6 Cool College Classes You’ll Want to Take
English. Calculus. Physics. These may be some of the classes you would expect to take at college, and they probably don’t sound too exciting. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting classes to take.
Check out these unique college courses, and look in your own college’s course catalog for similarly interesting courses you could take.
Circus Arts: At Triton College (IL), you can learn skills such as juggling, swinging trapeze, web rope, unicycling, clowning, and more. The class meets twice a week in the evenings during the spring semester and performs at the end of the semester in the Triton Trouper Circus. This course is considered a continuing education course (which means it won’t count toward degree requirements) and it’s sponsored by the school’s Office of Student Life.
Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé: If you’re a Beyoncé fan, you’ll love this undergraduate course at Rutgers University (NJ). According to the course description, “the course will attempt to think about our contemporary U.S. society and its current classes, racial, gender and sexual politics through the music and career of Beyoncé.”
Golf Course Management: Love to golf? This undergraduate course at Tarleton State University (TX) may be just for you! Study turfgrass, greens management, water conservation, course setup, personnel management and budgeting. We hear there are field trips, too. The course is part of the university’s Environmental and Agricultural Management bachelor’s degree program.
The Hunger Games: Young Adult Dystopia in Popular Culture: Mount Holyoke College (MA) is offering this online course on The Hunger Games this summer. The course focuses on how this book “… understands, interrogates, and shapes young adulthood for a contemporary audience,” and teaches you important critical reading and effective writing skills.
Introduction to Wines: Become a wine snob (or at least learn what to order at a business meeting after college). Cornell University’s (NY) School of Hotel Administration offers this popular two-credit course each semester to juniors and seniors. You can learn what all the terms on a wine label mean, as well as about wine-producing regions of the world, wine evaluation techniques, factors that influence production, food and wine pairing, wine etiquette, and responsible consumption.
Zombies: Can’t miss an episode of “The Walking Dead”? This class at San Diego State University (CA) may be just the right course for you. During the course, you can discuss zombie films, video games and texts. But don’t think this is an easy A: a midterm, final research paper and a multimedia presentation are just a few of the course requirements.