Monday, September 20, 2010
Majoring in political science, minoring in....
I tell youngsters they will have seven careers in their lives—not just seven jobs.
Anne Ryman, AZ Republic, Sept 17, 2010, says more kids out here in AZ are “minoring” in subjects different from their majors.
Covering the odds, I guess. A minor is 18-20 of the 120 credits needed to graduate.
Some schools offer different emphasized areas—this is called interdisciplinary study.
Yale looked at this and decided against allowing minors—feeling it locked students into set courses and cut the number of electives they could take.
Scheduling a minor can be a challenge.
One guy is going to be a surgeon with a minor in business.
Sometimes youngsters take a bunch of electives and find they almost HAVE a minor and finish it up.
That’s what I did with my major. I took so many classes at the Elliott School of Public and International Affairs it amounted to a degree from there.
So I graduated.