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(LA Times)   University of Arizona now offering a minor in hip hop music. Even philosophy majors are asking students what they are going to do with that when they graduate   (latimes.com) divider line 113
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2013-01-14 08:43:04 AM
girlongirlaction.files.wordpress.com

Don't make fun of philosophy majors. They'll tear your throat out.
 
2013-01-14 08:47:24 AM
Or you could just read Brainrot.
 
2013-01-14 08:47:56 AM
They can join their brethren selling poems on CD outside the laundromat next to the A&P.
 
2013-01-14 08:49:19 AM
One day, tuition will reach $1 million a year and the major will be Binge Drinking Group Sex.
 
2013-01-14 08:50:28 AM
I urinated on the state (college) while I was kickin' this song...
 
2013-01-14 08:50:54 AM
They gon' git paid, beeitch.
 
2013-01-14 08:51:07 AM
Hip-hop jumps the shark.
 
2013-01-14 08:51:14 AM
It's a minor. You don't "do anything" with a minor.
 
2013-01-14 08:51:41 AM
Will holding the pistol correctly be part of the degree? If it were me I'd institute a 1.5" group at 25 yard minimum graduation requirement, but at this point I'll just settle for them not holding the gun sideways.
 
2013-01-14 08:53:59 AM
www.mutantreviewers.com

That's the beauty of college these days, Tommy! You can major in Game Boy if you know how to bullshiat.
 
2013-01-14 08:54:05 AM
On the one hand, U of A never had a sterling academic reputation to begin with, so this doesn't really sully their reputation. As for students who actually decide to minor in this - have a worthwhile major at least and remember - it is very difficult to discharge student loan debt.
 
2013-01-14 08:56:10 AM
this should be a hit in AZ
 
2013-01-14 08:58:01 AM
Professor X finally finds a new job.
 
2013-01-14 08:58:33 AM
Other than the fact that subby doesn't know what a minor is, how is this any different from studying any other specific genre in the music department?
 
2013-01-14 09:05:56 AM
Because, when you think of the cradle of Hip Hop culture, you think of Tucson Arizona.
 
2013-01-14 09:07:12 AM

Krieghund: It's a minor. You don't "do anything" with a minor.


This. Who cares? That actually could be some interesting classes.
 
2013-01-14 09:08:19 AM
I went to college for a while. I don't recall anyone particularly concerned what they were going to do with their degree. When did this become so important?
 
2013-01-14 09:09:08 AM
So this is how Dr. Dre became a Dr.
 
2013-01-14 09:10:39 AM

T.M.S.: I went to college for a while. I don't recall anyone particularly concerned what they were going to do with their degree. When did this become so important?


You must be 1%.
 
2013-01-14 09:11:56 AM

Krieghund: It's a minor. You don't "do anything" with a minor.


Then why offer it? Exactly how much of your student loan debt is acquired because you take something you don't anything with?

Part of the uneeded expense off a higher education is all these courses you are made to take that have nothing to do with your major but are supposd to make you more "well rounded". In fact they do not make you more well rounded they increase your debt load and provide employment for people who were stupid enough to get majors in stupid areas to begin with. Exactly how many meaningful employment opportunities are there for people who major in gender studies for example? Outside of academia (and that can hardly be called meaningful) damn few.
 
2013-01-14 09:12:27 AM
Hip-Hop is a $20-billion a year industry, Philosophy, not so much.
 
2013-01-14 09:13:04 AM

Krieghund: You don't "do anything" with a minor.

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2013-01-14 09:13:13 AM
the white house, duh.

ghey country.
 
2013-01-14 09:13:24 AM
hey! i majored in philosophy and i don't regret my decision at all. my other major was in creative writing.
 
2013-01-14 09:15:58 AM

hasty ambush: Krieghund: It's a minor. You don't "do anything" with a minor.

Then why offer it? Exactly how much of your student loan debt is acquired because you take something you don't anything with?

Part of the uneeded expense off a higher education is all these courses you are made to take that have nothing to do with your major but are supposd to make you more "well rounded". In fact they do not make you more well rounded they increase your debt load and provide employment for people who were stupid enough to get majors in stupid areas to begin with. Exactly how many meaningful employment opportunities are there for people who major in gender studies for example? Outside of academia (and that can hardly be called meaningful) damn few.


Yeah, you're obviously not concern trolling here at all. If you don't think non-major classes in college make your education broader and more well-rounded, you're either lying or a fool. Labeling gender studies as "stupid" and "meaningless" is a pretty big red flag, not to mention your dismissal of academia in general.

On the whole, 1/10.
 
2013-01-14 09:16:28 AM

theurge14: So this is how Dr. Dre became a Dr.

dope

, M.C.- employer, on Ruthless - and that's my label.
 
2013-01-14 09:17:54 AM
Do they have poor righteous teachers?
 
2013-01-14 09:19:20 AM
I imagine that graduates will finally be able to get "mines".
 
2013-01-14 09:20:25 AM
If you aren't majoring in a science or math, it doesn't matter what you major in. College is about learning how to work and how to manage your time and building a network of future professionals. I always took 1 fluff class a semester just to learn some interesting things that I wouldn't normally be exposed to otherwise. So I don't have a problem with a hip-hop class that could be surprisingly relevant depending on the professor.
 
2013-01-14 09:28:26 AM
Special Ed?
 
2013-01-14 09:29:53 AM

Cythraul: Don't make fun of philosophy majors. They'll tear your throat out.


Majored in Philosophy.

/plus 3 more majors
 
2013-01-14 09:30:57 AM
What, you mean like Willow Smith? Lil' Bow-Wow? Kris Kross?
 
2013-01-14 09:33:59 AM
I think very deeply.
 
2013-01-14 09:34:29 AM
Modern society has seem to forgotten that anyone smarter than a monkey can be trained to do the majority of jobs despite what degree they have.
 
2013-01-14 09:34:30 AM
katrinasifferd.files.wordpress.com
http://pleasandexcuses.com/2012/09/06/philosophy-major/
 
2013-01-14 09:35:19 AM
Even philosophy majors are asking students what they are going to do with that when they graduate .

Get money, get biatches. What else would you do?
 
2013-01-14 09:37:30 AM
Yep

www.famouspictures.org
 
2013-01-14 09:37:43 AM

xnecron: Yeah, you're obviously not concern trolling here at all. If you don't think non-major classes in college make your education broader and more well-rounded, you're either lying or a fool. Labeling gender studies as "stupid" and "meaningless" is a pretty big red flag, not to mention your dismissal of academia in general.

On the whole, 1/10.


You are either one of those poor fools who is relaint on such classes being taught for employment or thinks studying the Vagina monologues makes you well rounded.

I am "dismissal of academia in general" because of things like the University of Delaware's "All whites are racist" indoctrination or that a person can get a masters degree in puppetry. Or the fact they give people like Bill Ayers, Peter Singer, Ward Churchill and Anthea Butler jobs.
 
2013-01-14 09:45:26 AM

browntimmy: Modern society has seem to forgotten that anyone smarter than a monkey can be trained to do the majority of jobs despite what degree they have.



THIS x 1000!
Now if you are going to be a doctor, or lawyer, or nuclear physicist, by all means, please go to school. But for the other 'cubicle jobs', you can simply learn as you go or from your friend Google. Too bad companies don't spend money on training anymore and somehow believe that the degree=more 'educated'.
 
2013-01-14 09:48:05 AM

xnecron: Yeah, you're obviously not concern trolling here at all. If you don't think non-major classes in college make your education broader and more well-rounded, you're either lying or a fool. Labeling gender studies as "stupid" and "meaningless" is a pretty big red flag, not to mention your dismissal of academia in general.

On the whole, 1/10.


Dude, you don't type a response to multiple points from his post and then give him "1/10". Besides, he's probably not even trolling. Plenty people think that way.

/assuming he is, in fact, a "he"
 
2013-01-14 09:48:56 AM
Educated Rapper or Dr. Ice from UTFO?
 
2013-01-14 09:49:26 AM
Finished my philosophy and poli sci degree at U of A so I'm getting a kick. Actually, UA was one of the top 5 philosophy schools in the country while David Chalmers was there.

/yes, I AM a hoot at parties.
 
2013-01-14 09:49:39 AM

hasty ambush: I am "dismissal of academia in general" because of things like the University of Delaware's "All whites are racist" indoctrination or that a person can get a masters degree in puppetry. Or the fact they give people like Bill Ayers, Peter Singer, Ward Churchill and Anthea Butler jobs.


I take it you have a home-school PhD?
 
2013-01-14 09:50:48 AM

CapeFearCadaver: /plus 3 more majors


Plus 3 more majors?  You're a machine.
 
2013-01-14 09:52:22 AM

hasty ambush: In fact they do not make you more well rounded


Most jobs don't require even superficial historical knowledge. Should therefore history not be taught anymore (except to the few who'll work in that field)?
 
2013-01-14 09:58:12 AM
It's Edutainment, my philosophy.
 
2013-01-14 10:03:30 AM

Ilmarinen: hasty ambush: In fact they do not make you more well rounded

Most jobs don't require even superficial historical knowledge. Should therefore history not be taught anymore (except to the few who'll work in that field)?


It shouldn't be taught at all. That's how people figure out that those in power are lying to them. We can't have that.
 
2013-01-14 10:04:46 AM

JMacPA: Other than the fact that subby doesn't know what a minor is, how is this any different from studying any other specific genre in the music department?


That only makes sense to you.
 
2013-01-14 10:06:21 AM

hasty ambush: a person can get a masters degree in puppetry


So? Puppetry is an art that has been around for, basically as long as human history. It's still a very respected art in a lot of the world, and between learning the different forms of it, developing the skills needed to perform it, and developing the incredibly high-level of craftsmanship needed to fabricate puppets, there's a lot to keep you busy. It's no different than getting a degree in violin performance (except for the fact most violinists aren't there own luthiers.)
 
2013-01-14 10:06:49 AM

Cythraul: CapeFearCadaver: /plus 3 more majors

Plus 3 more majors?  You're a machine.


One kept leading to another. Started with just two: Philosophy and Anthropology. Through the Anthropology I ended up with a minor in Archaeology; and through the Philosophy and Anthropology ended up with a minor in Religious Studies. Decided to turn them both into Majors. Didn't take one course that didn't count for at least two credits, towards a major or a simple college requirement (some courses counted for 3 or 4 credits). Did it all in less than 5 years, with summer classes. It was just good organization, really.

/also bartended 25 hours a week
//slow neighborhood bar, was able to get some papers done while on the clock
\work in publishing now, no money left to get masters, wanted to be a professor :(
 
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