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Question: Pick as many as apply:
political science   -20 (19.6%)
history   -7 (6.9%)
international relations   -6 (5.9%)
economics   -19 (18.6%)
geography   -3 (2.9%)
other social science   -7 (6.9%)
business   -2 (2%)
biology, other life sciences   -1 (1%)
chemistry   -2 (2%)
physics   -2 (2%)
other natural science   -0 (0%)
engineering   -3 (2.9%)
computer science   -1 (1%)
philosophy   -3 (2.9%)
english   -1 (1%)
other humanities   -3 (2.9%)
education   -1 (1%)
arts   -0 (0%)
math   -5 (4.9%)
OTHER   -8 (7.8%)
UNDECIDED / I'm in high school.   -8 (7.8%)
NONE   -0 (0%)
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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2012, 02:08:17 pm »
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My BA was in Contemporary History & Politics
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« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2012, 03:42:41 pm »
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How is that defined?

In practice it just meant that I took Modern modules in 2nd and 3rd year.

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« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2012, 03:56:40 pm »
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Modern history means modern modules. How helpful!  Thanks for the that nice quote however, from some dude I never heard of. That makes up for your doing like so many do when I depose them - the last thing the deponent wants to do is answer the question, and reveal anything that might be pertinent or useful.  Tongue
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« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2012, 05:27:03 pm »
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I had a double major of special education and history. I have never been interviewed once for a history teaching position but the saving grace was my endorsement in teaching students with behavior disorders. If anyone here is interested in becoming a teacher do not waste time going into general education as there are zero jobs in it.
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« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2012, 05:33:58 pm »
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Political Science
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Radio and Television/Mass Communications

It's technically Radio and TV but in most universities it's called Mass Communications.
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« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2012, 06:47:13 am »
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I have Human Geography as my major and minor studies are social policy, sosiology, economics and gender studies.
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« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2012, 06:51:49 am »
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Literature (English) and Philosophy, of course.
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« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2012, 09:01:58 am »
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I have Human Geography as my major and minor studies are social policy, sosiology, economics and gender studies.

A few more sociology and and econ courses would have strengthened my background significantly. As it is, I never took a course beyond the intro level in either discipline. It's probably my biggest regret as a geography major, especially as I'm interested in heading in a public policy direction with my graduate studies.
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« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2012, 02:16:33 pm »
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Political Science
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« Reply #60 on: June 10, 2012, 06:46:10 pm »
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Political Science and Mathematical Economics.
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« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2012, 10:06:57 pm »
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Criminal Justice, so I voted for other social science.
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« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2012, 11:32:24 pm »
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So, how does exactly works a minor-major system, and what someone wishing to have an Architecture graduation would have for undergraduation?

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« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2012, 07:45:50 am »
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So, how does exactly works a minor-major system, and what someone wishing to have an Architecture graduation would have for undergraduation?

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A major is a subject that you choose to specialize in when you recieve your bachelor's degree. Different professions require different majors (to be a teacher you would major in education, for instance). There are a certain number of classes dealing with the subject that you are required to take and then when you graduate your diploma says you majored in the subject.

Minors are similar to majors in that they have a certain number of required classes that you have to take and your diploma will say you minored in a subject, but the number of classes required is less than required for a major and most professions don't require you to minor in something.
Sometimes colleges will limit the number of majors and minors you can have, sometimes they won't. A lot of people don't minor in anything, and a lot of people with have two or three majors with a minor (or two) in there as well. Everyone has to have a major, but no one has to have a minor.

To answer your specific question, I'd assume you'd major in architecture (probably minor in either interior design or civil engineering or some such thing).
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« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2012, 11:00:07 am »
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Philosophy.

Its nice to know there are a few of us here - though the others are apparently Anshiviviki and Gustaf.

But I'm surprised I'm apparently the only 'English Major' on the site.  Reading the great novels, short stories poetry, etc., is a lot better education for a gentleman than learning about economics or politics or how to fix a computer or particle accelerator.  Its not learning Greek or Latin admittedly, but its still pretty good.
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« Reply #65 on: June 11, 2012, 12:34:18 pm »
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Computer Science. I was an Economics/Political Science double major, but discovered that I liked programming after taking some classes at the University and decided to pursue CS. It's a heavier workload, but much more enjoyable to me.
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« Reply #66 on: June 11, 2012, 01:01:17 pm »
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If I could do it all over again, I'd probably have been an astrophysics or astronautical engineering major...or maybe civil engineering. I really needed the economics though; it helped me rediscover my love of math, but now that I have it, I feel like I should be doing more with it. It doesn't really help that my courses are really easy. Grass is always greener I guess.
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« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2012, 01:18:12 pm »
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Arab and islamic studies, full specialization
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« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2012, 03:20:56 pm »
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Economics and Math
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« Reply #69 on: June 12, 2012, 07:08:22 am »
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I have Human Geography as my major and minor studies are social policy, sociology, economics and gender studies.

A few more sociology and and econ courses would have strengthened my background significantly. As it is, I never took a course beyond the intro level in either discipline. It's probably my biggest regret as a geography major, especially as I'm interested in heading in a public policy direction with my graduate studies.

Yeah, I really think that sociology has strengthened my background on some issues in my major. Now I'm thinking about Border crossing studies, because it's one speciality in my university and it's one possible masters program for me.
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« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2012, 02:49:17 pm »
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It's funny, but I took some CJ classes from two professors who are not bleeding hearts by any measure. Just by their analysis of the death penalty alone has me rethinking my support for it. I've always been in favor of the DP and thought I always would be. O_O
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« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2012, 05:48:57 pm »
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It's funny, but I took some CJ classes from two professors who are not bleeding hearts by any measure. Just by their analysis of the death penalty alone has me rethinking my support for it. I've always been in favor of the DP and thought I always would be. O_O

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« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2012, 06:09:22 am »
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Join BA (none of that major/minor rubbish here) in History and Anthropology.
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« Reply #73 on: June 13, 2012, 06:42:54 am »
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Join BA (none of that major/minor rubbish here) in History and Anthropology.

On this issue, though, it's not just an American thing (surprisingly). The vast majority of BA programs require minor subjects in Germany as well.
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« Reply #74 on: June 13, 2012, 06:52:33 am »
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Join BA (none of that major/minor rubbish here) in History and Anthropology.

Do you mean 'joint'?  I also did a double degree, but its all just a matter of terminology isn't it? 
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