Now that I have that out of my system, I have two online courses that I'm thinking about dropping.
1. Structured Systems Analysis - I can handle online courses if they're A) simple (Intro to Computers), B) programming languages (COBOL, Visual Basic) or C) otherwise interesting.
SSA is none of those. It's a requirement for the MIS degree, which is why I took it.
When I was figuring my schedule last semester, I wanted to take SSA, but I had conflicts. I e-mailed around, to see if either class was available in person this semester. Even if it was a web-blended course, I need some interaction once in a while, and online won't cut it entirely. The other one wasn't, but the SSA instructor said SSA was, so I took the other class I wanted.
Fast forward to planning this semester, when I found out that what was said had no bearing in reality. Only one section, and that one was online-only. I entered, figuring a new instructor might make it manageable, only to find out no, it wasn't.
I mean, the first project, the only reason I have ideas for it is because I went to Buena Vista. I'm basically taking their ideas.
And it would be nicer if the set-up didn't speak for me. "You won't be given more information" is one thing, but "You require no further information"? YES I DO YOU LYING PIECE-OF-SHIT DOCUMENT ARGAGMAKABATDANA--
(And I'm trying to transcribe the sounds I'm making, instead of pounding on the keyboard)
I'm thinking about dropping the course, and hoping for an in-person session over the summer. Then again, I hoped that this semester would have an in-person session, and DMACC shattered that hope quite easily.
Honestly, I feel like just saying "I have a Bachelor's already. Why do I need this degree?"
Yeah, I'm going to a counselor tomorrow, but I don't think I can be talked out of dropping this class.
2. C# I took this thinking it'd be more like C++ or Java. It's looking more like Visual Basic and
C++ Java's interspecies offspring. I didn't like Visual Basic, but I'm kind of on the fence on whether to drop C# or not. To me, Visual Basic seemed more "mind-numbing" than "difficult", but VB was required for MIS. C# isn't.
Anybody know what the demand for C# is? I want to know if knowing the language makes me look good if I have to rely on programming for income. I've already asked on my FB, but only got one reply.
ETA: Okay, I was corrected on the C++/C# similarity.
And 2 for 2: Keep C#.