I think it’s interesting that US colleges have PE requirements. Those stop at high school (or Cégep) up in Canada.
So, favourite classes…across two degrees, there were a few.
I really enjoyed all of my Organic Chemistry classes (which is why I did 9 of them!). It’s a fascinating science and learning it struck me a little like learning a language. The analytical and spectoscopy techniques were also really cool to learn about. I also liked the last of the three Analytical Chemistry courses I took - there were only 14 students in that class (my smallest class ever was 7 students in Organic Reactivity) - and the prof was hilarious. So much fun to learn from him. Honourable mentions go to the Enzymology and Toxicity courses - the only “biochemistry” courses I liked, as my interest was much more on the organic side. Alas, when it came to working in these fields, I was bored… much more fun in theory than in practice!
I’m one of the few people who actually liked Ordinary differential equations, and even though it was a near impossible course, Partial Diffs was fun too. I felt like I could really begin to see how we could solve or understand anything of significance in engineering (which is why I roll my eyes at people who complain about not having enough real life examples in high school math…real life is so complex!). I sucked at it, but I liked my dynamics of systems course too - I just think my school should have spread it out over a few more courses, as it was too much to learn too quickly. That one course has already helped me in my job, and I hope to learn more professionally. And, of course, Larry’s mechanics courses: deformable solids, mechanics of composites and design with composite materials. I like structural and stress engineering, and so was really fascinated by these topics!