Is engineering a vocational subject?
I would've thought that engineering wasn't vocational compared to something like a bricklaying course.
it is, and so is medicine, dentistry, vetmed...
what about civil engineering?
I just wish to object about Media and film are not mickey mouse subjects.
Many people i know were studying English and Media as two of their subjects. (in a level) And almost all said that media studies was just as hard as A level english. I dont understand how it can be called a mickey mouse subject when you have to write 3000 word essays on different types of media, having to remember many different terms and so on....how is that easy? Film studies is more or less the same, essays and scripts have to be written! They are both as equally as hard as other subjects. Even when i took photography i stuggled to keep remembering the differenet techniques etc used.
they are just as equal as any other 'academic' subject!
and now i will be taking documentary film and Tv in university...which is certanally not going to be easy!!!!
Have you seen these courses for the BA(Hons) at the Swansea Institute for Leisure, Tourism and Sport?
Film & TV & Leisure
Spa & Health Issues
Outdoor Adventure Management
Do you really need to go to uni for three years to learn this stuff?
My cousin did a "mickey mouse" degree i think it was something about adventure/tourism. He said he only did it so he can get free flights abroad and have a laugh.
I would not have a problem with some 'mickey mouse' courses if the students were made to pay the full costs of running the course. Then the government (and hence the taxpayer) would not be wasting money on educating people in useless subjects. I am referring to courses such as David Beckham Studies.
You can also get an MA in "Glass" at the Swansea Institute. That's it...MA Glass.
So, here we go again with people commenting about the status of subjects when their only knowledge is the title. Hardly an in depth analysis-I hope you don't expect to get a 2.1 or a first with such a superficial analysis of facts.
My point is that I can't comment really on what is a mickey mouse degree because I don't know the content of the course, standards, employability, final destinations of graduates or any other indicators. Without that knowledge I'm not going to condemn a degree course, or fellow students on it, as mickey mouse. I don't have enough knowledge - all I have is a name. That's not enough to make a valid assesssment of a course.