Math 170: Ideas in Mathematics
Class in three words: Very bad idea.
Listen to: “Skinny Love,” by Bon Iver while in the Kelly Writers House.
Why: You may think it’s a good idea to take this class (it fulfills two College requirements), but just like the song, it’ll actually leave you weeping in public, and in the case of Math 170, wondering what the hell topology is. Also, you’re probably an English major.
Class in three words: Marx is displeased.
Listen to: “Happy,” by Pharrel Williams while frowning in feigned pain and concentration.
Why: It’s a metaphor for the Wharton lifestyle: wearing suits and pretending Wharton classes are actually hard, while actually doing something minimally challenging.
EAS 203: Engineering Ethics
Class in three words: Engineers, not engineering.
Music pairing: “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” by John Legend ft. Ludacris while feeling a niggling sense of dread.
Why: Among engineering classes, EAS 203 is a lone hero, standing tall and proud, providing a sweet respite from the immense amount of shit every other SEAS class throws your way. But don't forget: you're still an engineer, so don't get too comfortable–you still have 3 p-sets due on Monday (Ed. note: the fuck is a p-set?).
Class in three words: Everyone's always complaining.
Music pairing: “Not That Bad,” by Matt & Kim
Why: Ah, writing sem: the one thing that people (read: freshmen) love to complain about when they have nothing else to bond over. At the end of the day, though, all the class requires of you is to produce a little writing, a lot of bullshit, and a cover letter claiming you somehow grew from the course. In other words: pipe down kids, life could be worse.
ENVS 200: Introduction to Environmental Earth Science
Class in three words: Hail mother nature.
Music pairing: “Wake Up America,” by Miley Cyrus, an Actual Song That Somehow Exists.
Why: Just listen to it. Miley Cyrus telling America to wake up about global warming in 2008? Like environmental scientists researching our earth’s changing climate since the early 70's, this song is a pioneer far ahead of its time. Tragically beautiful, like ENVS 200 and Mother Earth herself.