Telchar wrote:Because if you are an engineering major you definitely don't need an English course. Wanting students to be well rounded is stupid.
Well rounded engineers are more effective in the workplace, sorry about your luck there. You need an engineer to not only be able to conceive awesomeness, but also able to quickly communicate said awesomeness to a manager, in a way that said manager can understand, in order for him to approve the resources necessary to create awesomeness. English helps with that. History of science is also useful to an engineer.
In my home province of Ontario, we were able to chose 4 complementary studies courses. Instead of taking economics, like most of my peers, I took History.
The Reaper wrote:For the love of god, this. Fuck art. Engineering is more art than art will ever be.</rant>
As an engineer, I can certainly appreciate that there can be a creative beauty to engineering, and that you occasionally get a glance at something profoundly brilliant that most of the world will never appreciate, but you clearly have zero respect for the arts, which kinda makes me a sad panda. Mostly because unless you change that, you will never learn to appreciate this whole other beautiful aspect of the people. This world requires arts majors. Lots of them. To think beautiful thoughts, write music, compose poems, write plays, and think about how people think. We need activists, and journalists, and environmentalists. A vibrant society requires it.
Plus, if enough hippies are worried about shit, it means I don't have to and I can spend more time playing video games.
My apologies if there was a [sarcasm] tag there that I missed.