Class Advice for Incoming Freshman

Class Advice for Incoming Freshman

Submitted by UMClassOf2018 on June 8th, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I will be heading to Ann Arbor for freshman orientation on Tuesday, and one task of orientation is to register for classes. I know many MGoBloggers attended Michigan, and to you, I would just like to ask for some scheduling advice in general. I am in LSA, but I'm going to be applying for Ross, so I will be taking a first year writing class, economics, and calculus for sure.

With that said, I am just curious as to what professors are good? Which first year writing classes/seminars are worth taking? I will probably be in Calc 2, but should I take Calc 116 or Calc 186 (honors)? Which econ 101 professor is worth taking? What other classes could be valuable? Any bit of advice that you could offer me would be very helpful. Thank you so much!

What if: College of Football

What if: College of Football

Submitted by Blazefire on May 25th, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Alright, time for a little thought exercise here: The College of Football

What if a university, likely private with a relatively well funded scholarship base, were to give the big middle finger to the NCAA and do the following:

Establish a College of Football as a degree granting program within the school.

Offer Academic Scholarships to the most gifted players, and allow those not granted scholarship to enter the program and pay their own way if they like.

The college of football would entail taking classes in various football areas, both in the classroom and on the practice field, and in games, with the objective of being a Pro Football/NFL Prepatory program.

The best players could be lured in with the promise of excellent NFL and CFL contacts, and the freedom to be directly in contact with pros and agents at all times.

The NCAA could simply completely bar them from competition in NCAA events, and it wouldn't matter. The school could play games as exhibitions against semi-pro teams and the like, even offering payment to those teams to do so, and fund its future by A: Selling Tickets to games in a Pro-Football fashion, and B: Donations and contributions from the vast number of players that would eventually be well paid in the pros, and C: Student athletes who pay their way into the program.

Student athletes wouldn't be discouraged from attending because it's still a college and they're still earning a degree in the event that a pro-career does not materialize.

Obviously, the NCAA schools would hate that, because it would hugely cramp their ability to recruit the best (and most paycheck oriented) players. But, how would they stop such a thing?

Hardest Class at U-M?

Hardest Class at U-M?

Submitted by gomaize11 on February 8th, 2010 at 5:14 PM

As I sit at my desk cramming and dreading the hours to my quantum mechanics mid-term, this question crossed my mind. Obviously this class is small potatoes compared to others at the university, so to make me feel better what are some hard courses you've survived at the U (or other colleges)?