Right now, many of us are struggling to find classes to add and drop. Wesleyan doesn’t have any actual required courses, so what makes a good foundation?
N. Gregory Mankiw makes some suggestions in Sunday’s New York Times:
- Economics: “When students leave school, ‘the ordinary business of life’ will be their most pressing concern.”
- Statistics: “One thing the modern computer age has given everyone is data. Lots and lots of data.”
- Finance: “With the rise of 401(k) plans and the looming problems with Social Security, Americans are increasingly in charge of their own financial future.”
- Psychology: “It reveals flaws in human rationality, including your own.”
Perhaps the best advice he gives, though, is about advice: “listen to it, consider it, reflect on it but ultimately follow [your] own instincts and passions.”