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[–] [deleted] 7 points 32 points (+39|-7) ago 

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[–] WarGy 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Sister was sociology major, can confirm.

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[–] sp00kygh0st 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Thanksgiving must be fun

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[–] SilverBanana 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The sociology program at my faculty was actually practising actual science without biases. They were researching things like urbanization, effect of religion on family size, the relationship between agriculture and human society or how does public communication changes in times of war.

I wonder where the "Sociology" of "White privilege oppression corporations are hurting us all" is coming from. Maybe it is endemic to US?

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 9 points -3 points (+6|-9) ago  (edited ago)

You could contrive similar argument about any area of study.

Engineering is useless because all the principles have been applied previously and are well understood. Medicine is useless because all people die at the end regardless. Physics is useless because most of it never gets applied to products. History is useless because everything they study is already done and gone.

The only thing this demonstrates is that YOU don't understand the purpose of academic study.

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[–] Kaizervonmaanen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Engineering is useless because all the principles have been applied previously and are well understood.

That is why engineering is useful... Engineering would not be more useful if we had no idea how to create a bridge. The usefulness of engineering is exactly the fact that we know how to make a bridge and how it effectively have been done before. That is the worst case of mental gymnastics I have seen

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[–] lexsird 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

If you haven't been to college you shouldn't bitch about it. So I agree. I highly recommend a college education, but not at the damn prices they are gouging people these days. You need to go for something practical and get some tools in your head to do a job, and the piece of paper really helps.

Gender studies are a fucking rip off and nothing more than political indoctrination and have absolutely no place in academia. The Polish got it right.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You could contrive similar argument about any area of study.

Other areas of study have practical applications in the real world though.