Friday, September 17, 2010

Studying science vs. studying humanities

So I took some classes in the humanities, mostly about film (that's why you can trust me on the movie ratings! ;)) and American literature. Sure almost all of them were a lot of fun and I learned a lot. But the math class I took last semester was completely different. I had to study almost every day and getting a C was as difficult as getting an A in those film classes!
Sure I don't want to judge all film classes as too easy. I learned a lot and appreciate the way of critical thinking that I acquired. And also the use of language /ability to writes readable texts that is practiced. I think for a math class you have to study more but you also 'just' study, you don't learn to think for yourself. On the other hand, when you're able to do math, you're able to understand complex structures and you can actually solve problems, not only talk about them.

Did anyone have similar experiences? Do you think math classes are harder than film/lit. classes?

12 comments:

  1. film is all opinion, math is fact...I always like them both

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  2. I did biology and chemistry as well as psychology and business studies at college. Science subjects were MUCH harder.

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  3. Lol, you can't money with studying pizza, Skutt Panda PO!

    I'm gonna do some business classes next semester. I'm excited what they are gonna be like.

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  4. I definitely think I would go with science over humanities, it's all I've known at least.

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  5. I have the same experience. But then again I'm interested in film/photography so it captures my attention much more easily, and I'm much more dedicated to those than I ever will be to math

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  6. Yeah, I'd much rather expand on the critical thinking aspect, than deal with absolutes, but that's just me

    http://wordofdodd.blogspot.com/

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  7. Yeah, me too I'm good in Litterature, Philosophy, Psyhologie and such but I have more difficulties with Math

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  8. i can understand math, but i have a hard time remembering it as I know ill never use it

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  9. My math is a little rusty, but the humanities are a little too feely for me.

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