Life
Cool Classes Fall 2017 (That you can still take)
By
Life Editor
Thursday, April 13, 2017

We know that finding classes to fill out your schedule is difficult — especially for rising sophomores. 

But don’t worry, the Old Gold & Black has got you covered with interesting classes that are still available.

Classics 252

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity (94951)

Professors T.H.M Gellar-Goad and Amy Lather

This course is a study of primary sources, both literary and non-literary, that examine representations of women in Greek and Roman society. “Studying classic plays is interesting and important not only because of the way they incorporate the mythology of the time, but also because of the way the plot and characters are representative of the social atmosphere during a time of intense political construction,” said freshman Chyanne Thompson-Quartey.

African Studies 150

Introduction to African Studies (95091)

Professor Lina Benabdallah

This course studies notions of the African continent through history, economics, politics and literature. It also fulfills the entry-level requirements for minor in African Studies.

Dance 130

Movement for Men (87388)

Professor Jessie Laurita-Spanglet

An eight-week course that teaches the fundamentals of jazz, modern and ballet dance to men. It also helps men develop greater flexibility and agility.

Journalism 276

This course surveys a special interest in the field of journalism. Students will work in different media, including audio, podcasting and writing. “This class has been one of the most unique classes I’ve taken so far at Wake Forest. Having the ability to learn how to make a powerful piece of audio and edit sound rather than writing has given me a set of abilities no other class can give me,” said senior Melissa Libutti.

Writing 320

Writing in and About  Science: Scientists as Writers and Writers as Scientists (94657)

Professor Laura Giovanelli

This course looks at the writing of grant proposals, lab notebooks, journal articles, posters and presentations — all types of writing that scientists do every day. But not just a class about writing in the sciences, this class explores writing about the sciences for a broader audience. “Professor Giovanelli is one of those people that is genuinely interested in students and their backgrounds,” junior Aditya Mudigonda said.

History 112

Big History (94582)

Professor Alan J. Williams

This course surveys the history of the universe, up through human existence to the present day. Multiple disciplines will be considered, including physics, biology, anthropology and history, all taught in Dr. William’s unique style.