What’s Easy At Yale?

It seems Gawker’s Doree found a new collegiate target this week to hate on. Here, an email from “Nick,” a junior at Yale, lists in an unbelievably long and detailed email all the courses one can ace without actually trying:

Friends:

Below is the Fall 2007 Installment of my Semi-Annual Yale University Gut Course Review. Hopefully, all of us will be on the same page so we won’t have to worry about having section with all those randos we have never met who talk funny. I mean, don’t you feel good when you show up to class on day one and you see a lot of baseball caps and blue and gray warmups. I know I do. I know I am home – at Yale, trying with all my might to not overexert myself. So here’s to us, the proud students of Yale who really rather not take 5 really “challenging but worth it classes”. That shit is way overrated. But seriously, don’t hold me to any of my advice below. I’ve screwed up grades in gut classes and you probably will too. But hey, Its a “learning experience” – and that is what college is about right?

afam studies:
new york mambo: black creativity – Granted most of you will probably feel like a semi fraud showing up to an african american studies class simply because it is a gut, but this is really a good looking one. I mean, we all take “porn in the morn” a womens and gender studies class for an A, so why not do an AFAM studies class too? Regardless, the professor’s speech is pretty much unintelligible so don’t worry about taking notes. A real diamond in the rough gut course…

anthro (the best gut major):
intro to biological anthro – So at Yale it seems like there are about 50 classes that all are about that whole apes becoming people thing, and once you have taken one, you can pretty much ace all of them without ever showing up again… I will spoil the whole thing: when monkeys came down from trees to walk on land and they started walking upright, their brains got bigger, and they got less hairy. No gay republican senator or dogfighting conspiracy was even involved, I swear. You cannot find an easier 2 day a week science course.

modes of thought – This is a classic case of “this class’s name sounds so absolutely nebulous and idiotic that it must be a gut”. Surprisingly, it is actually a complete joke, receiving some of the strongest “you will learn nothing and get an A” comments that you can find on the eval system. Pretty ideal?

(oh it does go on so)

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2 thoughts on “What’s Easy At Yale?

  1. Anonymous

    At the bottom of that piece is a link to a “related” (read: irrelevant) story titled “Blacks Terrorize Harvard Students”. The content of that piece is not as racists as you might first imagine (It basically amounts to an incident of Wesleyan’s “Do you go here?” phenomenon, but played out at Harvard.)Gawker just hates higher education.

  2. Anonymous

    At the bottom of that piece is a link to a “related” (read: irrelevant) story titled “Blacks Terrorize Harvard Students”. The content of that piece is not as racists as you might first imagine (It basically amounts to an incident of Wesleyan’s “Do you go here?” phenomenon, but played out at Harvard.)

    Gawker just hates higher education.

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