You know what faculty really sucks? Fucking all of them. You know which students are the dumbest? Goddamn everyone. Fuck this bullshit, you guys are giant cock sores. And engineers are sphincter herpes.
it's really strange to me that it is SO hard for you guys to see that there is in fact some value in an arts degree. business schools accept arts students all of the time, and eventually, if you "mathies" are lucky enough, an arts student will hire you to do his/her dirty work. of course your precious engineering/math/cs/physics degrees are incredible, but arts degrees are not as worthless as you claim.
something tells me that deep inside you guys are aggravated by arts students because you just can't understand liberal arts, social sciences, or other fields that dare to go beyond your rigid perspective in life. and bashing arts students just makes you feel better about yourselves, because you're most likely putting in a very strong effort for only mediocre ROI.
keep it up!! after all, we need to convince society's workhorses that their jobs are worth striving for.
I think those t-shirts are hilarious. What most of you forget is that many Arts students still do Math, just not in excessive amounts. For example, look at Economics students or social science students. Most of an Arts students studies do consist of exploring human existence, and not trying to achieve some objective knowledge of the world. In this sense, Arts may be too difficult for people in some scientific or mathematic disciplines to excel at.
^^^-- I recently graduated from the Faculty of Arts. Some of my highest marks were in mathematics in highschool. I chose to take a minimal amount of mathematics in undergrad because it is boring and too rigid. Just as the site you linked suggests, it's like following a recipe. If you follow it correctly, you shouldn't be wrong. Boring. Simply and utterly boring.
@7 Economics doesn't do any real math in undergrad..
But anyways, as a mathie, I don't find arts degrees useless. I have had roommates in arts who put in way more work than I do. However, I have also had roommates in arts who literally don't do anything and yet still manage to complain to me all the time. They are ruining your reputation.
I'm the same way as 11. I took some electives in math and did excellently in them. My older brother just got his doctorate in math, actually, so he's constantly flooded me with math knowledge, so maybe that's why... but still. I chose Arts because it was my interest, because I was good at it, and because there ARE jobs out there for it, believe it or not.
Dunno why Arts gets a bad rap, honestly. I don't know much about these shirts, but Arts students have to do some stats, so maybe-*is pounced on by raging mathies 'STATS ISN'T REAL MATH'!!!!*
I've had friends in Arts and AHS taking stats courses. Your stats courses aren't nearly as challenging or rigorous as the two stats courses every person in the Math faculty is required to take. Just sayin'
At 12. You're so fucking misinformed. Look at the anti-reqs for a lot of the upper year econ courses. They have stats, lin alg, calc, afm, and other "highly rated" in your eyes anti reqs. theyre required courses for a honours econ degree.
They are just funny t shirts. I'm in Arts & I have one because I find it hilarious. We're not insulting ourselves or implying that we're stupid, it's just a joke about how people view the stereotypical Artsie.
25 is right. My roommate is in Econ and once you get to 300 and 400 level econ courses they are essentially applied math courses. I'm in math so I can tell you they do plenty of "real math." (Unlike in Econ 100 and 101, where all the math is basically just a joke.)
@6: You forget that it's common practice for math students (and students of other faculties) to take arts electives to make their course load lighter. Anything in arts boils down to philosophy at its very core, and philosophy is a less rigorous, less practically useful form of math.
@24: And that stats courses that mathies take isn't very challenging to begin with
@35 - Philosophy is quite the opposite of mathematics. Math seeks an objective answer while philosophy is the study of general problems in our world, providing answers that are purely subjective and completely arguable regardless of how competent of philosopher you are.
most people from different faculties take arts courses that are designed to be electives, even for arts students. hence, the workload is intentionally a bit lower for both parties; professors/ta's & students.
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