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3 Electives You Should Take In College

This list I've formed is a mix of personal experience as well as some articles I've read and agree with whole heartedly. Getting started in college is exciting and such a great time for growth. However, while many buckle down and focus on their specific major, everyone should take an elective or two. Here are my suggestions on what you could look into:

1. Anthropology
I've always felt that most Americans are happily encased in their own little bubble. Well, if you take a Cultural Anthropology class, prepare to have that little bubble nudged and hopefully burst. Because honey, it's time you wake up to the way other people live around the world. Taking this class will help you open your eyes in better understanding how and why people around the world live the way they do. It's absolutely fascinating, and I promise you won't regret it! Also, to give you a practical spin, it will help you in communicating and understanding others that are from around the globe.

2. Physical Ed (That's right, PE classes everyone!)
We all know exercise is good, right? Well, it can become a chore if you're not a gym rat who absolutely loves working out. However, take a look at the Physical Activity courses your college may offer. You could try something a little out of the norm such as Zumba, Yoga, or maybe Spinning. It'll force you to set aside a period of time in the day for the activity, and you might discover something you'll stick with for the rest of your life! I know that after taking several such classes, I've found a few that I know I'll be practicing well into my old age. Not to mention, if you're a full time student, it's a good way to schedule in an endorphin release. Working out is such a great stress reliever!

3. Art
As an Art major, you had to see this one coming. However, I hope that even those who aren't the most artistic in nature could take an art class and learn to appreciate it. It doesn't have to be a painting or drawing class either! Try photography (darkroom photography is the best), printmaking, or ceramics. Also, consider dance or music as well! You never know what just may click. Besides, according to this article, it can help your brain age better. So workout those muscles and your mind this semester!

With Fall semester starting up, I wish all my fellow college-bound peers good luck and a good year!
I hope this list helps and perhaps you'll end up looking into one (or all) of these options. 
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14 comments

Love and Ace said...

I definitely agree with Art! I think that it's something that we would never explore are on our own but it's so rewarding! xx Kat


Love and Ace

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I agree with this! I think taking certain electives in college is so important. It's great to finish your degree but still have fun with taking other classes at the same time. You don't get that opportunity after you graduate!
xo,
nancy

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Kim Alston said...

I took 2 out of the 3! I always encourage others to take something that they'll enjoy in addition to the required coursework.

czarianonuevo said...

i really like this post!! i took an Archaeology class back when i was in 2nd year :)

czarina :)

Karishma said...

You have got such a cute blog hun. Keep up the good work!

caffinatedlove said...

Excellent suggestions, ma'am.

Now art, I would take for fun. And Anthropology would be fascinating. But the PE would not be so much for me. I'm a loner kind of gal, and the physical activities I enjoy the most (yoga, hiking, weightlifting) are all done alone. XD

love,
a

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erica marie said...

I definitely agree that everyone should take some form of art class. Those are usually the more fun ones anyway lol.

xo erica

Mica T said...

Sounds like you have some really fun courses you can take! :) It would be good to have your daily exercise count towards your education! :)

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Michael Macalos said...

very visually arresting and fun article dear!! me super enjoyed reading it ♥ ♥

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Keit said...

My favorite would be anthropology, such an interesting subject!
You are an Art major? How awesome is that!

Mode Fort said...

I love that the Bible is the first book. that's awesome! great blog, keep it up.
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Toks said...

Totally agree with art but that period in my life has past. Good choices though. xoxoxo

katie said...

YES to Anthropology! Those was hands down my favorite courses and seriously considered changing my major. It is such a great way to step back and really see things differently. (I'd totally recommend taking world religions course at the same time, they tie in together beautifully.)

courtney conway said...

Yessss! Agree with all of these. Anthro was an amazing class, I learned so much and it was so interesting. Art isn't even like a class, really. Its way too fun. I also took ballet with was super cool! Lovely post!

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