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Thoughts on my planned Freshman Courses?

socratesthegreatsocratesthegreat Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
I have picked out some classes and wanted to know if you guys (current Penn students especially) think this is manageable for an incoming Freshman
Elementary Spanish, Introduction to American Politics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Writing Seminar "Craft of Prose"

I would like to major in Political Science but I was also thinking about minoring in Economics. However, I noticed the reputation for economics courses has been somewhat intimidating. I want to somewhat hold a good GPA with prospects of attending to law school in the future. What are your thoughts? Should I replace that Economics course with another Poli Sci or Psychology course instead?

Replies to: Thoughts on my planned Freshman Courses?

  • HyperTurboHyperTurbo Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    edited July 13
    Definitely manageable. 4 credits isn't too hard if assuming you won't party every night. Writing seminar is an easy A if you don't screw around; Spanish is fun and not too hard (im assuming 110 or 120?). Have not taken nor on the Political Science route however so I cannot say too much about it. Finally, hardest class there definitely Econ 001. It's not super super hard but its not a walk in the park. PM me if you want advice for 001.

    I understand your concerns for the "intimidation", but I wouldn't worry. Most of the rumor is probably because like 50%+ of the kids you'll meet in CAS will say they want/are thinking about doing Econ as a major or minor. So the Intro to Econ classes are weedout classes. Stuff gets harder with sophomore year+ Econ classes (you actually will have to use calculus) but at that point if you are fully committed to getting an Econ major you should be able to stick with it.
    Post edited by skieurope on
  • socratesthegreatsocratesthegreat Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Thank you so much for giving your insight!
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