Statics

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  1. FlNewbattmom

    FlNewbattmom New Member

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    Noticed that the local college has prerequisites of Calc. 1 and Physics 1 before Statics can be taken in the 3rd semester. Is it a big deal if a student who is reapplying hasn't gotten to Statics? - Which is a first semester course at USCGA.
     
  2. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    No it's not too big of a deal. Statics is a first year course, not a first semester course because some people will take it the first semester but others will take it the second semester.

    In all honesty, I think a good course load would be:

    Calc I/II
    Chem I/II
    English
    Macro
    Physics

    Don't bother taking a history course because the history course here is wonky and has a deceptive course title (It's called Leaders in U.S. History but talks about expanding freedom, not leaders).

    If you DS/DD remembers the material well enough for Calc, Chem, Physics, and Macro they could possibly validate those courses by taking a validation test, which would make their lives way more enjoyable
     
  3. RevenueCutterService

    RevenueCutterService Revenue Cutter Academy

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    I tend to disagree with Sam on the history course. While his description of the content is correct, many cadets with weak backgrounds in American history struggle with the course. The course is more about applying, rather than gaining, a knowledge of history. I would recommend a solid American History course.
     
  4. FlNewbattmom

    FlNewbattmom New Member

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    Is American history about enough knowledge or

    "proving" himself for admissions?

    He is a history buff and would have fun taking American history courses, BUT that would put his credit hour count mighty high since college American history here is 6 credits spread over two courses.
     
  5. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    ^^ PM'd you
     
  6. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    I agree with you that it's more about applying the textual evidence than memorizing a bunch of facts. I think a really good course in English composition would help the OP gain those types of skills though, don't you?
     

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