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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!
Keep reading to see more of the classes we love!
Ever take a class that you absolutely loved (or know of one that you think would be awesome)? Leave a comment!
In college, I took a class called Death, Dying, and Immortality which was extremely interesting. The class covered burial/death rituals of various cultures and religions and featured a field trip to a local hospice. Although it was a bit depressing, it was still quite enlightening.
Bowling. I took bowling for credit. It was amazing, but it was at 8am!
someone in my effective speaking class just did a presentation on bikram yoga, i really want to try it, but i’ve never done yoga before so it’s not recommended 🙁
i woud be VERY careful about the bikram yoga thing. read for yourself:
Some classes I’ve taken that were really cool: archery, badminton, graphic novel, Gothic lit, creative writing, and Tolkien. All awesome!!!
There are about four studios or more in Pgh that do Bikram yoga, including your neighbors in the Strip District! (21st street, I think).
Jennifer – a Tolkien class? That sounds incredible!
My favorite class during my time at CMU was called Digital Imaging – lots of photography and photoshop. I learned so much!
I took a class called Bad Culture, Low Culture. It was great we watched Douglas Sirk, John Waters, Melodrama etc !
I haven’t taken any crazy interesting classes yet, but Sarah Lawerence has a lot of great classes. For instance, I have a friend taking The Invention of Homosexuality. Which sound pretty awesome
Tolkien really was great! We got to read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion all in one semester, so it was pretty dense, but so worth it! One of my classmates made lembas bread for the whole class too! It was wonderful!
Wow all of these classes sound amazing. I think I would really enjoy the Death and Dying class (I’m so dramatic) and High Cultures, Low Cultures, in particular.
Thanks for the hot tips (no pun intended) on Bikram yoga, too!
I think that Your Inner Vagabond on 43rd and Butler has some flyers for a Bikram yoga class. Unless I’m mistaken, one of the studios that offers them is also on Butler, just north of the 40th St. Bridge. I’ve been wanting to go try it out too!
Amazing Yoga in shadyside, south side, and wexford… they specialize in bikram yoga. Also, there is a place in the strip, as sara c. said, 2301 penn ave, 2nd fl.
I did a class in History of Rock at UC Davis! The compulsory assignment was songwriting (blues and one other), and you could be in a band and do a show with a setlist comprising songs from the class and a couple of covers as one of your other assignments. It was clearly fabulous – I mean, they FORCED you to listen to “Stairway to Heaven”!
I also remember effectively taking over the lecture on “Other British Invasion Bands of the 1960s” when the TA got Kenny Jones and Keith Moon mixed up…
Dinessa! Alicia and I are totally going to Inner Vagabond’s yoga class on Thursday! We tried to go last Thursday but it was canceled. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Hi all! I am the owner of the only Certified Bikram Yoga studio in Pittsburgh. We just opened 3 months ago and I really look forward to meeting all of you that are interested! Bikram Yoga is a very specific form of yoga that is done in a room heated to 105 degrees with 26 postures and two breathing exercises. It is a series that is designed for students all of ages, sizes, shapes, and yoga levels (Even if you have never done yoga before!).
After only 3 months we already have students ranging in age from 8 years old to 69 years old. Please check out my website at: bikrampittsburgh.com and the world wide Bikram site at: bikramyoga.com for more information on Bikram Yoga.
We are located in The Strip on Penn and 21st st. And we have an Intro special for new students! You can come in for 10 consecutive days of yoga for only $20.00 for the whole 10 days (mat and towel rental included!). We have showers too.
Awesome. I went to Colby College up in Maine (near the aforementioned Bowdoin) and took some amazing classes, including Popular Indian Film, Gender & Pop Culture, and the History of Biology (it’s awesome, you have no idea). We also had an amazingly poplar class called Luddite Rantings where a professor ranted about technology. Amazing. Education is awesome.
Mags, I’m a little hurt that none of my intro art history, ukiyo-e Japan, or Dutch Baroque classes made it onto the list!
Additionally, I adore bikram and highly recommend it. Here’s a letter from my instructor regarding it: http://perfectknot.com/carla_letter.html
So far at Pitt I’ve taken Vampire: Blood and Empire, Russian Fairytales, Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture, Experimental Cinema, and The Archaeologist Looks at Death. All were wonderful classes but my favorites were Vampire and also Experimental Cinema. In the Vampire class we read real-life accounts of “vampires” and watched a bunch of vampire movies! And Experimental Cinema was just a feast for my eyes and the professor was really knowledgeable. I’m still waiting for Pitt to acquire a Tolkien class though! I heard of a Tolkien class somewhere in Texas where students learn to speak and write in elvish!
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