Languages and Books
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?
From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On Behalf Of Eric
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
> -- 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.
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