Maps and Decisions with Sandy Arlinghaus. It was awesome!
Maps and Decisions with Sandy Arlinghaus. It was awesome!
No doubt about it. Gladiators and phallis symbols - doesn't get much better than that!
Poli Sci 353 Arab Israeli conflict with Ray Tanter
OB 322 Mgmt Union relations with Jim Stateham
SMC 351 Race and Cultural Images in Sport with Keith Harrison
SMC 303 Legal Aspects of Sport with Dave Shand is my fav tho
Most enjoyable: CEE 537 - Building Construction. Course included field trips through some of the building under construction at the time I was there.
Easiest: American Cultures 205. Only graded material was the midterm and the final.
Course you would think might be easy but really isn't: PHYSICS 242. 140 and 240 were a breeze. I wasn't prepared for wave theory.
Course I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy: MECHENG 235 - Thermodynamics
Anybody ever take Rudi Lindner's history courses? They were pretty easy, but damn was that guy a prick. I hated going to his office hours.
Really? I had Lindner for my History Colloquium, and the class was outrageously easy, but he was a pretty nice guy. The class was scheduled for a 3-hour block (it was spring term) but he never kept us more than two hours, and usually closer to an hour and a half. He was sort of going senile and often lost track of what he was saying mid-sentance, but he told us a lot of stories. Fun fact: he graduated high school with a 3.1 GPA and went to Harvard, where tuition was $150 a semester. He got his doctorate at Berkely where tuition was $50 a semester. Dude is old.
I have some pretty strong views about my favorite college courses. Here's my Top Ten:
Hoops at Coliseum with Steve Grote on team all day . Hoops at the IM. CCRB too. Football at the Big House with Coach Bo. B-ball with Coach Orr in first row at Crisler by the tunnel. Joe Barry Carroll knocking ball out of bounds in close game at end. Standing up at laughing at him. Him standing a few feet away scowling at us. Us sitting down. Molson tasting at Dooley's.
Didn't really have a problem with undergraduate courses as long as they didn't involve heavy use of advanced mathematics i.e. calculus / trig. Oh man, those were nightmarish classes.
(Sorry to any engineers out there lol)
Any class with this guy was awesomely entertaining and a great persepective on life. I had a Blues class with him and it was amazing. Wasn't able to get his Hippies and Beatnicks class, but that one was supposed to be one of the best on campus.
A great life professor if you ask me
films. great stagecoach western. angel hall.
intro to architecture. built funny little paper houses.
eastern eurpean politcs, or something like that, and potical theory.
frankly, in retrospect, there weren't that many really good classes i took in undergrad or in law school that translated to what i do now. in that respect, looking back, i really like the classes that broadened my horizons and were outside of my "wheelhouse"
was my film teacher. At that time, he was a grad student in American Studies, having quit law school a few years ealrier.
Really great teacher. I wrote his nomination as TA of the year in LS&A, and he won.
AMCULT 315: Rick's vs. Skeeps was by far my favorite class as an undergrad.
Here's a copy of the syllabus.
That is phenomenal.
Hardest: ChemE 230, Thermodynamics, Fall '00 (honorable mention: EECS 482, Operating Systems, Fall '02)
Easiest: IOE 422, Entrepreneurship, Fall '02
Favorite: EECS 487, Computer Graphics, Winter '02
Well, I haven't really had a favorite so far, but I'm looking forward to EEB 440/441. Its the Biology of Fishes and its lab. From what I've read it looks to be a fun class.
Least favorites are clear though; Calc II and Orgo II lab (chem 216). I'm pretty sure I managed a C- in calc by just a few points. I hated it, hated class, and rode the struggle bus hard. And Chem 216 was way more work than the 2 credits it was worth. I honestly put in more work to that class than just about any other class I've taken, and it was only worth two credits.
Engin 100 with Andrew Yagle "The Yaglemeister." We had a great time laughing at his pearly white tennis shoes and skinny tie that made his head look like a balloon. Then he'd give us every question that would be on the tests.
but my favorite course by far was Anatomy and Physiology in my first year of my science degree. After HS I really had no idea what I wanted to do and took a rather odd road completing it. I dropped out of school when I was 16 and went lobster fishing for a couple years, following that spent a couple years in the army and finally figured I should go back to HS and try my hand at University.
My first crack at school didn't go so well so I was nervous, but my parents kept telling me I could do it if I tried (which I admit I never did in my first attempt). So I did, and with the added maturity I ended up graduating HS in 2 years with a 4.1 GPA. I even amazed my parents with that.
Still, I kept questioning whether I would be able to hack University so my aspirations weren't very high. I figured I would try to get my BSc. and go from there. When I started Anatomy and Physiology everything became clear. I loved the course and had absolutely no problem learning (or remembering) the content. From that point I set my sights on becoming a Doctor and never looked back. Loved the course and the professor.
Funny thing was when I left the army I figured my ceiling was getting a GED. My parents encouraged me to try HS again but I really thought I couldn't do it. I spent a week taking my GED and the teacher pulled me aside after class one night and said "What the hell are you doing here?" I thought she meant I was doing badly and should drop out so I kind of just shrugged my shoulders. She said "you are too smart for this. There is an adult HS in this building, why don't you go back and finish your diploma?".
For the first time in my life someone other than my parents had faith in me and it prompted me to go back to HS. I owe that teacher a lot. Something I will never be able to repay, but I often drop in to see her and each time i remind her what an impact she made with one simple conversation.
ENGR 100 the blimp class with Washabaugh. Because Pete is awesome and you build blimps... and then race them.
Runner up would be Rabkin's 300 level English class on Science First.
To the OP: So what are the pros and cons of all-nighters and day time naps?
I would also like to know this as well since I have and continue to do my fair share of them minus the daytime nap.
back in my days, that was my favorite class which we attended on Monday nights in the fall from 9 pm until Midnight for dimer beer nite!
I love these threads because it give interesting insight into a place that I have a slim to none chance of attending.
Don't sell yourself short. I once thought I could never attend UM. A transfer, 2 degrees, and 100K in student loans later I can participate in this message board topic!