Great article, Naomi! ... I’m in a similar situation here in Canada! You’re so right about Information Systems; up until recently, I hardly learned anything. It’s kind of frustrating when they explain what an office suite is and does; I’ve been using that stuff for easily over 12 years!
Don’t get frustrated, Andrew! I hoped this article would show those who might be in a situation like yours how they can shift their expectation a bit to focus on the opportunity and not the short-coming. Use the course to get that easy ‘A’ which solidifies the GPA but also engage your professor. You may not like him or her but just talk to them – let them know who you are and what your goals and interests are. As you begin to engage with him or her, not only will you be able to tap that professor for a recommendation you can use in the future but you also might be looking at your first job or internship. You never know who they know!
I know it can be frustrating – I’ve been there. But look beyond the here and now and look for the opportunity and I promise you’ll come out with the win.