There have been a number of debates as to whether college students should be given the opportunity of course choice. Like any contentious subject, while others are of the opinion that, courses should be chosen for college students, others believe that, students should be given complete freedom to choose the courses they would love to study. When students join college, they are forced to study for subjects they do not want to. Many students complain that they are not allowed to choose subjects they are interested in; rather, they are forced to take compulsory subjects. In addition, students complain that, they are forced to spend their entire years in college doing things they really do not need. This is very wrong because, college students should have more freedom to choose their own courses for several reasons. To start with, students are always interested in studying different subjects, and they love courses they choose to study. Moreover, if students are allowed to study the courses they choose, it will be easy for them to concentrate and work hard so as to excel in this subjects.
College students should be allowed to choose their courses because they will study more comfortably. Students will spend a lot of their time studying and researching more on the chosen course in order to excel. They will understand the course very well because; it is what they are interested in. In addition, if college students are given a chance to choose the subjects they want to study, they will be more eager to attend classes because, they love what there are dong. This means, many college students will excel I their studies. They will put a lot of effort in their studies and get best results because, they are comfortable with the course. Students need a chance to choose what courses to take, and as the result, they will get better marks, which is satisfactory both for them as well as for their teachers.
Students know what they are good at, so they should be given an opportunity to do what they are good. This can only be done by allowing them to choose courses they are good at, and are interested in. Essentially, it is vital that college students should be allowed to choose their courses because; only they know what they are interested in and what they need. Majority of students pay more attention to the subjects they are interested in and this is the reason why, when joining college, they will want to pursue a course in the subjects. However, if denied this chance, they will end up dropping out of school or even refusing to join college. If students are allowed to choose their own courses, they will chose what they like studying, and seek useful information on the specific subjects in order to excel and go for further studies in the subjects. The fact that students know what they are good at, they have the ability to develop more skills in the course, and this is important for their future career. Additionally, college students are old enough to be more aware of the competitive courses and what the courses can offer them in their future life, why denied this chance to build their careers? Hence, college students should be given an opportunity to choose their courses because, they know what they are good at, and will work hard to excel (Galotti 382).
Additionally, if students are forced to study too many subjects or to take courses they have no interest in, they feel pressured and tired. As a result, they will be forced to drop the subjects at some point, because they have no interest in it at all. Also, it will lead to poor performance because, they will not be interested in the course thus they will not work hard in excelling in the subjects. The students will be forced to drop the course because, they will lose interest in the classes or because they got bad grades after being forced to take the course.
Finally, it is relevant for someone to have the freedom to choose whatever he or she like in order to excel and pursue his or her careers. Students can only be motivated to study hard if they are allowed to choose to study what they are interested in. The motivation factor is by allowing them to choose what they want to study. Therefore, in order to make students happy to join college and work hard in their studies, the education board should think twice about forcing students to choose certain courses, and allow them chose for themselves.
Conversely, there are still a number of people who still believe that college students should be forced to study all or certain subjects. Their argument is that students need all-round development, and this can be done by choosing for them what is best. Moreover, they argue that, if students are allowed to choose the courses they want, they will choose easy courses, which will be of no value to them in future. They will also choose courses of the nice and kind teachers, and teachers who give them high marks even if they have not worked hard to get them. This is because, students hate harsh teachers, and they will do anything to avoid them, even if it means putting their future at stake by choosing irrelevant courses.
The second reason given as to why students should not be allowed to choose their own courses is that, they might base their opinion of courses on assumptions and statements from the people around them. Through this assumptions, they might end up choosing the wrong course which will contribute to their failing. Moreover, they will choose easy courses so as to please their parents with their grades. Students need more qualified personnel to help them choose their courses other than being given complete freedom to do so. In addition, students are not well experienced to be allowed to choose the courses to pursue in college, and therefore, they will need someone to guide them on what is important for their future. Students should not be allowed to choose the subjects they are interested in because, they need to expand their knowledge and skills in different subjects. Students should be guided to choose a suitable course for a good career, other than being left to choose courses that will not be of help to them in the future.
I totally support the fact that, college students should be given an opportunity to choose their courses. According to Galotti, nobody knows better what is best except the students themselves (380). If they are allowed to choose their own courses, they will work hard because they love what they are doing. In addition, they will do further research on the subjects and the results will be high because, all of them will excel. Besides, if students are given a chance to choose their subjects, it will help them become good students and to keep their major alive. Students should be allowed more power on what they choose to study. Why should students be forced to take subjects that are irrelevant to their major, or forced to take courses they are not interested in? By choosing subjects for them, this will be doing more harm than good to them because they will lose interest in their studies.