Taking "Fluff" Classes This is something I've noticed about college education in general which really irks me. I'm a pretty good student. Physics and mathematics major, 4.0 GPA, research, scholarships, blah blah blah. In order to avoid having to take difficult physics/math classes at the same time as gen ed classes, I took AP courses in high school and took many during the summers at a local community college (saving money, and time). Like most students in college, I'm pretty well-rounded. I've taken art history, music, English, business, languages, you get the picture. Apparently, that's not enough to graduate. The university dictates that I must have 120 hours taken at the university in order to graduate. Taking only 12-13 credit hours of difficult courses per semester (with research and a job, it keeps me plenty busy) is not enough. My advisor made me a plan of study for the "fluff classes" which are easiest for me to take before graduating. These classes include Bowling, Billiards, Badminton I, Indoor Group Cycling, Fitness Walking, Aerobics, and one more that I don't remember. Of these, I need to choose five. Amusingly enough, with this I'll be able to graduate with a minor in recreational studies (which I think will complement my physics major, computer science minor, and mathematics major quite nicely). Has anyone else had to deal with crap like this? I can understand being well-rounded, but it would take an awful lot to convince me that playing badminton four hours a week for a grade will make me a better student/person.