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Science at Cal in the 70's - Astronomy, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Classes in Physics were competitive due to pre-med and engineering students viewing it as a "battle of attrition" rather than first steps in a career. Hands-on laboratory experience, while assigned, was deemphasized, with the primary focus the discovery of potential theoretical candidates to refine and reduce. For experimentalist scientists this was pure hell. For engineers and pre-med students, more an ordeal to be endured and forgotten.
Undergraduate resources were extremely limited, as grad resources were starved and had more priority.