"In the past, we have seen students forming opinions based on what their peers had to say. More often than not, the peer groups were formed based on familiarity, the similarity of cultures, or spoken languages, if not the same. Many students want the degree to get higher pay in the next job they go to, thus focussing a little less on the courses or course selection; thus, more often than not they take courses their peers take for a variety of reasons, one of which is the wish to study and brainstorm together. However, it always does not work that way. As a mentor, I could emphasize that decisions taken purely motivated by peers have had consequences the students did not appreciate in the long run. At the end of the day, your studies are completely your personal thing. You should be comfortable and/or enjoy studying the courses."
How to Pick Your First Courses (Comic Strip)