My number one New Year’s Resolution was to take a class and learn something new. Lately, I’ve been reflecting not only on classes I would really like to take, but also classes that I’ve enjoyed in the past. Here’s what I came up with!
- History of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Many universities offer a course on the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but Indiana University offers a few, including The Music of Jimi Hendrix.
- Italian Cookery Class. The descriptions of these classes are so tantalizing, I almost forget that I can barely make toast.
- The Horror Film in Context. At Bowdoin College, you can take a class on this film genre and how it relates to contemporary society. AHHHH!
- World Class Wire Sculpture. This class, offered by award-winning wire sculptress, Elizabeth Berrien, looks incredible!
- “Hot” Yoga. Unfortunately, I haven’t found somewhere in Pittsburgh that offers Bikram Yoga, but there must be a studio somewhere. If you have any recommendations, please let me know!
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- Feminism 101. It’s sad that feminist theory is often misunderstood, especially since it’s highly applicable to everyday life.
- World Religions. Gaining a better understanding of different faiths leads to a better understanding of their perspectives. Plus, it’s downright fascinating!
- Post-Colonialist Literature. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salmon Rushdie, Margaret Atwood – the list of amazing post-colonialist authors goes on and on. This is a great course for refreshing your worldview. For more info, check out this great description of a typical Post-Colonialist class on Emory’s website.
- Massage Therapy. There’s much more to massage therapy than having strong hands. These classes emphasize an understanding of human anatomy and the healing power of touch.
- Post-modern Music. I took this class in college and absolutely loved it – the ways in which post-modern musicians use alternative techniques to create music is incredible to witness. In fact, one of the visiting musicians took out a cap gun and shot the piano during a performance. It was awesome.
Ever take a class that you absolutely loved (or know of one that you think would be awesome)? Leave a comment!