7 CofC classes you should definitely take this spring

Fall break is quickly approaching, which means it is time to start registering for classes – and all students know the pain of finding next semester’s classes.

The process can take days of weeding through what seems like an endless list.

It is impossible to find the right courses to fill the holes in your schedule.

To relieve some of the pressure of class registration, here is a list of classes you should sign up for this spring 2020 semester. 


Walk Yourself to Health (PEAC 120)

Walk Yourself to Health is an exercise course designed to get students moving, giving you the opportunity to accomplish daily exercise goals.

There are numerous physical benefits to walking, including stress relief, mood improvement and a reduced risk of cancer and chronic disease. 

Taught by the College of Charleston men’s cross-country associate head coach Michael Tornifolio, PEAC 120 is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.


Forensic Investigation: Theory, Examination and Inquiry (CRLS 300)

Everyone has dreamed of becoming his/her favorite crime television character.

CRLS 300 allows those dreams to come true. 

Forensic Investigation: Theory, Examination and Inquiry helps students explore and understand the world of crime through real-life application and theoretical concepts.

CRLS 300 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center, Room 103, taught by visiting professor Edwin Lugo.


Songwriting (MUSC 222)

Get in touch with your creative side with Songwriting.

MUSC 222 teaches students how to write their own music and perform in front of live audiences with the guidance of classically trained composer Dr. Nathan Michel.

Songwriting is offered at two times – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the Simons Center for the Arts, Room 325C.


Nazi Medicine (JWST 300)

Nazi Medicine offers a new perspective on viewing the horrors of the Holocaust. 

Students enter the mind of the Nazis and their vision behind the ethnic cleansing that took place, as the course addresses the use of medical experimentation as a tool of political and social conquest.

Nazi Medicine meets Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Jewish Studies Center, Room 233, taught by Zucker/Goldberg Chair of Holocaust Studies Ted Rosengarten.


Women’s Self-Defense (PEAC 120)

Learn how to fight back with Women’s Self-Defense. 

Using Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Heath and Human Resources professor Pat McGuigan and adjunct faculty member Margarate McGuigan teach students how to combat attackers by applying leverage, momentum and physics instead of brute force.

PEAC 120 is set to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in the Johnson Gymnasium, Room J201.


Printmaking I (ARTS 218)

Want to learn how to master an ancient art form?

Add Printmaking I to your schedule. 

Printmaking I allows students to experiment with various image transfer techniques including relief, intaglio and lithography and develop a personal language through his/her art.

ARTS 218 is offered on Tuesdays from 9:25 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the Simons Center for the Arts, Room 111. No instructor has been named yet.


Function and Evolution of Sex and Sexual Behavior (WSGT 324)

Let’s talk about sex. 

WGST 324 takes a deep dive into the widely misunderstood world of sexual reproduction.

The course discusses the varying sexual and reproductive behaviors across organisms and explores the fundamentals of sex and its role in the evolution of human behavior through a nonreproductive and reproductive lens.

Function of Evolution of Sex and Sexual Behavior is set to meet on Mondays and Fridays at 3:25 to 4:40 p.m. in the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center, Room 115, taught by Biology professor Melissa Hughes.


by Haley Beckel

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