What are some recommended ways for a premed student to finish up the sector requirements/foundational approaches in CAS? For instance, is it better to take easier electives to breeze through these requirements or is it better to pick classes I'm genuinely interested in and/or have a deep connection to the healthcare/medical field for knowledge's sake? Or is it simply better to double count as many of these courses as possible to have less classes and CUs to stress over later on?
Also, some recommended classes for these requirements would be much appreciated :)
kinda hard to give a good answer since i don't know much about you, like your class year, how far along are you with premed reqs, whether you want to take a gap year, how dead set are you on premed, what sector reqs you still need to fulfill, etc. all i can say is: what do you care more about? if you want a higher GPA, then take easier electives (that samba class (MUSC-067 i think??) is really easy and cool). if you want to pick classes you're genuinely interested in, there's no harm in doing so! in fact, you might discover something new. some HCMG, SOCI, and ANTH (e.g. medical anthropology) classes may offer some new/good perspectives on healthcare. even HSOC and ENGL. there's an intriguing fall 2020 english class that explores writing about mental health. try to avoid taking HSOC 010, the introductory class, if you can. all i remember from that class is tropical medicine lol. that's just my experience though.
but i'm sure you can find some less stressful classes that are still interesting to you! i would scour all the class offerings, then look up their level of difficulty on penncoursereview.com. and consider which comes more naturally to you, test taking or writing papers, when you're choosing classes.
my two cents? follow your c u r i o s i t y. take classes that pique your attention. college is about exploring and getting to know yourself better.
don't know what reqs you want to double count, but this is a realllly helpful guide: https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/04/double-count-upenn-courses-fall-2020-sector-foundation-penn-college.
Hopeful Horse, 04/08/20 9:59pm