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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 04:34:45 PM  
Does the tuition cover your guns and ammunition?
 
2013-01-14 04:38:40 PM  

Xythero: I could see it being useful paired with a business or PR major, if you wanted to get into business side of hip hop. Or paired with a social work major. Or even paired with a writing or philosophy degree, so that maybe we could get some songs that aren't just about farking or fighting.


It's all the same.
 
2013-01-14 05:04:58 PM  

xnecron: 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.


Mmmmmmm..... he actually has some valid points. And, of course, your whole ad hominem "I ain't got nuthin' else in rebuttal" attack (a troll being someone who disagrees with your pov) actually lends credence to his statements, since you now look, relatively, like a hate-filled raging moron.

ben.kirman.org
 
2013-01-14 05:13:08 PM  

EyeballKid: 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?


Cute. Another ad hominem rebuttal. Made particularly sweet by the fact that the whole "derp home skrooled kidz are dum derp" argument is a easily provably false "Big Lie." Link This, of course, makes YOU look relatively like a certifiable moron.
 
2013-01-14 05:38:12 PM  

Jument: 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?

I went to university for engineering. I knew exactly what I'd be doing as my career before I showed up for my first class (and I've been at it for almost 20 years).


I was thrown out of university for dramatic arts. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do before I arrived as well. I understand if you have a very specific job and goal in mind. But most people do not. And I guess I was wondering why the folks that take a little more time enjoying education for educations sake get such a bad rap.
 
2013-01-14 05:46:22 PM  

LewDux: 12349876: StoPPeRmobile: JackieRabbit: december: [katrinasifferd.files.wordpress.com image 640x494]
http://pleasandexcuses.com/2012/09/06/philosophy-major/

No surprises here.

/Hip-hop != music
Dead white guys FTW. Amirite.

Give me blues over hip hop. Give me jazz over hip hop. Give me farking Hootie over hip hop.

[www.kimballtrombone.com image 743x600]


FYI: hip hop isn't new. I grew up with it and still think at it's best it's only good for comedic novelty songs or as sometimes appropriate background music if you lose the vocals.
 
2013-01-14 08:28:12 PM  

Jument: 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?

I went to university for engineering. I knew exactly what I'd be doing as my career before I showed up for my first class (and I've been at it for almost 20 years).


Sounds like you had a good support system.

That's awesome.
 
2013-01-14 09:23:03 PM  
Back in the 90's when I went to college, it cost half of what it does now and I could've discharged the bill via bankruptcy if I'd wanted to. Back then, I could choose a few goofy classes here and there and not have it cost me all that much.

Nowadays, though, there's very little leeway for students to involve themselves in frivolous classes. The good news is, if you want to have some kind of "hobby" major (but you don't want to spend a huge chunk of your academic career studying it formally) , you can pick it up on your own via online sources/ tutorials. I recall having tons of free time in college (at least compared to what I have now), so it would be the perfect time to develop and round out all of the skills and interests that might have caught your fancy.

Of course, the more time you spend learning things, the less time there is for drinking and f**king. But hey, if all you want to go to college for is to party, then you're better off just keeping your money, getting a job, and moving into a crap apartment. (You'll probably find yourself in the same place after you graduate anyway, only now you'll have a $500 loan payment to make every month .)
 
2013-01-14 09:30:34 PM  
A rap battle... translated
Link
 
2013-01-14 10:30:51 PM  

The Muthaship: Do they have poor righteous teachers?



No, but they do have a Large Professor.
 
2013-01-15 02:04:39 AM  

browntimmy: LewDux: 12349876: StoPPeRmobile: JackieRabbit: december: [katrinasifferd.files.wordpress.com image 640x494]
http://pleasandexcuses.com/2012/09/06/philosophy-major/

No surprises here.

/Hip-hop != music
Dead white guys FTW. Amirite.

Give me blues over hip hop. Give me jazz over hip hop. Give me farking Hootie over hip hop.

[www.kimballtrombone.com image 743x600]

FYI: hip hop isn't new. I grew up with it and still think at it's best it's only good for comedic novelty songs or as sometimes appropriate background music if you lose the vocals.


At least it doesn't hurt people or attract geese and donkeys like jazz
 
2013-01-15 07:32:14 AM  

Shirley Ujest: I met up with a twenty year old whose major is Organic Gardening.

Discuss.


20 dollar word for farmer
 
2013-01-16 03:17:03 PM  
Will they offer a lab in blunt rolling?
 
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