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04 October 2006 @ 09:41 am
*yawn* :O  
...no, I don't have anything to say; I'm just bored and waiting for NRES to begin.

NRES is my, "hey lol this is ur major heres wut we're going 2 do" class. As such, it should be very relevant and interesting. And it's not bad - we do occasional topics that are like, "ooooh, cool, want to know more", but sadly, never in any depth. v_v

My professor has remarkably low expectations for such an intelligent man... his quizzes are ridiculously easy, and he has an "A for effort" policy on homework assignments. I'm not complaining, since it is an easy grade, but I have to wonder: are the standards of my major really that low? ACES doesn't exactly have the highest reputation here, even though it was the foundation of the university. Smart people are in engineering or MCB or something abstract and academic (History, Literature). You know who goes to ACES? Farmers, people who want to be farmers. And although there are some very intelligent agriculturists out there; in general, it's integrity - not brilliance - that is associated with the field.

It's a bit surprising to observe the composition of my NRES class; I did not expect the backgrounds/ambitions to be so overwhelmingly agricultural. Wouldn't farmer-y people go into crop sciences or the like? NRES is for mountains, animals, geology, world population problems, pollution, etc...

But I forgot that, in Illinois, NRES does inevitably have an agriculture base, because our environment is... crop fields. Heh. So it seems like the right major for people who have somewhat broader interests, but still want to stay in the family business or manage soil/water treatment here in the midwest?

I'm not complaining, exactly, though I hope there are classes later on which deal more specifically with global topics... it's just surprising.

That is a bad conclusion, but I must stop rambling about class and go to class.
 
 
 
stained_handsstained_hands on October 5th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
asdf I feel like such a spacecase. I was thinking like two days before your birthday that it was your birthday in two days...and then I missed the actual day. Garh. Happy...almost a week late...birthday ><
stained_handsstained_hands on October 5th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
or um...two days late. I'm so out of touch with what day it is.
Bradbeenrad on October 7th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
... Kentucky? *is confused* That probably doesn't mean anything to you, but still :P