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When I was in university, when people told me they do art, I always have to be .............
I don't know about others but I think some university subjects are so easy and I normally just call them baby subjects xD.
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(Original post by chungyanho)
When I was in university, when people told me they do art, I always have to be .............
I don't know about others but I think some university subjects are so easy and I normally just call them baby subjects xD.
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A university degree is only as useful to the extent that it helps someone gain employment in a field they are interested in. If a degree in 'football management studies' gives someone the skills and qualifications to be able to work for a football club (for example) in a professional role then that subject has been useful to that particular person.

There's no such thing as a worthless subject.
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How do you know if a subject is easy if you've not studied it at university level?
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Psychology.
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As the academic peering into the subject and looking for answers, there is no subject not worthy of intellectual pursuit. Sometimes the student is not really able to peer into the subject, and there are a lot of superficial undergraduate degrees which fit into this category. Degrees which only teach the student to pass and get a 2:1 without giving them opportunity to understand or ask questions.

These are the worthless degrees and it has nothing to do with employability.
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Psychology.
Oi.

That's my field. :laugh:
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(Original post by Lkathryn08)
How do you know if a subject is easy if you've not studied it at university level?
I just graduated from uni.... But i guess i was being rude, and I only make this post because I never understand why people study art in uni at the first place, that is all...
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Oi.

That's my field. :laugh:
Saaawwwwwyyyyyyyy but I just feel its not a very fruitful degree.
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(Original post by chungyanho)
I just graduated from uni.... But i guess i was being rude, and I only make this post because I never understand why people study art in uni at the first place, that is all...
For someone who has graduated university you seem to lack a little bit of common sense and logic.

Perhaps they may enjoy creating and studying art. Art has a significant place in human history and most go to a specialised art school rather than a traditional university to study art.
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(Original post by chungyanho)
I just graduated from uni.... But i guess i was being rude, and I only make this post because I never understand why people study art in uni at the first place, that is all...
You might've graduated from uni but in one subject. You seem like you haven't studied art so I don't see how you can comment on how easy it is, art for me would be extremely hard as I have no artistic ability. For some people art is what they want to persue in the future and what they enjoy.
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Saaawwwwwyyyyyyyy but I just feel its not a very fruitful degree.
You might feel that way - but in reality psychology encompasses a large number of subfields (which you might not realise comes under the field of psychology, i.e. perception and attention) which have made major contributions to our understanding of human behaviour.

I come at it different from angle (as opposed to a degree learner) as I'm conducting research in the field of eyewitness memory - research from which has gone on to form police policy in how police officers conduct interviews with witnesses to crimes.

So, from my perspective I would never say it's not fruitful. But hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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For someone who has graduated university you seem to lack a little bit of common sense and logic.

Perhaps they may enjoy creating and studying art. Art has a significant place in human history and most go to a specialised art school rather than a traditional university to study art.
Wait, You are telling me as long as you enjoy it, it is not worthless. I might need to change my wording next time, I should say it does not worth 27k lol. Anyway, you are right, I am not logical and have no common sense even I study Engineering lol
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People choose to study art because they enjoy it, what's so bad? It's their choice. Just because art isn't as academic or has as many contact hours as other subjects, like STEM, law or the humanities, it doesn't mean it's easy. Art students have to spend a lot of time doing independent study creating their own work and also writing essays so it shows your ignorance if you think art is simply a walk in the park.
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(Original post by chungyanho)
Wait, You are telling me as long as you enjoy it, it is not worthless. I might need to change my wording next time, I should say it does not worth 27k lol. Anyway, you are right, I am not logical and have no common sense even I study Engineering lol
I study engineering too... I still don't mock an entire subject that I don't seem to know that much about.
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(Original post by chungyanho)
When I was in university, when people told me they do art, I always have to be .............
I don't know about others but I think some university subjects are so easy and I normally just call them baby subjects xD.
How can a university graduate engage in such infantilism by calling certain degrees, "baby subjects"?

You must be a troll.
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(Original post by chungyanho)
Wait, You are telling me as long as you enjoy it, it is not worthless. I might need to change my wording next time, I should say it does not worth 27k lol. Anyway, you are right, I am not logical and have no common sense even I study Engineering lol
No, if you read my first response to your post I said that a subject is only useful in so far as it allows you to gain a job in your field of interest. If someone would like to study art and work in the art industry then what is that to you? Does it somehow devalue you because someone is working a job that isn't STEM?

Engineering students, in my experience, lack the most common sense. You do realise that STEM subjects are no more of a guarantee of a job than humanities/arts subject - the unemployment rate for both kinds of graduates is very similar.

What makes a subject worth 27k to you?
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Why are people really getting this angry, like people may consider degrees as useless because the might not worth be 9k/year or they may have limited job prospects or be really easy or whatever.
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(Original post by Cubone-r)
No, if you read my first response to your post I said that a subject is only useful in so far as it allows you to gain a job in your field of interest. If someone would like to study art and work in the art industry then what is that to you? Does it somehow devalue you because someone is working a job that isn't STEM?

Engineering students, in my experience, lack the most common sense. You do realise that STEM subjects are no more of a guarantee of a job than humanities/arts subject - the unemployment rate for both kinds of graduates is very similar.

What makes a subject worth 27k to you?
Bruv I'll have you know that I ain't lacking in common sense. I do agree with your first post about how it's applied to someone to a certain extent. When I was working at a charity shop the manager had the opinion of trash degrees like geography as she said she knew someone who had a son who became a lorry driver afterward, I knew that idea was nonsense since my dad works as a consultant. What irks me somewhat is when people take a degree since it's just a degree no matter the subject, they don't look ahead earlier as to what they want to become.
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People love to throw around their opinions which are more worthless than the degree they're slating. If you haven't studied a subject at uni level, you're not in a place to judge if it's worthless or not. Like someone already mentioned, art has an important place in history. Does the renaissance ring any bells to you? Art brings cultural movements and being an artist is a talent to be envious of. I've always wished to have been good at that sort of thing, so to me I would never call the degree useless/worthless. Recognise that other people's talents and interests and plans for the future are different to yours.

Also to the person that said psychology is worthless, psychology degrees are the foundations for people to move into doctorates in clinical and other fields. Some people just do the degree out of interest but that doesn't mean every single psychology student is the same. Many want to progress into research & further study.

It's a matter of perspective, obviously someone else's degree is worthless to you because you're not the one doing it and it has no application to your future like it has theirs. & because of this it shouldn't really matter to you anyway. Worry about yourself.
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(Original post by Cubone-r)
Bait?

A university degree is only as useful to the extent that it helps someone gain employment in a field they are interested in. If a degree in 'football management studies' gives someone the skills and qualifications to be able to work for a football club (for example) in a professional role then that subject has been useful to that particular person.

There's no such thing as a worthless subject.
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