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  1. #1 are sport lessons compulsory in your university? 
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    Dear All,

    I need you opinion very much. I am not native English speaker, so please free to ask me if my questions confuse you. I would like to ask these questions because I am writing a paper comparing the higher education in Ukraine and other countries.


    I would like to know how many of you have compulsory sport lessons in your university. What kind of course (sports, electrical engineering, physics ... ect) and university (technical etc) you are in? What country you are in?

    Do you study philosophy, sociology and world religions in technical universities? Are they compulsory as well?

    I would be very appreciate of you can suggest me where I can find more about this topic (web sites, papers etc.).

    thanks a lot
    pavel


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    I study a social science (that is, not a technical science) at Utrecht University. We don't have compulsary sports. There are sports facilities on the campus with a reduced price for students, but it's not part of the curriculum.

    Compulsary sports courses probably don't exist at any university in the Netherlands. It's only compulsary at secondary school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    I study a social science (that is, not a technical science) at Utrecht University. We don't have compulsary sports. There are sports facilities on the campus with a reduced price for students, but it's not part of the curriculum.

    Compulsary sports courses probably don't exist at any university in the Netherlands. It's only compulsary at secondary school.
    Great, thanks a lot for your reply.
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    In Quebec high school finishes at grade 11, and most people attend a junior college of 2 years before going to University, and those junior colleges (called CEGEP here, collegiel education general et prioritiser) require three physical education courses. One was learning a sport, the other was about maintaining physical health in an urban environment, and the last was nutritional theory and sports science stuff.

    My University does offer physical education courses, but they are not manditory to anyone who isn't studying Kinesiology (movement science) or physical education. I think they are 1 credit though so they are a bit useless to take lol.
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    I'm attending a community college in the U.S. and I'm required to take 2 credits of "wellness." One credit is the 'instructional component,' so basically some kind of health class (I took "Humor and Health," it was interesting), and one credit is the 'activity component,' which is basically a gym class. I'm taking Backpacking in the fall for that.

    Overall I'm required to take a variety of courses...mathematics, science (both of which I'd be taking anyway due to my major), social sciences, English, wellness as mentioned above, "computer programming language," free electives, etc.
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
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    Dear i_feel_tiredsleepy and Chemboy
    Many thanks for your input. It is very useful and most likely I am not the only one who is interested in this topic. Any more replies?
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