Article by Evan Katz, Rhodes College — Sure colleges like to be different from one another, boasting about their “groundbreaking research” and “renowned professors” and “state of the art” blah blah blah!
But on the course difficulty level, we’re pretty sure taking Oceanography will be easy across a sample of colleges, and taking Managerial Accounting equally tough. Unless you’re attending some online college 😉
So this is why we’ve created our two epic series: most failed courses and easy A courses. So you can browse through and get a accurate as heck perspective of what to avoid and what to load on your schedule.
In this edition, our intern at Rhodes College discusses the difficult courses at his school. Heads up!
Biology – One of the few classes on campus that has the possibility of mentally maiming you. A requirement for all pre-med students, it’s rumored that this class is purposely made near impossible to pass in order to make a future of cutting people up and then patching them up again feel like a breeze.
Spanish – Spanish, and all language classes really, have the added difficultly of being taught in the actual language you’re trying to learn. This would be the equivalent of being taught geometry by a hexagon. Wait, that actually doesn’t make much sense.
Chemistry – Could have seen this one coming. Who can keep track of all those electrons anyway? Most college students’ interest in chemicals only extend to the ones that make the opposite gender look better and, ironically, will probably hinder a good chemistry grade.
Philosophy – College classes are hard enough without having to question the very fabric of your existence several times a week. Once you have a go at writing a thesis statement on how your thesis doesn’t actually exist you’ll consider yourself lucky to escape this class with your mind intact, much less a passing grade.
Multivariable Calculus – Weren’t we all set with one variable? Some greedy and presumably evil mathematicians decided that they weren’t quite having enough fun with just a single, lonely variable so they had to bring some more into the mix, effectively turning calculus from a perplexing yet manageable curve into a clusterfuck of squiggles.
To take note of these bad boys when planning your schedule!
by Evan Katz