Anonymous asked: hi chloe, so I got an email today from the french immersion people saying I was registered for one of my mandatory classes but not the helper class that goes with it. They said the helper class would be considered an elective and it's only 90 minutes per week. In my first semester I have 5 mandatory classes, so if I take it I'd be taking 6 courses, would that be hard? Also since it counts as an elective can I get rid of one of my electives in second semester? And only have 4 courses? THANK YOU
It is only once a week, this is true. But calculate the amount of class time you have. Do any of your other classes have labs? DGD’s? You want to try and limit your class time, because for each hour spent in class, you can expect double that in homework/readings/essays/assignments.
Personally, I would recommend 5 classes per semester. If you think you can handle 90 additional minutes of class time per week, add it on - these helper classes aren’t too difficult and you can always Pass/Fail the grade if you aren’t doing as well as you want.
As for only having 4 courses per semester….It’s the same price for tuition whether you take 4, 5, or 6 classes. So why not take an elective and add a minor onto your degree? Or work ahead and take a 2nd year class? In the end it’s up to you, but that’s just my opinion.