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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-16-07 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #31
42. Well, if you work in education...
I suggest you open up your copy of Education Week, flip to the employment ads, and take a look for yourself.
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  -Useless college majors (based on your experience) pstokely  Feb-16-07 04:00 AM   #0 
  - Philosophy.  Kutjara   Feb-16-07 05:01 AM   #1 
  - Can't get into law school (or afford it)?  pstokely   Feb-16-07 05:04 AM   #2 
  - It was 20 years ago for me.  Kutjara   Feb-16-07 05:10 AM   #3 
     - "Poly Sci"? The study of polyamory?  ThinkBlue1966   Feb-16-07 05:38 AM   #4 
     - Now that's a course I could have got behind.  Kutjara   Feb-16-07 05:41 AM   #5 
        - And, more often than not, being right in the middle of!  HypnoToad   Feb-16-07 07:58 AM   #7 
     - Law degree doesn't help. Too many lawyers running loose.  Perragrande   Feb-16-07 01:27 PM   #66 
  - Political Theory  Chan790   Feb-16-07 07:43 AM   #6 
     - Is that different from Political Science nt  pstokely   Feb-16-07 05:50 PM   #85 
        - Political Science studies how the system works  Chan790   Feb-16-07 06:19 PM   #88 
  - Music Performance  tonkatoy57   Feb-16-07 08:27 AM   #8 
  - followed closesly by Music Education  AllegroRondo   Feb-16-07 09:46 AM   #23 
  - With Music Composition right up there also.  gwbsamoron   Feb-16-07 10:55 AM   #45 
     - dont forget that minor in Conducting  AllegroRondo   Feb-16-07 11:06 AM   #50 
        - Won't a high school band hire you?  pstokely   Feb-16-07 05:51 PM   #86 
  - Don't forget Music History!  deepthought42   Feb-16-07 11:20 AM   #58 
  - I totally agree  Pied Piper   Feb-16-07 04:02 PM   #78 
  - My S.O. majored in Theater  Patiod   Feb-16-07 08:34 AM   #9 
  - There is no Useless College Major  new_beawr   Feb-16-07 08:43 AM   #10 
  - I hate conversations like this. No major is useless unless  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-16-07 08:45 AM   #11 
  - Right on the money!  Seabiscuit   Feb-16-07 09:06 AM   #13 
  - Great post-BTW Lydia this was on accident  underpants   Feb-16-07 09:13 AM   #15 
  - Great smoking gun memo!  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-16-07 09:28 AM   #20 
  - You know who you can blame for this?  Vash the Stampede   Feb-16-07 09:25 AM   #16 
  - For example, which ones?  electron_blue   Feb-16-07 10:39 AM   #31 
     - Well, if you work in education...  Vash the Stampede   Feb-16-07 10:51 AM   #42 
        - Oh good grief. I was looking for your real life examples. Not a run around.  electron_blue   Feb-18-07 10:36 AM   #116 
  - best response in this thread IMO....  mike_c   Feb-16-07 09:29 AM   #21 
  - I heartily disagree...  Prag   Feb-16-07 09:43 AM   #22 
  - I'd say the flip side of that is that progams became very watered down  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 10:27 AM   #25 
  - No kidding!  Prag   Feb-16-07 10:32 AM   #28 
  - Thats the comodity view  One_Life_To_Give   Feb-16-07 03:04 PM   #70 
  - Okay, that's scary.  Rue   Feb-16-07 08:50 PM   #105 
  - thank you. I too dislike this line of thought  unpossibles   Feb-16-07 10:39 AM   #32 
  - Spellcheck  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 10:49 AM   #36 
     - haha. OMG!!! I MISPELLD A WORD!  unpossibles   Feb-16-07 11:15 AM   #54 
  - If hiring for a business management position  Jimbo S   Feb-16-07 10:47 AM   #35 
  - In the old days, it worked just fine  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-16-07 11:14 AM   #53 
     - I guess one has to take it on a case by case basis  Jimbo S   Feb-16-07 03:08 PM   #71 
     - Engineering and medicine were always exceptions, but  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-16-07 05:24 PM   #83 
     - "Gatekeeping"  BluePatriot   Feb-19-07 03:06 PM   #118 
  - you rock  WindRavenX   Feb-16-07 03:12 PM   #72 
  - The one that you don't really love.  philosophie_en_rose   Feb-16-07 09:03 AM   #12 
  - Film.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-16-07 09:07 AM   #14 
  - Ah, but it depends on where you go and what you want to do in film!  Kerrytravelers   Feb-16-07 10:49 AM   #37 
  - Contacts definitely, but the degree itself is not so helpful.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-16-07 10:53 AM   #43 
     - Then I totally agree.  Kerrytravelers   Feb-16-07 11:17 AM   #56 
        - Absolutely.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-16-07 11:24 AM   #59 
  - Blockbuster won't even hire you, you're overqualified  pstokely   Feb-16-07 05:59 PM   #87 
  - any degree older than twenty years  leftofthedial   Feb-16-07 09:26 AM   #17 
  - Amen/Ramen! nt  raccoon   Feb-16-07 10:33 AM   #29 
  - yep  Perragrande   Feb-16-07 07:09 PM   #93 
  - Electronics Engineering...  Prag   Feb-16-07 09:28 AM   #18 
  - Word of advice,  Xipe Totec   Feb-16-07 07:18 PM   #95 
  - None  bleedingheart   Feb-16-07 09:28 AM   #19 
  - Art, followed by Anthropology for a BA  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 10:22 AM   #24 
  - Awe, but, I adore Anthropologists!  Prag   Feb-16-07 10:28 AM   #26 
  - But is the trowel a Marshalltown?  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 10:34 AM   #30 
     - I'd have to check...  Prag   Feb-16-07 10:43 AM   #33 
        - There are two archaology trowels: Marshalltown and crap that was on sale  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 10:51 AM   #41 
           - Well, there you have it!  Prag   Feb-16-07 11:02 AM   #49 
              - ASU?  Kali   Feb-17-07 09:16 PM   #111 
  - I have that useless Anthropology degree...  malta blue   Feb-16-07 10:28 AM   #27 
  - I'm working towards mine right now  Cabcere   Feb-16-07 11:09 AM   #51 
  - If you like to dig - do as many summer programs as you can  malta blue   Feb-16-07 11:16 AM   #55 
  - And there are also summer programs...  Piltdown13   Feb-16-07 06:43 PM   #91 
  - My alma mater  achtung_circus   Feb-16-07 07:23 PM   #98 
     - I would have done forensics too  Kali   Feb-17-07 09:21 PM   #113 
  - Sure they will  Kali   Feb-17-07 09:18 PM   #112 
  - I have a BFA in painting and a good job that I love  unpossibles   Feb-16-07 10:47 AM   #34 
     - The fact that you have that artistic talent isn't lazy- it's a gift that I don't have.  Kerrytravelers   Feb-16-07 10:50 AM   #40 
     - I'm curious:  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 10:53 AM   #44 
     - my job is in the field of photo research and I also sell paintings  unpossibles   Feb-16-07 11:14 AM   #52 
     - BFA in Painting here too!  Cobalt Violet   Feb-16-07 10:01 PM   #107 
  - Aeronautical Science  conscious evolution   Feb-16-07 10:49 AM   #38 
  - Oops.  eyepaddle   Feb-16-07 11:00 AM   #47 
  - Psychology/Sociology!  crim son   Feb-16-07 10:50 AM   #39 
  - Would Mostly Agree  Southpawkicker   Feb-16-07 11:28 AM   #60 
  - I did pretty well (not financially) with a Criminal Justice major and Psy/Soc minor.  itsmesgd   Feb-16-07 03:15 PM   #75 
  - I had a double major  crim son   Feb-16-07 03:28 PM   #76 
     - eh, not quite. I am not a professional, but I enjoyed the knowledge that the education departed  itsmesgd   Feb-16-07 03:55 PM   #77 
  - My mother had a psychology major  Nikia   Feb-16-07 07:11 PM   #94 
  - Useless in what context? I don't think any degree is categorically useless.  MJDuncan1982   Feb-16-07 10:56 AM   #46 
  - I agree with that.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-16-07 09:59 PM   #106 
  - I got jobs with my geology degree, it just turned out that  eyepaddle   Feb-16-07 11:02 AM   #48 
  - No! Not the safety guy!  XemaSab   Feb-16-07 07:59 PM   #101 
  - None of them.  bushwentawol   Feb-16-07 11:18 AM   #57 
  - Baton-twirling  TheBaldyMan   Feb-16-07 12:11 PM   #61 
  - B.S. in psychology  Blue_In_AK   Feb-16-07 12:11 PM   #62 
  - Journalism  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-16-07 12:24 PM   #63 
  - Corporate Law  regularguy   Feb-16-07 12:36 PM   #64 
  - Objection, booooooring.  Perragrande   Feb-16-07 06:58 PM   #92 
  - My BA in Communications and Fine Arts and MA in Liberal Studies  CTyankee   Feb-16-07 12:41 PM   #65 
  - No such thing. My major was something I enjoyed, and I earned  Midlodemocrat   Feb-16-07 01:39 PM   #67 
  - BA, English Literature n/t  sarge43   Feb-16-07 01:55 PM   #68 
  - Art History  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-16-07 02:26 PM   #69 
  - Hey TallahasseeGrannie....  devilgrrl   Feb-16-07 04:09 PM   #80 
     - Thanks  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-17-07 06:40 AM   #108 
  - There are no useless majors, only useless students.  Strawman   Feb-16-07 03:12 PM   #73 
  - Communication  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-16-07 03:15 PM   #74 
  - Any You Don't Enjoy  Madspirit   Feb-16-07 04:07 PM   #79 
  - College is a great learning experience no matter what your major. I wouldn't  grace0418   Feb-16-07 04:28 PM   #81 
  - I haven't finished  windy252   Feb-16-07 04:39 PM   #82 
  - No such thing  Ookie   Feb-16-07 05:35 PM   #84 
  - math, physics, statistics, and economics  hfojvt   Feb-16-07 06:21 PM   #89 
  - Sociology is one of the most intellectually enlightening degrees available.  LostInAnomie   Feb-16-07 06:33 PM   #90 
  - I firmly believe that there are no useless college majors.  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-16-07 07:20 PM   #96 
  - 19th century French Poetry  Xipe Totec   Feb-16-07 07:22 PM   #97 
  - I think a foreign language major could be valuable  Nikia   Feb-16-07 08:03 PM   #102 
     - That was a joke  Xipe Totec   Feb-16-07 08:11 PM   #103 
  - I don't believe useless degrees are the problem...  sjbech   Feb-16-07 07:24 PM   #99 
  - A 4 year degree in biology  Nikia   Feb-16-07 07:26 PM   #100 
  - Need to use a different measure  Xipe Totec   Feb-16-07 08:48 PM   #104 
  - There is one Completely Useless major  jmowreader   Feb-17-07 06:52 PM   #109 
  - Anything with the term "interdisciplinary" in it...  leeroysphits   Feb-17-07 08:56 PM   #110 
  - I found my history degree useful, even if my academic advisor  mycritters2   Feb-17-07 09:28 PM   #114 
  - Creative Writing and Dance.  smoogatz   Feb-17-07 10:01 PM   #115 
  - Anthropology. Useless for a career but fantastic for life.  DuaneBidoux   Feb-19-07 12:15 PM   #117 
 

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