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What required college or high school class did you find surprisingly useful in later life?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) August 13th, 2008
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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Philosophy taught by an ex-Jesuit at a Jesuit University.

gailcalled's avatar

College Freshman English Comp.

Judi's avatar

I hated algebra but wish I would have paid attention when I started learning Excel. All those formulas probably do some really cool stuff.

kevbo's avatar

Typing, I suppose. P.E., if done right.

I think, though, that most of that stuff is mainly meant to stretch your brain via mental gymnastics as opposed to being directly applicable.

redsgirl4eva's avatar

Math,computers and Home Economics

flameboi's avatar

Ethics all the way to the end

Kar's avatar

none. Oh, but I did learn how to make peanut brittle in home ec., so that was good!

buster's avatar

Adult Living. The class taught you how to do a budget and keep up a households finances, manners for formal dining and other occassions, cooking healthy meals on a small budget, and other things that might help a young person deal with adulthood.

susanc's avatar

French. I didn’t use it for about 45 years, then went to France and
sacre bleu! I rattled on like a native. Who knew?

Kar's avatar

buster, that Adult living class sounds like a great idea. They didn’t have classes like that when I was in school (I’m 58). More people today need to know about a budget. Wish my daughter had a class like that!

aaronou's avatar

Everything. At the very least, everything I have learned can allow me to relate or understand others and the world around me just a touch better, in some form or fashion.

kelly's avatar

Home Economics for boys (consider era – 1964)

jjd2006's avatar

Intro To International Relations! Revolutionized my life!

gailcalled's avatar

I’m changing my answer: all my college-level courses except math and physics required critical thinking, clarity, organization, and accurate use of language.

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