linguoboy wrote:You guess?
How many of the Asians you know are majoring in liberal arts or history rather than medicine or engineering?
vijayjohn wrote:linguoboy wrote:You guess?
Yeah, I guess. You can't assume that Asians don't go into anything else or that we consider that our motivation for going to college just because that's been your experience.
vijayjohn wrote:How many of the Asians you know are majoring in liberal arts or history rather than medicine or engineering?
A lot - in fact, more and more of us. Medicine and engineering may still be the most common fields for Asians to pursue, and the social pressure for us to go into medicine, engineering, or law is heavy. For that reason, the amount of support we get from our parents to go into anything else is highly variable. Yet I see medicine and engineering as belonging more to our parents' generation than to ours, because a lot of us realize that we just aren't cut out for either of those fields and will not be happy or successful pursuing them, and even in our parents' generation, there are lots of people who didn't go into either of those fields. In our grandparents' generation, at least in Kerala (probably in India in general), medicine and engineering were anomalies rather than the norm. I can think of exactly one Asian on this forum who is pursuing either of them.
vijayjohn wrote:But what if you're a student in a particular university? Could you go into any class you want to go to in that university, even if you're not signed up for the class?
linguoboy wrote:I was overstating the short shrift given to love of learning in this country to make a satirical point
Lada wrote: If you miss practice lesson, you'll have to pay for passing it. If you don't pass even one practice lesson, you are not allowed to pass final test.
dorenda wrote:In my university in the Netherlands, as far as I know outsiders were officially not allowed in the buildings, but nobody was checking that. So you could probably join a lecture with a big group of people without being noticed. In lectures with smaller groups, you would certainly be noticed, so it would be better to ask the professor for permission. I have no idea how easy it would be to get it. I guess few people would try it anyway.
Meanwhile, contrary to my expectations men are now outnumbered in the natural sciences. Get your shit together, guys!Approximately one-in-four male students choose a major in engineering or computer science, but only 6 percent of women do so. Instead, 21 percent of women choose a major in the natural and physical sciences, compared with 15 percent of men.
voron wrote:Lada wrote: If you miss practice lesson, you'll have to pay for passing it. If you don't pass even one practice lesson, you are not allowed to pass final test.
Where did you study? This is very different from the usual way our universities work.
But of course
Lada wrote:And I have no idea how usual universities in ex-USSR work
voron wrote:Lada wrote:And I have no idea how usual universities in ex-USSR work
And yeah most students hardly remember anything after they graduate, except for those who plan to do a degree.
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