Saturday, April 2, 2011

Class Selection

Class selection is coming up in a couple of weeks, and most undergrads here at BC are preparing to choose the classes that they will be taking next semester. There are several things to keep in mind when choosing classes here at BC, the most important being the University Core and PEPs.

The University Core is a set of basic topics that all students must complete before graduating from BC. These classes range from sciences and math to philosophy and social sciences. Some may see these requirements as annoying, but all students come to realize with time that the Core helps expand intellectual horizons and creates a well-rounded student. Without the Core, I wouldn't have discovered my major, a realization that many students here at BC come to when they think about the Core.

PEPs is a website sponsored by UGBC that has rankings of many professors here at BC. If you are thinking of taking a class but don't know what the professor is like, then PEPs is the place to go. It rates university professors in many categories, giving a comprehensive overview of what a potential student can expect if they enroll in a given class. PEPs is a key tool when class selection comes around, because it is the go to place to find the best professors here at Boston College.

-Emyr

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