So. I was accepted into college and am picking my courses. My career direction has changed and I'm going to apply for the Portland Fire Department as opposed to going into the National Guard. I'm taking college to help me prep and will be taking a Fire and Rescue course. The rest of the courses however, I don't know if they're worth taking. Once I get into the Fire Department, I'll still continue school, albeit part time. I have no idea what I want to get a degree in. Here's what I have for this term: Writing 121 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (it's only 1 credit but hell, I'd do it for fun, may as well get a credit for it) The other courses are Psych 201 and ENG 197 - Film studies Theme and Genres. Is there a point to taking those? Should I get some humanities courses? What about Russian Literature? I really want to take Russian lit but is there even a point? What the hell can Russian Lit do for me? What about art history? Sure, I'd feel more cultured but how interesting are those courses? I'd also love to take advertising...But dammit! It's hard finding courses that tie together. I'm in interested in so damn much that this school offers it's hard to pick a centralized focus. I don't want to be too varied and pick a bunch of stuff that doesn't tie in. Then again, is the first year a year to take a bunch of stuff that you really are interested in and then you narrow it down come your second year? Oh and I'm aiming for 15 college credits - Is that a lot? Would it be hard to work part time, be a father and find a shred of free time taking that many? Part of why I ask about Russian lit. I imagine it may be a pretty heavy course.