Must-add filler courses to put in your shopping cart



Wait, registration for fall classes is already happening? Even though it’s mid-spring, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming semester. It’s that time of the semester when students wake up at 6 a.m. just to hover over the “enroll” button on UAccess to ensure a fantastic schedule. No need to scour the course catalog for awesome classes or rely on RateMyProfessors.com, because we did that for you. Here are our top five favorite general education and elective classes offered at the UA.

Agricultural Education Main 295B, Heritage and Traditions of the University of Arizona

Spoiler alert: singing “Bear Down Arizona” is an essential lesson in this course. The content of the class is based on events, people and heritage of the university. By the end of the semester, you will be able to shout all sorts of Arizona facts from the top of “A” Mountain. It’s pretty much like going on an Arizona Ambassadors tour for every class. Wilbur would approve of adding this to your enrollment shopping cart.

Russian Slavic Studies 315, Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture

Move over Bella, Edward, Jacob and friends. This class is the hipster version of “Twilight”; it talks about how vampires and werewolves were cool in Slavic culture way before modern times. Not to mention the course is interwoven with Slavic studies, which isn’t something the average person is exposed to every day in Arizona. You just never know when you’ll need to impress someone with your knowledge of Russian and Slavic folklore.

Music Main 231, Jazz History

Diversity emphasis, Tier 2 Arts credit and all that jazz. The class covers famous jazz artists and gives students a general understanding of musical concepts. Learn how to identify the masterful tunes of Duke Ellington and the raspy voice of Louis Armstrong for a grade. Jay Gatsby would be proud.

Dance 100, Looking at Dance

You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy this class. This course examines the importance of dance in society and discusses ballet, modern dance, movie and show dancing. No tutus or ballet shoes required.



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