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Class size for general subjects

mark2457mark2457 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
Let's talk about class size for 101 type courses. 200+ and taught by a TA or is it something smaller?
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Replies to: Class size for general subjects

  • imagepimagep Registered User Posts: 628 Member
    Based on a conversation with a USC student last week, 300+ in his English 2 class, 170 in statistics. I think that is the largest drawback to attending most any mega-university.
  • mark2457mark2457 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Those AP credit are going to come in handy to jump over some of those classes.
  • Knights09Knights09 Registered User Posts: 1,739 Senior Member
    The English 101 and 102 classes are capped at 25 so having 300 is impossible.
  • imagepimagep Registered User Posts: 628 Member
    I believe it was an english class but I am possibly mistaken, maybe it was something else. I assumed it was English 102 because he is a second semester student, but maybe it was something else. I also may have gotten the 170 and 300 reversed. I do specifically remember that stats was one of the large classes because he explained that it is required for most major (although it is not required for my sons major).
  • wbmustardwbmustard Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Columbia Master Schedule for Fall 2011

    You can check the max size for different classes here. English 101-102 classes are capped at ~22
  • AUGirlAUGirl Registered User Posts: 2,890 Senior Member
    ^I was actually looking at that. And it looks like a lot of class meet on M/W at the same time/same place and then they have a third "capped" meeting time on W or F.

    Maybe I'm just mistaken... but it looks like they did that with US History.

    With HIST 112 US HIST SINCE 1865 there are 12 classes that meet at 11:15-12:05 on M/W, but the third class of the week is independent and it looks like that's the capped part. So I guess you do a huge lecture for 2 lessons and a small class for 1?
  • Knights09Knights09 Registered User Posts: 1,739 Senior Member
    AUGirl, the two 11:15-12:05 classes are the big "lecture" classes, and the third random time is your discussion section.
  • imagepimagep Registered User Posts: 628 Member
    I was noticing that some of the science classes are capped at 300 students, but the labs for the classes are capped at 24. I also saw another class capped at 8. Class sizes seem to vary a lot.
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