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On Do you think incoming freshmen at Kansas University should all be required to take certain classes?

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Carol Bowen 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes. I have seen no mention of mathematics. We have too many decision makers who cannot rub two columns together.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 3 months ago

other requirements for all KU students:

  1. drunk/drug/impaired driving and the law;
  2. comportment [if ya don't know what it means, look it up!]
  3. how to have fun without getting plastered.
  4. respect for the opposite sex, gender specific classes to help prevent violence.
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bearded_gnome 1 year, 3 months ago

of course each college within KU should have core requirements.

across KU: require that everyone can only graduate if he or she can read and write English at or beyond 12th grade; is able to compose at least a suitable 20-page project; and can at least reasonably speak from that topic.

it is shocking how illiterate and incapable in English KU grads are now.

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Kat Christian 1 year, 3 months ago

Parenting classes, both young men and young women, along with birth control practices and STD education. Not all birth control methods are 100% fool proof, however if someone does find they are pregnant and decide to keep the child, get married, etc. they should be educated in how to care for, raise and understand babies, toddlers and young children and what their responsibility toward their child will be for the rest of their lives. Young men who do not married the mother should understand their responsibility in providing child support. They both need to understand how important setting a nurturing and supportive environment is for their child. Kids today are all about themselves, they end up getting pregnant and either their parents end up raising the child of the child is abused or abandoned. We need to educate our young people in childcare behavior.

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Jason Johnson 1 year, 3 months ago

Incoming freshmen, here's my tips:

  1. Classes, never before 11am.
  2. Beer: it's your best friend, you drink a lot.
  3. Will you have a car? If not, someone on your floor will. Find them and make friends with them on the first day.
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BABBOY 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes. The first year should be centered on certain basic foundational stuff. Math, Science English, History, Government, and probably something to ensure proper reading skills from someone that graduated from college. The second year and on can be primarily focused on their majors. Politics should be kept out of it.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 3 months ago

There are common general education classes everyone should take, including and especially Western Civ. Sometimes I think KU is becoming a votech school, instead of a real university. University has the root "univers-". This is related to the word universe. It means "whole". It does not mean specialized job training. That is for the separate schools in the last 2 years to accomplish. Otherwise, they should go to a junior college or trade school.

Get rid of the School of Business, give that to a trade school. Take away the stupid, requirement to have an MBA or even a bachelors.

The School of Education should only start their education classes in the 4th year. The first 3 should be a mixture of math, history, science, english for the elementary teachers, and for the high school and middle school teachers a concentration of the subject they will be teaching.

Pharmacy should probably be a trade school too.

Engineers need to have a universal education, because they are, in reality, practical artists.

Actually I think everyone above needs a universal education, but KU seems to give into the whining and letting people turn it into a job training center. Don't call yourself a university anymore, KU, if you continue down this path.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 3 months ago

A class on proper Jayhawk tradition, a "woo" or " home of the Chiefs" is an automatic F

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LawrenceTownie 1 year, 3 months ago

When I entered KU after graduating HS, I was told what classes to take both first and second semesters. I did not want to take those classes, but I had other ones in mind. Being forced to take those classes was my undoing, I dropped out second semester and did not return to school for many, many years later. My children were almost grown, so I returned to school, getting my AA from Johnson County, then transfering to Washburn to continue. But years were wasted. JOCO was more relaxed on what I wanted to take, they gave me choices. It was not hard to go to class when I wanted to take the course. I say give the kids choices.

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Gandalf 1 year, 3 months ago

Let me see a list of the classes required and I'll answer the question.

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profound 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes, a class in birth control while drunk shoud be required.

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