Attention Grad Students: GROW UP!
If I have to listen to one more whiny, “do we have to know this for the exam?,” I am going to throw something. If you aren’t intellectually curious and here for a genuine education, why are you in class? There are lots of on-line exam-only programs that will take your money and give you a piece of paper.
You don’t want that, of course. That’s why you chose a class-based program with smart and interesting faculty with an incredibly eclectic student body. So hold your tongue, listen and be an adult. You might even learn something.