College courses I've taken

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  • African American Studies
  • Modern African American Literature: 1920-1960
  • African American Films
  • Intro to Black Studies
  • African American History Since 1865
  • African History
  • Contemporary African American Literature: 1960-Present
  • Education in the Black Community
  • Caribbean Literature
  • African American Films II
  • Heritage of Af. Am. Literature
  • Senior Thesis
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  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Technique & Form in Fiction
  • Poetry/Prose Workshop
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  • Computer Science
  • The Internet & Beyond
  • Computer Application Development
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  • Economics
  • Intro to Political Economy
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  • English
  • Theater, Politics & Community
  • Form, Style, & Meaning in Cinema
  • Harlem Renaissance & Jazz Age
  • Toni Morrison
  • Shakespeare: Contemporary Issues
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  • Environmental Science
  • Environment & Society
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  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Visible Bodies & the Politics of Sexuality
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  • Geology
  • Dinosaurs
  • Marine Science
  • Headlines in the History of Life
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  • Languages
  • Elementary Latin
  • Elementary Spanish
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  • Math
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Mastering Trigonometry
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  • Neuroscience
  • Human Neurobiology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuroanatomy
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  • Psychology
  • The Study of Behavior: Psych 101
  • Research Methods I
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods II
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  • Theater
  • Scenery Production
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  • Miscellany
  • Live Poetry
  • Mastering Communication Skills
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Stephen King: Beyond Horror
  • Mastering Efficient Reading
  • Mastering Efficient Studying
  • UFOs
  • Cryptozoology
Author Comments: 

Classes in red I am taking Spring 2006.
Classes in blue I enjoyed most.
Classes in green, I dropped out of (or failed) due to lack of interest (or other reasons!).

Wow, you have some really fascinating classes here! I wouldn't mind taking many of these myself. I love the idea of a Cryptozoology course--how was it set up? Did the professor mainly talk about the flaws of pseudoscience, or was he somewhat sympathetic to cryptozoologists?

What college is this?

Johnny Waco

The instructor was very sympathetic to cryptozoologists! It was taught by a student here actually, who is extremely knowledgeable about the subject. Mostly we just had a "cryptid of the week" setup where we'd review evidence for & against a specific class of creatures; and talk about the scientific possibilities that such a creature could actually exist. We looked at everything with a critical eye, but didn't totally discard it all as hoaxes or cases of mistaken identity. It was very intriguing! I don't give out my college name, but it's in Ohio. :-)

I've actually tailored my Comp II class around conspiracies and cryptozoology in the past, but I narrowed it down to just conspiracies this semester. I always enjoyed talking about the evidence (or lack thereof) for Bigfoot, Nessie, Chupacabras, etc., but my students just never took that part of the class seriously--I think they may have been interested deep down, but they seemed to be afraid that it wasn't cool to be enthusiastic about something like cryptozoology. Your class probably had a much different atmosphere, which makes me jealous:)

Johnny Waco

Impressive list. Would have been great - could be great - if you added Philosophy :-D