I hate how my school has a "core" requirement of liberal arts classes that are more of a pain in the ass, than a learning experience. I only take 2 classes that are related to my major while the other 4 are worthless classes that are required. Why do I pay for all these courses that will have no relevance to what I will ever do in the future? It just seems to me that some of these courses are required to keep some departments at the University alive, since if they weren't required no one would take them. I think this is a bit excessive for a "core requirement": 1 year of English-Intro and upper level 1 year of History-Intro and upper level 1 year of an INTERMEDIATE level of foreign laguage. (if you start at the intro level like I did, than you must take 2 years.) 1 year of theology-Intro and upper level 1 year of philosophy-Intro and upper level 1 semester of ethics-(upper level only offered) 1.5 years of social science ( must come from 2 AREAS-- 1 intro course in 1 social science, and 1 intro and 1 upper level in another social science.) 1 year of Core Humanities Seminar (learning about the classics and enlightment etc.) 1 semester of fine arts 1 year of Science with labs ( of course I naturally fufilled this) Distribution of Requirements Writing requirement (8 courses)- 4 courses must be "writing enriched" (10+ pages in 1 semester), and 4 courses must be "writing intensive" (25+ pages in 1 semester). 1 of the writing intensives must be in the student's major. Diversity Requirement (2 courses)-- 2 different diversity courses must be taken in the requirements from courses that address women's issues, courses that focus on minorities and ethnic groups in the US, and courses that focus on culture, economics, politics, or ecology of societies and nations other than those in the Europe or the US. 1. A student may not use a single course to fulfill more than one category of the diversity requirement. 2. The diversity requirement cannot be fulfilled by independent study or a senior thesis. 3. Language courses cannot fulfill the requirement, although literature courses in a foreign language can fulfill the requirement provided they focus on appropriate material. This many garbage required courses seems a little bit rediculous to me.