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普林斯頓評論/Princeton Review的美國十大主修科(摘要)

學院為您提供許多學術自由。你可以發掘新的興趣,同時找出最終助你謀生的學科。但不要隨便選擇最易讀的科目或跟隨朋輩所選的,因為你可能就此錯過了一些好機會!大學畢竟就是「機會」;

不一定是指培訓就業機會,亦不會鎖定你的職業前途,其實每個主修科都會帶給你獨特的智力上及知識上的挑戰,讓你發展出適合個別專業的技能。

<對不起, 中文待譯>

1. Business Administration and Management/Commerce

It is about stellar people skills, problem solving, number crunching, decision making and communication skills. Job areas: accounting, finance, marketing, economics, statistics, and human resources functions. Other issues: kinds of organizations, diversity, ethics, politics.

2. Psychology

It is about biology of our brains, human mind, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, mental disorders and inherited features. Job areas: education, communication, and resolving problems surrounding human behavior.

3. Nursing

It is about sophisticated technology, evaluating, diagnosing and treating health problems. Job areas: nursing in general, other fields such as geriatrics, neurology, oncology, obstetrics, and pediatrics.

4. Biology/Biological Sciences

It is about microscopic organisms, cloning procedures, human, plants, animals, environments, cells and the ecosystem. Job areas: cure for disease, genetics, biotechnology, veterinarian, optometrist, ecologist, or environmentalist.

5. Education

It is about Patience, Creativity, Dedication, Enthusiasm and Compassion. Goal: to become an effective and inspirational teacher, to influence young children, general education material.

6. English Language and Literature

It is about William Shakespeare, Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, the trochaic octameter of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," author Annie Dillard and Walter Abish. Job areas: literature, language, writing, good preparation for a future in law, journalism, publishing, graduate studies etc..

7. Economics

It is about study of choices, allocation of resources, heavy doses of critical thinking and math, study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and making sense of the intricacies of the modern world. Job areas: business, for graduate studies in law, public policy, and international studies.

8. Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

It is about storytellers, quick wits, fiery personalities, speeches and scripts, strategies , verbal and nonverbal messages, audience reaction, communication environments. Job areas: business, advertising, human resources, public relations, government, education, media, and social services.

9. Political Science and Government

It is about current events, statistical analysis, politics of government, public policy, foreign affairs, political philosophy, comparative government, critical thinking, communication skills, understanding of history and culture, lots of reading, writing and math. Job areas: lawyer, politician, journalist.

10. Computer and Information Sciences

It is about computers hardware and software, applications of such knowledge, database, technology focus, Robotics, natural language recognition programs, artificial intelligence, programming languages, numerical analysis, gaming technology and problem solving. Job areas: computer programmer, system analyst, data analyst, database administrator, network specialist and IT management etc..

 

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