Say goodbye to the second-semester blues with seven courses that will keep class interesting
7 courses that will keep class interesting
With hundreds of classes available at SU, it can be hard to know what’s worth taking.
Registration for Spring 2024 is underway and for any students who may be feeling stuck in their course search, here are seven classes that should keep next semester interesting.
Of course, before registering on MySlice, be sure to connect with your academic advisor to ensure a smooth course selection process.
REL 327 – Yoga Ancient Religion of Modern Practice
Get in touch with your spiritual side next semester with REL 327. In this course, students will learn about the origin of yoga in the context of the Hindu traditions in India. The course dives into the journey of yoga’s beginning in India, to the spread of the modern-day practice in Europe and America.
REL 327 is worth three credits, is offered every even academic year, and is taught by Professor Joanne Waghorne.
FST 204: Food, Identity, and Power
For students interested in delving into the intricacies of their relationship to food, FST 204 will provide you with a well-rounded outlook. Students will explore how different communities around the world relate to food in the context of ethnicity, race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and migration.
FST 204 is worth three credits, is offered every semester, and is taught by Professor Naoimi Shanguhyia.
ENG 160: Hip Hop and Ya Don’t Stop: Issues, Debates, and Controversies
Calling all hip-hop lovers: ENG 160 is an opportunity to learn about the origins, circulation, and adaptation of hip-hop around the world. Students will dive into the transnational roots of hip-hop, specifically its grounding in Afro-Caribbean sound system culture. In addition to breaking down rap music, ENG 160 students will also look at other elements of hip hop such as graffiti, DJing, and breakdancing.
ENG 160 is worth three credits, offered at least one time in the fall or spring semester, and is taught by various professors.
AMC 160: Guitar Class for Beginners
Learn a new skill next semester with AMC 160. This course is the perfect opportunity to learn how to play the guitar in a friendly, low-stress environment. Students leave this course with the knowledge of basic string progressions that prepare them to play full-length songs.
AMC 160 is worth 2 credits, is offered every semester, and is taught by Kenneth Meyer.
PSY 395: Abnormal Psychology
Have you ever wanted to learn about the most common disorders human beings experience? If the answer is yes, PSY 395 is the perfect course for you. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the biological, cultural, and political issues that affect disorders. The course will discuss issues with respect to psychological assessment and therapeutic treatment of abnormal behavior. The course will also break down topics such as stress and adjustment disorders, mood disorders and delusional disorders.
PSY 395 is worth three credits, is offered every semester, and is taught by various professors.
ARI 223: Ceramics Wheel-throwing
Tap into your creative side next semester with a hands-on wheel-throwing ceramics course. ARI 223 provides an introduction to the potter’s wheel as a tool for creating clay pieces. Students will learn about contemporary and historical artworks that came from wheel-throwing, and create their own pieces in this interactive course.
ARI 223 is worth three credits, is offered every semester, and is taught by various professors.
IST 263: Intro to Front-End Web Development
IST 263 is worth three credits, is offered every semester, and is taught by Professor Laurie Ferger.