Classes, classes, and more classes. Selecting which classes you want to take each semester is difficult and very stressful. I know I would want to take a class that fulfills my requirements and at the same time be fun and interesting. Luckily at Wheelock, there are many classes to choose from that are challenging and fun at the same time.
The following classes are what I considered fun and interesting that Wheelock offers :
Racial and Cultural Identities: Short for RCI, this class is a challenging and interesting class to take at Wheelock. A mission of Wheelock is to make sure its students learn about diversity and about themselves. Even though it’s challenging taking this class is rewarding because you learn about your own race, identity, and culture, and also about other races, identities, and cultures in dept. This class has to be one that many students at Wheelock take, especially if you are majoring in Elementary Education. At times, it can be difficult because talking about race and culture can be awkward, but at the same time it’s a life changing experience. This class will make you think outside your comfort zone, which can be hard, but important at the same time.
Positive Psychology: An interesting class to take at Wheelock because it teaches student about what is positive psychology, how positive psychology can help people, and what you need to do in your everyday life to become more happy. This class is interesting because you get to do a semester long project where you measure your happiness level through a set of questionnaire and then do exercise, positive logs, and kind of kindness ( these are the key elements positive psychologies found to increase happiness) for the whole semester once a week. At the end of the semester you present if doing those activities made you more happy or not.
Cognition in the Deaf and Blind: Do you want to learn more about children who are deaf and blind? This class is helpful for students majoring in developmental psychology and those students who want to learn more about the deaf and blind community. After taking this class your views on deafness and blindness will change.
Psychology Goes to the Movies: Do you like to watch movies? Do you like psychology? Well, why not combine them together? At Wheelock, there is a class call Psychology Goes to the Movies in which students watch movies and analyze them. The theme of the movies are children and families and how they react and feel on certain situations such as the death of a parent or divorce.
The Idea of the Witch in History: Have you ever wonder about the origins of the word witch? When did the term witch appear and why? Do you like history? This class will take you through the history of witches and how they came to exists and why. At the end of the class you will perform a mock court trial which witches use to go through. You will be able to identify, analyze, and accused a person of being a witch like a person from that time period would.
The Physics of Sports: Do you like physics? Do you like sports? Once again, here at Wheelock there is a class that combined both of these interest. Exploring football, soccer, golf, and other sports, you will learn different physics terms and have fun at the same time. Conducting many experiments and a final group presentation on a sport of your choice, you will have a great time while learning physics without realizing it.