Skip to comments.Rigor Please
Posted on 03/21/2011 2:20:44 AM PDT by nancyvideo
For some time, I have made a habit of asking students their major (and minor) immediately after they ask me a silly question. This is necessary because I teach two basic studies courses per semester both populated by students from across the spectrum of academic disciplines. I have found (consistently) that nearly all inane questions and comments come from students in just a handful of academic majors.
(Excerpt) Read more at rightbias.com ...
The only “rigor” to be found in the US academia is Mortis, I’m afraid.
FUNNY, but sadly true.
Thank you nancyvideo for posting this, and thank you to Mike Adams for writing it. It needed to be said, though the ‘studies’ group probably would not understand it if they read it.
While we are at it, there are probably a lot other ‘disciplines’ that could be eliminated from our colleges and universities and never be missed.
Even more frightening....some of these ‘scholars’ come from high schools with ludicrous 17-way ties for valedictorian honors.
Most of the “studies” are designed specifically for students who wish to be thug soldiers of the Democrat party. They are highly trained professional morons.
It puzzles me how anyone with a studies degree can find steady and reliable work. The other curious thing is that none of these studies degrees existed before the 1970s.
My wife has one. She became a middle school teacher.
I went back to school some years ago. I thrived in hard sciences that dealt with facts and theory based on facts and observations. I took more than I needed, just because I enjoyed them.
Where I ran into trouble was when I had to take required classes that were thinly disguised political indoctrination. I had to take a Mass Communications class taught by a guy from Africa who had a deep, visceral hatred of the United States and never missed a chance to incorporate it into the curriculum. You could pass if you regurgitated the ‘four feet good, two feet bad’ kind of crap that he wanted to hear.
I very visibly dropped his class while he was mid-sentence in the middle of one of his tirades. I got tired of being shouted down by the entire class for (very respectfully) presenting a different point of view.
A required English class that I took ended up being set on rails to support lefty positions on social issues; ‘write a paper explaining why the city council should appropriate new funds to expand homeless outreach programs for undocumented immigrants’.
Wow. When I returned to college none of us would have dreamed of asking what was on a test, but we didnt have any studies courses. We read our text books and research for papers was done at the library, not cut and past from the internet no internet yet.
Great article, thanks for posting. I might have to get the book by Mr. Adams mentioned at the bottom of the article.
write a paper explaining why the city council should appropriate new funds to expand homeless outreach programs for undocumented immigrants.
If we had to write a similar paper it would have been Should city council appropriate
Good example. My very conservative wife is a professor for two colleges. It is a constant battle for her to come up with essay topics that will not get her fired by her progressive/liberal bosses and her conservative views.
I had a tendency to do that very thing. I made a lot of trouble for myself that way. :-)
Nowadays we have underage drinking allowed on campuses and co-ed dorms, boys and girls sharing rooms.
Nobody learning anything.
My biggest peeve over the university system is that they were forced to take and pay for these worthless "studies" classes.
My biggest of all irksome "studies" was "Women's Studies"...what is the point of taking and paying for that class? My son grew up in a house that contained two women, he already knew it was pointless to "study" us! :0
Sleazy ads on the page, though. Ugh.
It's as bad and worse now. I think the Universities don't really care as long as enrollment expands and dollars come in. Graduates are cranked out on an assembly line.... looks good for the PR. I work at a University and young people in these 'disciplines' are incredibly thick. We have an elevator in our building that most of them do not comprehend how to use. Large lighted number and arrows mean nothing.... and they routinely ask 'what floor is this?' They show up at my desk (there are no classes in my office) and want to know where their next class is. They don't have a schedule, don't know the name of the class or the professor and don't know know where the class is held. They 'think' they have a class SOMEWHERE on this campus at 9:00 a.m. and that somehow a perfect stranger they have NEVER MET knows where the class is!!!!
Hilarious but totally sad. I have a junior at Grove City College who is getting an outstanding education and the best bang for our buck. I also have a high school junior who, unfortunately, will probably be in the UNC system.
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