One out of Six

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I have to take one out of these and i am really confused whether i should take Logic or Psychology.I have previously studied Psychology and enjoyed that but at the moment i am considering other option..

What would you have had taken and why if you had to choose one of these???

English
Economics
Introduction to Logic
Psychology
Sanskrit
Sociology
 

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What is your major?

I would take psych or econ.
 
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Depends, have you previously taken any of these courses? I think if you liked Psychology you should definitely try Sociology, it would be a great compliment to the curriculum as it would give you yet another totally different way of looking at human behavior. But Logic is good too, which I would probably take as I'm already taking sociology, economics, english and psych. Logic would be good if you like philosophy and stuff like that. I'm assuming you're a first/second year-ish right?
 
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I say you should take sanskrit. :wink:
 
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Take the course with the better prof. Learning something always beats learning nothing. OTOH, many an employer will ask you whether you've taken any Econ.
 
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Sociology, Sanskrit, or Psychology. But why the hell does my opinion matter?
You pick what you want.
 
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EnumaElish said:
Take the course with the better prof. Learning something always beats learning nothing. OTOH, many an employer will ask you whether you've taken any Econ.
Yes, Econ looks good on paper.
 
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Perhaps my favorite undergrad class not related to my field of study was psychology. Learning about how people behave in general can teach you a lot about how to understand and control your own behavior.
 
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Logic!!!!!

It's fundamental, so you should take it first. It's also more useful in your major.
 
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SpaceTiger said:
Perhaps my favorite undergrad class not related to my field of study was psychology. Learning about how people behave in general can teach you a lot about how to understand and control your own behavior.
So you're interested in Psychology like me! :approve:
 
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he hasn't said what his major is yet.....
 
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I agree with HRW on this one. Logic was the most important course I have ever taken! And the most useful in every area of my other studies (and in some cases, my day-to-day life.)
 
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Sorry for the shouting - the prospect of someone learning logic gets me all excited. I'm calm now. :smile:
If you have the time, taking one of the more discussion-intensive classes and covering logic on your own might serve you better. I think logic is one of the easiest subjects to learn on your own, especially if you're already accustomed to formal languages. And this would add a bit of variety to your schedule (variety is thee spice of life, they say :wink:). If you wanted to go this route, I'd gladly help you along if or when you needed it.
Math Is Hard said:
I agree with HRW on this one. Logic was the most important course I have ever taken! And the most useful in every area of my other studies (and in some cases, my day-to-day life.)
Uh-oh, I'm getting excited again...
 
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I'd take Sanskrit. I can't stand social sciences, and university logic classes go way too slowly. You can get through the book they use in two weeks if you do it on your own.
 
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First of all,Thanks for your responses..and yeah HRW is very right,My major is Computer Science and this is my 2nd year with 3 more years to go.
As per HRW claims and other people,I have started thinking that i should go for LOGIC because i think it is very useful for Computer Science.

But one more thing is that i am supposed to choose 1 out of six for consecutive 4 more years.So should i stick to Logic for the rest of years or keep on changing.
 
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heman said:
But one more thing is that i am supposed to choose 1 out of six for consecutive 4 more years.So should i stick to Logic for the rest of years or keep on changing.
Sticking with the choice you've made sounds Logical.
 
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heman said:
But one more thing is that i am supposed to choose 1 out of six for consecutive 4 more years.So should i stick to Logic for the rest of years or keep on changing.
They'll let you take Introduction to Logic for four years? :surprised Are these year-long classes? What does Introduction to Logic cover? Have you taken any classes on theory yet (something like Theory of Computation, covering Turing machines, decidability, etc.)?
 
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Psycho is my choice
 

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