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Old 01-10-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Yea! I'm not alone, I found calculus easier than geometry or trig.
Cool! I loved Business Calculus. I'm taking accounting right now and a lot of the concepts from Bus. Cal. are helping me immensely, 6 years later.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Yea! I'm not alone, I found calculus easier than geometry or trig.
You are gonna have a hard time beating mine,
if you graduate with my major, you are 1 class short of having a minor in Math.
I tried to get a minor in Philosophy, until I took a senior level class and decided to ditch that idea.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Kids in Junior High and High School are not exactly thinking about how they are going to be able to pay for college.
There should be a class in Junior High to teach kids all the things they need to know if they decide to go to college.
It really depends on what kind of high school you are going to. Some schools promote getting good grades and have better access to higher learning. Then there are those schools that really don't promote much unfortunately.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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You are gonna have a hard time beating mine,
if you graduate with my major, you are 1 class short of having a minor in Math.
I tried to get a minor in Philosophy, until I took a senior level class and decided to ditch that idea.

I loooooved philosophy and did really well in those classes. I would have majored in it, but then I thought...what the heck do you do with a degree in philosophy? Other than ponder why you don't have a job, of course...
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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I loooooved philosophy and did really well in those classes. I would have majored in it, but then I thought...what the heck do you do with a degree in philosophy? Other than ponder why you don't have a job, of course...
that's funny,
the last class I took was "Mind and robots" in which we talked everyday about whether or not robots will ever be able to think instead of just repeating what somebody told them.

It was a little too much for me.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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that's funny,
the last class I took was "Mind and robots" in which we talked everyday about whether or not robots will ever be able to think instead of just repeating what somebody told them.

It was a little too much for me.
yikes, my classes were a little more old school -- socrates, plato, aristotle, jung, nature vs. nurture, etc. etc. No robots, but I suddenly have the Meet the Jetsons theme song in my head...
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You are gonna have a hard time beating mine,
if you graduate with my major, you are 1 class short of having a minor in Math.
I tried to get a minor in Philosophy, until I took a senior level class and decided to ditch that idea.
If this were UTSA, at least one major that would be is the one I chose: Computer Science.

I guess I could be considered one of the "dumb" people. My dad was the first of the family (and extended family) to attend a university, so he heavily emphasized a Bachelor's degree. When I was younger, I wanted at least a Master's. However, I felt, at that time, a degree was worthless and didn't take it seriously. When I saw so many jobs emphasizing experience over education, I really put the B.A. I was pursuing on the back burner until eventually I ended up at UTSA going after a B.S. instead of the liberal arts degree.

Every time I think about a problem we have in SA, I wonder how we can fix it or if we even can. How can you motivate a city to become more receptive to higher aspirations and acting on them? It's one thing to acknowledge the faults of the city's culture, but what's the next step?
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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All of the degrees in the world aren't going to help our city unless there are well paying jobs here.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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All of the degrees in the world aren't going to help our city unless there are well paying jobs here.
Hear, hear! And a good fair wage in correlation with educational levels as well!
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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All of the degrees in the world aren't going to help our city unless there are well paying jobs here.
It works the other way around,
highly educated population attract high paying jobs.
Just read about the history of any place like Silicon Valley and you'll see the same thing.
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