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Classes To Take In College

Updated on March 15, 2014

If you're in college now you know that specific classes are required for the major you have selected. If you're entering a university, college or community college for the first time you may not be familiar with the format of obtaining a degree. College is a unique experience for each individual, however there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your courses for your next semester.



Some people see the word "statistics" and cringe. I used to be one of those people, however statistics will be useful in any type of career field. If you're going to be doing any basic or through research statistics will be necessary. I've needed to use statistics in the past, and keeping your expensive stats book isn't a bad idea either.


Creative Writing

Creative writing is a great class to take and could also assist in areas such as public speaking. Learning to write will not only enhance your writing portfolio, but will help you learn to think outside the box. This may come naturally for some, but we all need these tools when working towards a promotion.


Speech or Public Speaking

Public speaking will not only help you learn how to speak in front of others comfortably, but will also help you learn how to create quick and easy outlines. Any career field will require speaking, even if it's on the telephone. Learning to create fast and effective outlines will save you tons of time in the future-- and it may even help you write papers in your other classes.


Recreation and Tourism Management

If you're looking for a fun class that will provide a broad range of knowledge RTM is definitely a field to check into. You'll learn about different aspects of tourism (parks, hotels, travel locations and even management), and unique business techniques.


Introduction to Psychology

All people are different, that's something you don't need to go to college to learn. Intro to Psychology explains human behavior and why people do what they do! This is helpful in every aspect of your life, especially if you're going to be communicating with people on a daily basis.

Look for loopholes

At the university I attended you could substitute up to two classes and replace it with a full semester of a foreign language. This can be helpful to those who don't want to take a fine arts credit or literature. Please keep in mind that college can be a great experience. You should have time to take the classes you want, as well as those that are needed. Your adviser should have a list of all the classes you need to complete to earn a degree- but don't forget to make time for the classes that interest you. You never know, you may find that you want to change your major or minor!


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      Shasta Matova 

      7 years ago from USA

      When I was going to college, I was stuck taking so many required courses. I looked forward to the time when I could go to school and take whatever courses my heart desired. I haven't done that much, but really should do more of that. I hadn't heard of recreation and tourism management, but it does sound interesting.


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