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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by biggie73(m): 8:11am On Dec 07
Philosophy and Biology as an Account student.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Kobicove(m): 8:12am On Dec 07
Philosophy
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by plessis: 8:15am On Dec 07
Definitely quantum mechanics......


The useless thief who taught the course didn't know jack. He was only interested in sorting.

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by saintkeppy(m): 8:18am On Dec 07
glowitbliss:
Production management, maybe because I don't like the lecturer shaa.
. Well, I dont know ur dept, or area of specialisation, but this should be an interesting course, suitable for Real life applications. Like u said maybe the lecturer did not handle it well.

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by ginggerxy: 8:19am On Dec 07
TeamLeader:
Calculus. Very useless course. So stubborn. I don't how e de affect my life now sef
calculus is not useless bro. If you say it's complex I will undstand

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by OLUWANISH0LA(m): 8:19am On Dec 07
PHE and Use of library... Useless courses
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by ijoba22(m): 8:20am On Dec 07
Offpoint:
As far as I'm concerned every course studied right from Nursery School Till 'Versity Level is useless. none of them has transformed into money.

You can quote the guy below and argue with him.




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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by davbravo(m): 8:21am On Dec 07
All the GST courses(philosophy and logic , use of English, Nigerian people and culture, Entrepreneurship skills, etc) ...Apart from this, I don't think I've taken any course that isn't useful in my field of study
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by godofuck231: 8:23am On Dec 07
ruboy:
Introduction to french language in year 2
This would help you understand lots of borrowed words in English language because french words make a lot of components in English language
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Andrew3(m): 8:25am On Dec 07
Gbolohun Ede Yoruba. grin
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Kissup: 8:27am On Dec 07
Theory of syntax
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Psoul(m): 8:28am On Dec 07
I used to think that some courses i did in the course of my major course are useless. As i progresses in life, i come to realize that non of them is near to bn useless. U will think that some are useless when u are not really smart enough to understand that some of the problems u solve in ur daily life has some applications of those courses termed useless.

Real life example : Emeka has two pieces of cloth. One piece is 36 inches wide and the other piece is 24 inches wide. He wants to cut both pieces into strips of equal width that are as wide as possible. How wide should he cut the strips?

This problem can be solved using H.C.F. (Highest Common Factor) because we are cutting or “dividing” the strips of cloth into smaller pieces (Factor) of 36 and 24 (Common) and we are looking for the widest possible strips (Highest).

So,
H.C.F. of 36 and 24 is 12
So we can say that
Emeka should cut each piece to be 12 inches wide

This was the L.C.M and H.C.F. we learned back den in the primary schools. So many other examples abound in different "useless" subjects and courses.
So, for me, I never regretted any course that i passed through.

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Dcholeric: 8:31am On Dec 07
abstract algebra I think MAT 201 or 202
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by ceeceeuwa: 8:32am On Dec 07
pabostt:
For FUTA, it was CSP 210, MEE101, and GNS101. However, one just need to study hard for those courses because they are strategically positioned to destroy ones CGPA. As a student you may like to read How to become a straight-A student
You forgot Fortran 77

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by victorDanladi: 8:35am On Dec 07
samyd1:

I guess you didn't study in Nigeria
I studied in Nigeria
The premier university of Ibadan to be precise.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by santopelele(m): 8:36am On Dec 07
TRP121, ALWAYS COMING TO SCHOOL TO CUT GRASS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Reussite: 8:38am On Dec 07
Hozier:
Any course you are studying and you can see so many fine girls in your class, just know the course is useless.
Lol, I totally relate with this. I remember courses like Home Science Mgt(HSM), Nutrition & Dietatics(NUD), Microbology, Biology etc. Class filled with none but girls.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by victorDanladi: 8:40am On Dec 07
Klins2000:
How can sensible human beings said that "Use of Library" is an irrelevant course in the University?
I guess the Lecturer or Librarian that taught it is not knowledgeable, or not really aware of contents to inculcate in students, which are now generally known as Information Literacy Skills.
If you are a post graduate student now, you will know that topics under "Use of Library" like Citation and Referencing styles (like APA), methods of Information Synthesis, Information ethics, dealing with issue of plagiarism, turnitin software use, etc are very relevant. These are serious issues associated with post graduate studies.
Dont mind all those useless people.They expect the teacher to still teach them how to apply what they learnt.Even the philosophy and logic,I still apply it when arguing with people here on nairaland.

No wonder,the scream that Nigerian graduates are not employable
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by victorDanladi: 8:42am On Dec 07
aieo:

in nursing
Okay.
YOu will still use the background knowledge of pol science if you an active member of your professional union.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Tellemall: 8:53am On Dec 07
Klins2000:
How can sensible human beings said that "Use of Library" is an irrelevant course in the University?
I guess the Lecturer or Librarian that taught it is not knowledgeable, or not really aware of contents to inculcate in students, which are now generally known as Information Literacy Skills.
If you are a post graduate student now, you will know that topics under "Use of Library" like Citation and Referencing styles (like APA), methods of Information Synthesis, Information ethics, dealing with issue of plagiarism, turnitin software use, etc are very relevant. These are serious issues associated with post graduate studies.

But these are more or less common sense things

From your primary School you've been warned against plagiarizing. You've been taught about a bibliography since grade 3, so what exactly do you need a whole course on this for? Just further sensitization is needed for this, not months of study and then grading.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Chukwudi4naija(m): 8:55am On Dec 07
jydeskill1:
Philosophy & logic.... very useless!
It is not useless my friend. It only questions your diehard belief, the reason students are not confortable and most times leave the lecture hall when the course is taught. Many graduates are gullible today to the antics of religious leaders because they did not pay attention to the fundamentals of the course. Philosophy and Logic is supposed to usher you to the world of critical and non-fallacious reasoning, as against the custom and religion your social environment bequeathed to you during your most pliable part of development. It has been part of me even after graduation for the past 6 yrs because I can still remember many of its critical postulations. Use of English was also handy.

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by UTEWUOJO: 8:57am On Dec 07
BLD 122 (structural mechanics) second semester year 1. Very puzzle analysis of forces throughout
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by pabostt: 9:01am On Dec 07
ceeceeuwa:

You forgot Fortran 77

shocked what a great omission...don't mind me, it is more than six years that i left FUTA. Those courses en, na pack bus so that one won't be able to have high CGPA for 100 level and 200 level. Great FUTARIAN
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by ibkkk(f): 9:03am On Dec 07
tfelicityk:
grin grin 'Use of library' Zero unit course you must pass it.

You must be a product of LAUTECH smiley

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by wizod(m): 9:06am On Dec 07
Deo1986:
I didn't go to school ;DI
no wonder u're like dis, very irresponsible
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by ibkkk(f): 9:06am On Dec 07
Library 101,then a course from the mechanical engineering department. So irrelevant to my course of study (Fine and Applied Arts).
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by saintkeppy(m): 9:10am On Dec 07
LargeBreed:
Jumpology
. Uniport Students from faculty of Education will keep on hating this course.

Before I opened this thread I knew philosophy &Logic will top the list grin as an Engineering undergrat back then this course &Fortran to me was my useless in Uniport, I managed to run away with a 'C' in both as a result of a good CA.

Fortran was kinda abstract to most of us, we try to folo the course small small so mek we grab small thing atleast.

On Fortran exam day Laff wan kill me, the exams conc. die for for about 20min or more after sharing Q&A papers, almost all the class struggle to pen down something meaningful on paper, guys dey sweat under AC classroom grin, the lecturer came around durig the exam period, we had to complain a bit about it, but he was just laffing@us, but finally we had to help ourselves out. We Lol after the exams.

I advise, Fortran should be replaced with a modern programming course, Engineering drawing with Autocad, scrap some irrelevant courses to reduce study loads on students as what is obtainable in other western countries.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Ishilove: 9:20am On Dec 07
There are no useless courses. Just useless lecturers and even more useless students.

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Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by vicben27(m): 9:21am On Dec 07
Calculus! that course was a pin the ass!
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Penboy(m): 9:22am On Dec 07
BOTANY 102 as a medical student.
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Offpoint: 9:24am On Dec 07
ijoba22:
bro mi wan learn so how e go b
what's your location boss?
Re: What Is The Most Useless Subject You Studied In Your Undergraduate Years by Charly68: 9:28am On Dec 07
Every subject is packaged to achieve a purpose never use the word useless again..

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