The mandated courses hardly take up a student's entire schedule. I had plenty of time for all my mandated courses plus many electives, including most of the optional courses he listed (except poli-sci, boring!), and still had time to be a lab assistant for the chemistry teacher (yeah, I was that kid). What is this guy rabbiting on about and why should
/. care about some idiot's blog?
I don't agree with all the mandated "gen-ed" courses at the university level but that's a whole different argument.