Languages and Books

Josh Coates jcoates at archive.org
Fri Jul 22 14:43:57 MDT 2005


>Point being, it is difficult for me to go through 
>that much misery for so little CS education.  
>I would rather spend 3 years studying what actually 
>helps my career choice.  

>Am I just wrong on this? 

yes.

Josh Coates
www.jcoates.org

-----Original Message-----
From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On Behalf Of Eric
Jensen
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 2:37 PM
To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: Languages and Books

Kimball Larsen wrote:

> Let me pop in here real quick to relate something...There.  I said my 
> piece.
>
> -- Kimball
>
>
I am finding all this information very helpfull.  Her is another big
question though.  My big problem with going back to school isn't so much the
time infestment or difficulty.  I work just as hard in self-study. 
The big problem is the misery imposed by the corriculum.  Here is what I
mean by that.  When I got my Associates in Computer Science it was 90%
classes that had nothing to do with any form of technology.  But I could
understand that as you need a well rounded education and lots of other
skills to communicate in the work force.  But I was told that a Bachelors is
much better with focusing on your major.  Not sure if this is just a lie in
Utah or not, but all the CS programs I checked out for our Universities
still only had a handfull of CS classes.  Your class load was still well
over 50% general education or very odd classes like Social Speaking.

Point being, it is difficult for me to go through that much misery for so
little CS education.  I would rather spend 3 years studying what actually
helps my career choice.  Am I just wrong on this?  Are their programs out
there that focus on CS, but still suppliment with general education?  I
still think the general education is important, I just don't feel it should
be the focus at this point.

Eric
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