Okay, after the first few weeks of classes I'm begining to wonder if I'm the only person who takes classes that are hard for me but I think I will be useful over classes that fulfil the same requirement but are easy "A"s. I'm not talking about fun classes, I'm talking genuinely hard and somewhat unexciting classes that will help later in my career.
What do you think? Would you take a hard class because you think it will be helpful, or would you take a dull but easy class if it fulfilled the requirement?
I'm taking a class right now that is kicking my ass, but I have an "Ah ha!" moment every single lecture and I think the professor is genuinely interested in making us understand the topic. We read recent molecular medicine articles and analyze the science and then have to write something like how we could have shown this in 1990 (with completely different technology), what we might do differently and why, how this is helpful to drug development and what else we need to know first, and/or explain the point of a procedure used in the paper that we don't use anymore so don't know about. A bunch of my classmates droped this class in favor of one that they have to read a paper a month instead of three papers a week, and there are exams instead of analysis papers.