The most useless college courses

Sarah Petnuch, Staff Writer

Foundations of Handwriting

I don’t know about you, but when I was in elementary school, I had to take a handwriting class — and I thought it was the Dumbest. Thing. Ever. Seven-year-old me got my first ever C in that class. Why in the WORLD do I need to be good at cursive? No one even writes like that anymore! Everyone types now, so what is the point? And writing the same letter over and over… I just couldn’t handle it. 

That being said, I do think there are some people that could benefit from a handwriting course, specifically boys. This, of course, is just a generalization and not the case for everyone, but 90 percent of the time, when I see a boy’s handwriting, it’s illegible. It looks like their handwriting hasn’t advanced since kindergarten. So, hey, maybe a little more focus put into handwriting could be a good thing. They must have missed that day in kindergarten, and extra practice never hurts.


The Dynamic between Colors and Numbers

This one is a bit more abstract, but think about it: seven is green. Nine is red. Two is blue. Four is purple. It doesn’t make sense but it does. There is a right and a wrong answer. Which is why there needs to be a class.


The Art of Public Walking

Now this one, even though it sounds mundane, might actually be quite useful. Among the friends I have asked, the consensus is generally that our biggest pet peeve is being behind a slow walker. It is a phenomenon that needs to be fixed immediately. There is nothing worse in the world than when you’re running late to an exam so you’re walking as quickly as you can, and then you come up right behind a group of slow walkers. I mean, they are barely CRAWLING — which is why there should be a class on it. Everyone should know that the proper walking speed is at least  four miles per hour. Three if you’re less than five feet tall. Otherwise, there are no exceptions. And finally, for the sake of everyone’s sanity, walk on the right side of the sidewalk.

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