Why you should take a random course Studying isn’t easy. Anybody who says it is has obviously never attempted to get a degree. It takes hard work and determination to get to graduation day. You’ve really got to focus and put all your energy into your work. It often means spending your student years only thinking about your coursework. But is that always a good thing? Having a one-track mind might get you results at the end of the day. However, sometimes you need a distraction in order to clear your head and see things from a different angle. One way to do this is to take a course that is completely unrelated to what you’re already studying. It could be anything from Ethnomusicology to English Literature 101. If you’re not convinced, here are some reasons you should consider taking a random you’re interested in (besides the extra credit, of course).

1. It could give you a different perspective

You never know what a certain subject could teach you. It’s not always about the actual coursework. Sometimes a particular course simply requires you to think in a different way. This could change the way you approach your main subjects. For example, an introductory course in a humanities course like philosophy could help you see asset finance solutions in a unique way. Even if it just gives you a different way to approach the topic in an essay.  

2. It’ll give you a break from your everyday studying

Taking a course purely because it interests you is a great way to take a break from the demands of your degree. Obviously, you’ll need to pass the exam and assignments if you want the credit, but you don’t need to focus all your energy on getting the best results.

3. It may make you more interesting

Have you ever met someone who only talks about one topic. They’re well-versed in one subject, often their chosen career and they don’t seem to be interested in anything else. Yeah, those people can be quite boring. Taking an interesting course that has nothing to do with what you’re studying prevents you from becoming that person.

4. It looks good to potential employers

It’s important to have interests when you’re applying for a job. Potential employers will obviously be impressed by your knowledge of the industry and your interest in their business. But they will also want to see that you have other interests. Especially if that other interest gives you a unique perspective on the work you’re wanting to do. Image: Pexels