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Schools Is the schedule at a 4 year University anything like this:

  1. Jan 14, 2010 #1
    This is the schedule at a 2 year college by the way for about 19 units:
    Monday Chemistry from 11:30am - 1:20pm, Math from 4:00pm - 6:15pm , Astronomy from 7pm - 9:20pm
    Wednesday Chemistry from 8:30am - 1:20pm, Math from 4:00pm - 6:15pm , Astronomy from 7pm - 9:20pm
    Friday Computer Science from 3:30pm - 9:20pm
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
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  3. Jan 14, 2010 #2
    It looks really badly planned, nothing on two days and many gaps on the others. If you are talking about the amount of hours I think it looks normal.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2010 #3

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    Scheduling systems vary a lot from one school to another. Where I teach, lecture courses usually meet either three times a week for one hour each in the morning, or twice a week for 1.5 hours each in the afternoon. A morning lecture class might meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday; or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; or Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; or Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; and sometimes at different times on different days.

    Labs are usually once a week for three hours in the afternoon. A typical course load for science majors is five lectures plus one or two labs.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 #4
    Not sure on the science majors, but doing 19 hours as an engineering major at a difficult school would be quite a gutsy move. The typical load at my college for most engineering students is 12-14 hours. That, plus anywhere from 20-40 hours a week in additional homework and studying depending on the person.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2010 #5

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    Here, everybody has to take a lot of "general education" courses in addition to their major field courses. So those five lecture courses usually include some English, history, foreign language, or whatever.
     
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