You Aren’t in High School Anymore — 5 Unusual College Classes
After years of taking high school courses with names like “Algebra I” and “Intro to Chemistry,” you may be worrying that college is four more years of the same.
We’re here to tell you that in college, all the rules change! Check out five very unusual college classes and prepare to be amazed!
Unusual College Classes
Basic Slot Math
What happens at the University of Nevada’s Basic Slot Math class stays at the University of Nevada’s Basic Slot Math class. Kidding, kidding. While it may seem like a fun way to pass the day, this course is aimed at uncovering the secret behind the question, “How does a casino game make a profit?”
Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior
Are you always planning how you’ll survive the zombie apocalypse? Do you eagerly anticipate every episode of The Walking Dead and ponder how you could have handled things better? The School of Social Work at Michigan State University may have a class that can finally help you answer just how well you would do. The center of the course, according to the coursebook, is this: “How do humans behave in catastrophic times?”
Want to get away from it all? For a PE credit at Cornell University, you can escape to the treetops while learning about tree climbing safety in the process. The class ends with an overnight in a hanging tree hammock! It’s like being a child all over again–if you ever wore a safety harness and gear while climbing trees, that is.
Summer school was never so fun! For the first time, the College of Charleston offered a two credit hour class in this unusual water activity. Picture it: pushing yourself along on a surf board with a long paddle. It’s supposed to be an amazing workout and a really challenging time!
The American Vacation
It’s the social history of vacations at the University of Iowa! The “why” and the “where” behind our family vacations. This class may delve into how the experience is shaped by gender, race, and class. Sounds like a great time!
Unique College Courses
College isn’t all work and no play.
Did you know that incorporating a fluff course into your college class schedule can actually free up your time for your harder courses and improve your GPA in the process? While we can’t vouch for each of the courses above, we welcome the change of pace!