedust Registered User Posts: 418 Member
    Um...there's a reason they recommend 3. But if you want 4, go for it. Just make sure to really gouge yourself the first few weeks to see if you can handle it. If you can't, drop a course, if you can, stick with it. =)
  • BoelterHallBoelterHall Registered User Posts: 2,930 Senior Member
    Fiat lux are a waste of time, unless you are undecided about your career path, but have several options.
  • KolosoKKolosoK Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I'm taking 3 courses and a seminar/introductory thing.
  • mme-linmme-lin - Posts: 2,813 Senior Member
    If you can't, drop a course, if you can, stick with it. =)

    ...............yeah by 4th week w/o penalty... [dropping]
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