School is supposed to do more than prepare you for a specific career, though. One objective is to produce well-rounded citizens who will make wise choices when it comes to voting, etc. Honestly, high school doesn't give you an in-depth course in anything. It's about getting basic background information, an overview. It helps you to figure out what you want to do, too. It's a sampler.
Originally posted by civix
Well, I really don't think im going to be using much American History in Computer Engineering, if you ask me.
Same goes for Health and Physical Education.