Selecting classes can be both a blessing and a curse. It is nice to have control over the classes in which we take, but at the same time, the decision is sometimes not clear about which classes we should be taking and which ones to pass on.
A major theme in determining what electives to take is based mostly on what classes are considered easy: GPA boosters. I will admit that I have done this on numerous occasions, but today, I write against my past actions.
College is a time when you should experience new things and try to expand the world you live in, and one of the best ways to do so is by taking a variety of different classes.
For instance, if you plan on becoming an engineer, consider taking some extra sociology, history, philosophy, art or other classes that are outside of your major.
This is a great way to avoid getting bored by taking classes that deal with the same topics over and over again. Taking classes outside of your intended career area will also help you to view problems with different perspectives.
Also, do not just opt for the easy courses. You are in college for a reason, and that reason is to get an education.
By taking easy classes, you are robbing yourself of opportunities to learn new things, to grow as a person and to see if there is something else that interests you more than what you initially plan to major in.
To all of the incoming freshmen, keep in mind that the purpose of college is to provide you with a broad education and comprehensive experiences.
By limiting yourselves to the classes that are easy and only deal with your major, you are robbing yourself of what college has to offer.