Posted by Vicky on September 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm
…And that’s exactly what Harvard students did. Course enrollment for last fall’s most buzzed-about class, Science and Cooking, plummeted from 273 students to some 172. Why? “If you want to spend your free time in the lab working on your project, take this course. If not, don’t.” Last year’s students complained that the class was more science-based than they thought, and about the tediousness of problem sets. And more than half said the class was moderate to very difficult. At the end of the day, it’s still a physics class!
Less than half of last year’s students would recommend the course “with enthusiasm.” Guess that wasn’t enough to sway the crowd toward SPU27. Where did they go instead? To Primitive Navigation, which attracted 84 more students this fall. Guess the other 17′s navigation skills were so off, they couldn’t find either class.
Last year, students lined up an hour in advance to SHOP Science of Cooking. The class had to be lotteried. This year, Harvard students decided that it’s better to get HUHDS than spend all of their Sundays making food in the lab. Who cares about the principles behind food and shit?