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The Best Classes I Took at UNH

July 4, 2013 in Academics, Alive Campus

Most people only think of the social part of college when they think about college, but the truth is, the most important part of college is actually the part you spend in the classroom.  And it’s really important to pick the right classes so you don’t end up wasting your time.  So I’m going to share with you a few of the best classes I took at my school.

Mythology was without a doubt the best class I ever took at UNH.  Why?  Well, because it was easy, that’s why.  About half of what I was tested on I knew from reading Percy Jackson.  But it wasn’t only easy.  It was fun and hilarious.  Because Mythology is a fun and hilarious subject.  It involves a lot of godly adultery and women being impregnated by animals and many headed beasts.  I took Mythology with my roommate and we spent every class trying not to roar with laughter during lectures.  We loved hearing the backstories to all the heroes we’d heard about all our lives.  Hercules and Achilles?  Turns out that they were both first class jerks.  All the film adaptations you’ve seen about Greek and Roman gods?  Turns out they were completely off base.  I learned so much in Mythology and even though it may seem like a useless subject, it’s really not.  It’s probably one of the most useful classes I’ve ever taken because it’s been relevant to me in real life situations.  It can also be applied to English classes since it’s referenced all over the place in literature.

Another good class to take at UNH is Germs.  You need at least twelve science credits to graduate from UNH and if you hate science (like me) your best options for easy classes are Germs and Making Babies.  Now, I know that neither of those sound like real classes.  That’s mostly because they’re both really easy.  The professors will tell you straight up that their class is an easy A if you pay attention.  In my opinion, Germs is more fun than Making Babies.  They’re both gross, which you could probably tell from their names, but Making Babies is gross in an awkward way since there’s a lot of sex talk.  Germs is gross too, but whenever something would get super gross, the professor would show us a funny video or some pictures of puppies to counteract the grossness.  She was hilarious and because of her great attitude the class was not only easy, but fun.

As an English major, the most rewarding class I took was probably Contemporary American Literature.  I gained so many new favorite books from that class.  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Less Than Zero, The Road…the list goes on and on.  And then the discussions in that class were amazing– mainly because the professor was amazing.  She was so passionate and genuinely interested in what everyone had to say.  The best professors are always the passionate ones.  Luckily, in the English department, you tend to come across a lot of passionate people.  Anyway, the class was great on so many levels.  For instance, even though the class was Contemporary American Literature, I was allowed to give a presentation on Harry Potter because it was such a huge phenomenon in contemporary America.  That was probably one of the only times in my life I’d ever been excited to give a presentation.  The class had such a great, animated discussion about it and I felt really lucky that I got the chance to talk about something that I really loved.

Those classes were definitely the most fun classes I ever had and if you ever get a chance to take a class like them, I definitely recommend that you do.  It’s a lot easier to learn when you’re having a good time.

This guy, Zeus, was pretty much the biggest playa in all of ancient Greece.  Almost all of Greek mythology revolves around him being a jerkface.

This guy, Zeus, was pretty much the biggest playa in all of ancient Greece. Almost all of Greek mythology revolves around him being a jerkface.

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