This semester, I’m taking what is probably the worst course I have to take in order to become a biologist: parasitology.
First class consisted of an hour and a half of Ascaris lumbricoides, look it up (or, you know, don’t). First month will consist solely of helminthes, which are worm-like parasites. And the professor comes nowhere near the social issues that are involved or the awareness and education aspects, which could make for an acceptable class.
I mean, yes, it’s important, yes, it’s a knowledge that, as a general biologist, I should have, but… ugh. I wish I could just not. Especially considering I’m going to work with systematic an evolution of Fungi!
So my question to you is:
Is there a part of your education you find (or wish that was) unnecessary?
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Featured image is an egg of Ascaris lumbricoides.