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Hidden Gems

In college, there are the classes you have to take. But sometimes, there are classes you want to take. Take a look at some classes we like to call "Hidden Gems." These are lesser known or unique classes that offer students a course off the beaten path. Many of these classes are electives, so you might be able to fit them into your program of study.

Every other week throughout the year, we will feature a new "gem" on the website homepage. Keep an eye out for these special classes! And if you have an idea or a class you'd like to see featured, let us know by emailing the CCAC Marketing Department.


Hidden Gems: PHS 107H – Honors Introductory Astronomy

If you’ve ever wondered about the mysteries of the universe, then this course is for you. It is taught by Professor Patrick Huth, who worked for NASA and the Office of Naval Research before coming to CCAC. As someone who has been interested in astronomy since he was young, Professor Huth will fuel your curiosity about the cosmos. Expect to hear about major scientific updates and recent discoveries-and to explore the evidence for the possibility of life in the universe.

Hidden Gems: BIO 120 - Human Reproduction and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Learn about sexual and reproductive anatomy, hormones and sexuality, the similarities and differences between female and male sexual responses, sexually transmitted infections and sexually related diseases, birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual orientation, and love and relationships.

Hidden Gems: HOM 130 – Hospitality Event Planning

This course introduces concepts related to the planning and operation of events within the hospitality industry including conventions, trade shows, professional meetings and foodservice events.

Hidden Gems: PSY 216 – Psychology in the Movies

In this course, you will watch several movies during the semester and then compare the symptoms you see in these movies to the diagnostic criteria in the textbook, “Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior.”

CRT 100 - Court Reporting Orientation

In addition to introducing you to the profession, this course will trace the historical development of court reporting, with an emphasis on its importance in today’s legal environment.

ENG 118 - Women As Writers

As you explore women writers and their literature, you will learn how cultural, historical and socio-economic forces held them in check in predominantly patriarchal societies.