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    ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    I'm looking to add a 3 credit US Diversity class to my schedule for next fall that's at least a 200 level. Was wondering if any ISU students out there that had suggestions of a class to take? Looking for something that wouldn't be too much work (trying to add a little fluff to my schedule full of engineering classes) but would still be interesting.

    Here's a link below to the list of US Diversity classes, in case people were wondering what classes would qualify. TIA.

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    I took Soc 235 last semester for my last gen ed. Real easy class, but I ended up dropping it because I missed too many classes and it dropped my grade. If you go to class regularly and don't plan on taking some days off this would be one of these fluff classes you're looking for.

    Oh, and I took it with Sapp.



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by clone319 View Post
    I took Soc 235 last semester for my last gen ed. Real easy class, but I ended up dropping it because I missed too many classes and it dropped my grade. If you go to class regularly and don't plan on taking some days off this would be one of these fluff classes you're looking for.

    Oh, and I took it with Sapp.
    I took that class in the summer one year. Taught by a hot little blonde. She was feisty though. And too "progressive." Wore skirts though.



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    HDFS 276. Sex class. Easy A.



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by clone319 View Post
    I took Soc 235 last semester for my last gen ed. Real easy class, but I ended up dropping it because I missed too many classes and it dropped my grade. If you go to class regularly and don't plan on taking some days off this would be one of these fluff classes you're looking for.

    Oh, and I took it with Sapp.
    Just looked it up on AccessPlus, but the only option is reserved for Freshman going through orientation through July 6th. I've been having that problem with some other ones I have looked at as well, but it's still nice to get an idea of my options by the time some of the classes open up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey View Post
    I took that class in the summer one year. Taught by a hot little blonde. She was feisty though. And too "progressive." Wore skirts though.

    I should have taken the class with her then. Probably would have given me a reason to go.



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    Haven't taken it myself, but I've heard that Religion 210 is the easiest US Diversity course. Religion in America... pretty basic stuff.

    Intro to Women's Studies (W S 201) may not be a bad idea, either...

    And of course, there's HD FS 276



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    I took AESHM 379 two years ago and thought it was pretty easy. The class is basically critical-thinking skills, which shouldn't be too difficult for an engineering major. The vast majority (80%+) of the class were Elementary Education girls, and I found it rather amusing for them to try and understand the concept of logical reasoning (e.g., red herrings, strawman arguments, etc.). The class had a semester project involved, but it was a joke.


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    I took womens studies. Easiest class ever. Spent the entire semester arguing with a bunch of whiny stuck up feminists.


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    LAS 211: INTRO TO LATINO STUDIES



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I took womens studies. Easiest class ever. Spent the entire semester arguing with a bunch of whiny stuck up feminists.
    This made me laugh.



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by BCoffClone125 View Post
    I'm looking to add a 3 credit US Diversity class to my schedule for next fall that's at least a 200 level. Was wondering if any ISU students out there that had suggestions of a class to take? Looking for something that wouldn't be too much work (trying to add a little fluff to my schedule full of engineering classes) but would still be interesting.

    Here's a link below to the list of US Diversity classes, in case people were wondering what classes would qualify. TIA.

    ISU US Diversity List

    I generally like the idea of a broad education. However, is there assessment to determine what someone needs in order to diversify their learning? For instance, can someone from a particular background satisfy this requirement by taking a course associated with their own background? If so, that is not really promoting a diverse education and they should call it "diversity education for traditional Iowans."



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    Re: ISU Students: Class Schedule Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    I generally like the idea of a broad education. However, is there assessment to determine what someone needs in order to diversify their learning? For instance, can someone from a particular background satisfy this requirement by taking a course associated with their own background? If so, that is not really promoting a diverse education and they should call it "diversity education for traditional Iowans."
    We'll have to agree to disagree. Gen eds are a waste of time and money.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    We'll have to agree to disagree. Gen eds are a waste of time and money.

    Unfortunately, in actuality, these Gen Eds rarely live up to their theoretical educational potential, so I largely agree with you.

    I think the best diversity courses are the ones that teach you to think, such as critical thinking or sociology (that starts with universals or common characteristics of human society and considers them in light of various cultures and contexts).



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    LAS 211: INTRO TO LATINO STUDIES
    I second that class. I took it last semester and it was easily one of my top 5 favorite classes



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