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Advice: Would you bother?

Sooo I don't like French. I'm not going to drop it though. I'm not doing THAT badly, I just don't enjoy it.

I should have switched last year because I've learned I LOVE Classical Studies. I'd love to get a Minor in that.

Long story short, I need 3 more credits for that. If I drop french, I can take two next year. I still need one. Here are the options:

1) I think that one of my Poli Sci courses counts as half a credit for Classics. Then take an online half credit course in the summer. ***

2) Stay in french since after this year I'll only need one credit and I can just take online French translation and be done with it. Then use my last elective for a Classics course, but forego the Minor.

3) Drop out and become a professional TK poster.

***There is a possibility which I'm going to look into that two of my poli sci courses might count towards a Classics minor. But that's highly unlikely, most likely I'll only get one.

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    edited December 2011
    I like option three.
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    edited December 2011
    But really, what option would make you happiest? That's the most important thing.
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    AudgiePodgeAudgiePodge member
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    edited December 2011
    If you don't like French and it's not needed, I would drop it.
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    desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    What's more practical for the career path you want to pursue? Probably French? Then I'd stick with the French and do the elective course in Classics.

    I know how you feel, though. I was like 3 courses shy of an Art History minor and wanted it so bad, but the money it would have cost just wasn't worth it since it's not a really useful minor.
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    marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    edited December 2011
    Hmm. What do you think will help you on paper more, in terms of what future employers/grad school admissions will want to see? If I were you, that's what I'd minor in. You'll have classes in both areas under your belt when you graduate anyway. If you stay with French, you can always take classes in the Classics just for fun/extra well-roundedness.
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    PaigeMcCPaigeMcC member
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    I would say that, as much as you don't like French, you should stick with it.  It's one of our official languages and I think that a minor in that could get you a long way (esp if you'd like to get on with the feds).  I also think that since you only have one credit left it's better to just do the online course, suck it up and use it to your advantage in the years to come.

    Also, number three sounds like a strong contender. ;)

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_advice-would-bother?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:faab48bc-8086-4beb-9dd6-f0acfb10a61dPost:805ccb52-89bd-40fe-bca2-ed037e45a4f3">Re: Advice: Would you bother?</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>What's more practical for the career path you want to pursue? Probably French? Then I'd stick with the French and do the elective course in Classics. </strong>I know how you feel, though. I was like 3 courses shy of an Art History minor and wanted it so bad, but the money it would have cost just wasn't worth it since it's not a really useful minor.
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    <div>Although ultimately the I think the last option is probably in your best interests, desert's advice isn't bad either <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /> Classics might be cool, but probably not super useful. French could at least be potentially useful.</div>
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    heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    Law schools really don't care what minor I have. The important thing is that I stick with Honours Spec. Poli Sci. Being a lawyer where I am, neither one will really help me. French isn't spoken that much where I am.

    Realistically I think I'll just do option 2 since I'm kind of lazy and really detest summer courses. I've come this far, I feel like I need to follow it through and translation isn't that bad. Plus I still have the one elective.

    I love classics, but it just really complicates things (like scheduling classes next year and finances). So I'm not sure it's worth it.

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    Blue & WhiteBlue & White member
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    I vote number 3, but realistically number 2 (which it sounds like you'd be going with anyway)

    But number 3 would be pretty sweet.  And then I wouldn't have to go to work in 9 minutes ;)
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    calindicalindi member
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    I think Option 2 is best.  Knowing another language is always beneficial, if only to make you look worldly on your resume.  While you enjoy Classics, if having it as a minor won't affect your professional goals, then I'd say just enjoy it as your electives classes.

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    edited December 2011
    It really doesn't matter to anyone what you MINOR in.  It's good to have at least a minor (if not a double-major) when applying to law school to further demonstrate the academic rigor of your program.  (It helps with scholarships.)  If you really don't like French, don't force yourself to take the classes.  I found that in undergrad, when I forced myself to take classes that weren't necessary, I always did worse than I would have if I had taken a class that I really loved.  And in the end, your final GPA is VERY important to getting into law school and getting scholarships.  

    If you don't like French, drop it and pick up a Classics minor.  You know enough French to put "proficient in French" on your resume.  Even if you stuck with French, you probably wouldn't get to put "Fluent" on your resume anyway, right?  So, is there much of a point in sticking with something you hate?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_advice-would-bother?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:faab48bc-8086-4beb-9dd6-f0acfb10a61dPost:79aaeebd-6884-4f74-a529-fda40732107e">Re: Advice: Would you bother?</a>:
    [QUOTE]It really doesn't matter to anyone what you MINOR in.  It's good to have at least a minor (if not a double-major) when applying to law school to further demonstrate the academic rigor of your program.  (It helps with scholarships.)  If you really don't like French, don't force yourself to take the classes.  I found that in undergrad, when I forced myself to take classes that weren't necessary, I always did worse than I would have if I had taken a class that I really loved.  And in the end, your final GPA is VERY important to getting into law school and getting scholarships.   If you don't like French, drop it and pick up a Classics minor.<strong>  You know enough French to put "proficient in French" on your resume.  Even if you stuck with French, you probably wouldn't get to put "Fluent" on your resume anyway, right?  So, is there much of a point in sticking with something you hate?
    </strong>Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    I guess I should have been more clear, sorry. I'm sick of french grammar. But my marks are decent. I have to stick with it for the rest of the year, so next year would only be translation.
    And I'm actually at the level now that I'm considered to be fluent with french as a second language.

    But Shoes, you're right about making sure I take something I enjoy.
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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    Bren, speaking from personal experience here. You never know when French is going to come back and bite you. Growing up in the same area you are in I never thought French would be necessary for me. Fast forward and I have to take French at work now.

    The way I now look at it French is challenging to learn on your own. It's better when youc an immerse yourself in it and it is a skill you can take with you anywhere for the rest of your life. 

     IMO you can always learn about classics in your own time.
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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm gonna agree with Shoes that no one cares what you minor in. In fact, I think I'm at the point where nobody cares what I majored in, either. It's more like "Bachelors degree? Check."

    For applying to schools it's probably good to have a minor to say, look, I did extra work that wasn't required. I don't think it matters which one it's in. If you're so close to the French minor, just finish it and take classics as an elective (option 2).

    Heck, due to illness I had to drop the last class I needed for my Theatre & Dance minor. I still say I minored in it because I took 90% of the classes, and frankly no one's going to care if I really finished. (Also, it's not exactly something I'd ever mention in a job interview.)
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    edited December 2011
    You can do anything for 16 weeks. I would just stick it out. It will suck, but you'll be happy you did this summer. OPTION 2.
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