Do u think learning english literature is a necessity for science students?

October 28, 2009 12:15pm CST
I'm a science student, and for years i've been forced to learn up lessons and poems which aren't remotely interesting. This got me thinking, why am i learning this? How is this going to help me? I'm a science student and english lit doesn't play any role in my life now does it? At the least we should be learning new, interesting stories to keep us not thinking "What's the point of this?". Learning any subject should not be a chore. Once we find it useless we won't study it and we won't score well. So what are your thoughts? Do science students really need to learn english lit? Post your views and comments.
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• United States
28 Oct 09
You know, I totally agree with you. I am a Biology student who plans on going into Anesthesiology. I am also forced to spend time in English Lit. I don't think it holds any bearing to the field of study that I have chosen. The only English class that I think would help would be Critical Writing. We science majors have to write many reports and that class helped me to learn how to write a proper paper. I also don't understand why we have to take history or government. I understand the psych classes because I will be dealing with patients. But history? I understand that the educators want us to broaden or horizens, but I think that it would be more productive and cost saving if we only had to take classes that are directly related to our degrees. I think that we would learn more because we wouldn't be forced to fill our brains with information that doesn't matter.