It’s been two years since I’ve taken FSUS, and I’m still feeling a little bitter about my experiences.
My experience with FSUS was a lot like watching any Adam Sandler film; I sat through the entire thing and waited for it to get better, but it didn’t. It was one big waste.
When I was forced into the class, I thought it would be a waste of time. I even thought it was completely ridiculous that I had to pay $300 to take a meaningless class, and I’m not the only student who feels that way. I’ve talked to a lot of students about this, and I’ve even overheard a few talk about how useless the class was.
Before we go any further, I’m just going to say that I’m a townie. Born and raised in BR. The only reason I feel like I shouldn’t have taken FSUS is because I know the town (and campus) like the back of my hand.
My experience with FSUS wasn’t extremely horrible, but it was incredibly boring. I sat in the back corner of the classroom and played Poke’mon the entire time. What makes me really mad is that I basically paid $300 to play my game. I could’ve stayed home and played my game for free. Hell, I could’ve stayed in my pajamas and not heard the annoying group of students in the front row talk really loudly.
I feel like it’s partially the professor’s fault, too. Not going to mention any names, but we didn’t discuss anything remotely useful. The professor just talked to the annoying people in the front row about football or something along those lines.
Now I’m not here to bash FSUS. Honestly, I think the idea is pretty good. Students could potentially learn more about campus. They could learn everything they need to know about college. What I’m trying to say is that Ferris needs to plan this class out more and maybe have different or better professors teaching the class.
To make FSUS better, I feel like Ferris should not charge students for the class, or at least make the class optional for students. If it was optional, students who don’t care about the class (me) wouldn’t need to take it because we know about campus and college already.
That $300 I spent could’ve been used for literally anything other than that class. I feel ripped off, and I’m pissed about it. Do you know how many pizzas I could buy with $300? 60 Little Caesar’s Hot N’ Ready pizzas.
I understand it’s a required class, but I don’t understand why we need to pay Ferris for information that is required to be shared with every student. Instead of making a class about it, why not just make a pamphlet with everything we need to know? Pass it out during orientation and save us time and money.
We shouldn’t have to pay to learn more about the campus. We already learn about it during orientation, so I feel like FSUS is a very expensive recap.