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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2021, 03:26:06 pm »
What's a module?  I had courses.

South African: "what module deed yow dow?"

New Zealander: "I took some pretty tough papers in university."

American: "you stole papers? Whaddaya mean they were tough, like chewing gum? At cawlidge I took a lot of classes."

Brit: "What did you read at university?"

American: "Books mostly! Duh!"

Koreans: "are you guys sure you're speaking the same language?"


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2021, 04:47:55 pm »
South African: "what module deed yow dow?"

New Zealander: "I took some pretty tough papers in university."

American: "you stole papers? Whaddaya mean they were tough, like chewing gum? At cawlidge I took a lot of classes."

Brit: "What did you read at university?"

American: "Books mostly! Duh!"

Koreans: "are you guys sure you're speaking the same language?"
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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2021, 04:57:13 pm »
South African: "what module deed yow dow?"

New Zealander: "I took some pretty tough papers in university."

American: "you stole papers? Whaddaya mean they were tough, like chewing gum? At cawlidge I took a lot of classes."

Brit: "What did you read at university?"

American: "Books mostly! Duh!"

Koreans: "are you guys sure you're speaking the same language?"

So Good! Got it after the second read.


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2021, 05:34:57 pm »
I'm MORE confused having read this thread.

Like one 3 hour class' subject?


Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2021, 05:38:32 pm »
This was a Mayor Haggar gem.

I'll say this, when it comes to the various idiosyncrasies between ESLer nations, Mayor Haggar is usually pretty sharp.


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2021, 12:39:11 am »
Anything related to CRT.


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2021, 03:46:44 am »
Cybernetics.


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2021, 06:48:44 am »

 "Books mostly! Duh!"


As I recall this was was of the biggest scams of uni.  Publishers
coming out with new versions of text books every year so that
they could not be resold to new students. It used to cost me
at least 500 clams a year on books.


Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2021, 07:28:38 am »
As I recall this was was of the biggest scams of uni.  Publishers
coming out with new versions of text books every year so that
they could not be resold to new students. It used to cost me
at least 500 clams a year on books.

Is that an American thing? I didn't buy any new books at uni and only about 5 or 6 second hand.

 I was talking about second hand books recently with my students and the general consensus seemed to be they wouldn't buy them because they were 'dirty'. Never come across that one before. I mean i get it re clothes but books?


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2021, 07:43:56 am »

Is that an American thing? I didn't buy any new books at uni and only about 5 or 6 second hand.

 I was talking about second hand books recently with my students and the general consensus seemed to be they wouldn't buy them because they were 'dirty'. Never come across that one before. I mean i get it re clothes but books?


What's an American thing? Books at uni? I don't understand your question.

I had to buy this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Scientists-Engineers-Raymond-Serway/dp/1133947271

It is now almost 200 bucks.




Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2021, 07:49:36 am »
I meant telling students they have to buy certain books new. I guess it depends on the subject. I can see why engineering might have a rigid set text.


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2021, 07:56:26 am »
I remember paying up to $100, but it was a long time ago.

Anyways, it's a Canadian thing too. I was an engineering/science major, but It wasn't mandatory to buy them, and there is a pretty good 2nd hand market. I had a few friends that just borrowed our books to photo-copy the assignments. A few guys from Hong Kong would get the exact same books, from in Hong Kong, for fractions of the price. Outside of safety equipment for labs, nothing was mandatory when I was in university.


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2021, 07:56:33 am »
Actually I changed my mind, History of Education was the most useless and boring and Philosophy of Education came a close second.
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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2021, 08:04:39 am »
I remember paying up to $100, but it was a long time ago.

Anyways, it's a Canadian thing too. I was an engineering/science major, but It wasn't mandatory to buy them, and there is a pretty good 2nd hand market. I had a few friends that just borrowed our books to photo-copy the assignments. A few guys from Hong Kong would get the exact same books, from in Hong Kong, for fractions of the price. Outside of safety equipment for labs, nothing was mandatory when I was in university.

I went to UVIC. I remember the library would get the new books in. They
would then be instantly  signed out for the full year. The people who signed
them out would be fined about $15 in late fees. haha


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2021, 08:20:54 am »
It becomes completely pointless and ridiculous when it starts teaching about "diversity" and "inclusivity" in that insufferable woke rhetoric most of us detest. 

My seminar in applied linguistics class had a heavy emphasis on that crap. Even worse was during the class discussions a couple of my classmates felt the need to bring up #45 and how bad he was and this was barely 3 months ago, well out of his presidency. Ugh.
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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2021, 08:37:21 am »
My seminar in applied linguistics class had a heavy emphasis on that crap. Even worse was during the class discussions a couple of my classmates felt the need to bring up #45 and how bad he was and this was barely 3 months ago, well out of his presidency. Ugh.

So glad I don't have to deal with today's uni environment.  I assume the profs would fail me for bias?  I did get some slight mark down in a couple of courses for not towing the leftist line in a couple of intro sociology electives.  But not too bad.  Still came out both semesters with a B.  Though may have been a B plus or A minus if I hadn't of challenged some things?  The markdown today? 

Me:  "There are only 2 genders". 

Prof: "There are 69 million genders.  You get an F."

Me:  "F you A-hole!"

Later, me putting this guy and his name all over social media and conservative groups and which school he teaches at.  At least I wouldn't take it lying down even if I prob couldn't do anything much else.  At least I'd give him some grief on the way out the door. 

At least back in the day, a couple of left leaning profs, I actually liked and they had these things called personality.  But today, they must all be off the deep end.  The woke kids and the woke profs, a smorgasbord of crazy all mixed together.  What used to be the center was moved with the goal posts to the left and is now called the center by some in the fake news media.  So, a centrist from Billy Clinton's era is now a right winger even if they have done nothing different.  Old Billy was out raping women, but he at least had the good sense not to meddle in the economy too much.  Maybe it was because he was too busy raping women.  Who knows?  But he did good on the economy for a Democrat because he went along with Newt Gingrich back in the day. 


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2021, 08:50:18 am »
My friends who became plumbers, electricians and bricklayers and such are
now living in huge paid houses with boats, cash and hot chicks.  What's the
deal there?


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2021, 09:08:48 am »
My friends who became plumbers, electricians and bricklayers and such are
now living in huge paid houses with boats, cash and hot chicks.  What's the
deal there?

Pretty much, so long as you took the right trade and kept at it.  Also chose to work in the right area. 


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Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2021, 09:26:50 am »
Me:  "There are only 2 genders". 

Prof: "There are 69 million genders.  You get an F."

Me:  "F you A-hole!"

Later, me putting this guy and his name all over social media and conservative groups and which school he teaches at.  At least I wouldn't take it lying down even if I prob couldn't do anything much else.  At least I'd give him some grief on the way out the door. 


A short glimpse at the fantasy world within Hangook's mind. Is there a sexual element? Can we roleplay this to its natural conclusion over a bottle of wine this weekend?


Re: The most useless module you've done at university
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2021, 09:32:27 am »
Actually I changed my mind, History of Education was the most useless and boring and Philosophy of Education came a close second.

Only useful thing I learned was an understanding of where the term 'Model-C' schools comes from and why they offer better education than government schools.