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Bananot- a funny derivative of Banot, in the contexts I have heard it used, it has a slightly negative implication.
Guys- I think is used as a generic term. Can be used for girls, or when referring to males, it can be used to gloss over the stage between boyhood and manhood- for example, in dating “I have a great guy for you” sounds more respectful than “I have a great boy for you” (especially if “boy” in question is in his twenties or thirties), but less intimidating than “I have a great man for you”. somehow, though, for females, “girl” is still used in this context until she is married.
Who said I took them randomly? I just said I didn’t need them for my major. And why avoid things that you enjoy just because they might be hard? Anyway, as I finished my studies long ago, it is a mute point.
A degree is something you get when you finished the required coursework in a university program. undergraduate degree would be BA, BSc, BEd, etc. Advanced degree refers to a degree from a graduate level program- MSc, MD, PsyD, PhD etc.
I mentioned those 2 courses because you asked about them…remember? I did not feel it necessary to list all courses I took during my lifetime in order to answer your question.
Besides what everyone has sad, the difficult pregnancies, labor, post-partum, sleepless nights, taking care of sick kids, dealing with issues that kids might have as they get older, whether emotional, medical, learning etc etc, and the fact that you can never take time off from being a mother, all of which makes motherhood much more difficult than college, the big difference is that mothering is Real Life. If you mess up an assignment, did poorly on a test, had a bad day in college- while it may be devastating at the time, in the long run it does not really matter. But when raising kids, everything counts big time, for generations to come.
This is coming from someone with advanced degrees who spent many years in college studying difficult subjects and is a mother.
I’m a science person but I didn’t absolutely need these classes for my major. That’s about as personal as I am going to get in my answer.
Sparkly- I wanted to graduate and get my degree. Otherwise there would have been no point going to college
Back to OP- I took both. If you like science, they are enjoyable classes, yes even fun. It’s great to understand how things work. I don’t see how they can be directly integrated into Torah, but like all science courses, the more you learn about how complex the world is, how perfect and complex is the human body, for example, the more it leads you to think about the Awesomeness of the Borei, and appreciate the b’ria. unlike some who think science is apikorsus, I think it depends how you look at it- if you are an atheist/non-believer, then you can use science to advance your theories of a G-dless world, and your interpretations of how you observe the world will follow your beliefs. However, if you believe in G-d who created the world, then everything you learn in science just re-inforces this belief. even evolutionary theory can lead you to believe in Creation- when you see how improbable it is for all those mutations to occur in just the right combination at just the right time to make even small changes within a species, then the only conclusion is that there must be a borei.
“She had no problem with Organic Chem, it was all math and memorization…”
I disagree with CT’s comment here- as far as I remember, Gen Chem is much more math based than orgo, and A&P involves much more memorization than Orgo.
Orgo needs logic and lots of brain power- if you understand the concepts and how to apply them, you can do well. Concepts in A&P are easier, I think, but you need to learn lots of terms, definitions, you need to be organized and have a good memory for detail. Personally, I found the skills needed for Orgo easier than A&P, but that is just my personality.