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Fellow Concordians, the time to register is upon us. This time of year is never easy, especially not when you're gearing up for finals and slowly getting more and more bitter about the cold (seriously, haven't we been through enough?) Add in the fact that the new registration system has us all scratching our heads, and you've got the formula for a stressful time. Have no fear, though, I got your back.
Read on for Fun Courses You Can Take At Concordia University This Summer 2015.
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1. Montreal's Festival Culture (FFAR 298)[embed]https://flic.kr/p/fFDos[/embed]
Alright, real talk, Montreal has a lot of festivals. Igloofest, Jazz Fest, Beer Fest - there's always something right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate that than taking a whole class dedicated to the Montreal festival lifestyle? This class is offered as a special topic in the Fine Arts department, but if it's anything like previous FFAR classes, you know it's going to be awesome.
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2. Feminism and Comedy (WSDB 398)[embed]https://flic.kr/p/8CrXP8[/embed]
You like to laugh? You like to learn about important and long-standing social movements? Well, thanks to Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir Institute and Women's Studies department, now you can do both - and get grades for it. Feminism and Comedy is another special topics class, so we don't have a solid description of the course. But I think we can all agree that Tina Fey's Bossypants should totally be required reading.
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3. Video Games And/As Literature (ENGL 255)[embed]https://flic.kr/p/7tDrLq[/embed]
Okay, who among us hasn't left a gaming session smarter than when we started? Well, me, if I'm being honest. But then again, there is almost no market for knowledge about how to play an ocarina on a Nintendo 64 controller. Luckily for all of us, there's a new course offered by the English department that features video games for their educational value and not how many skulls you can collect.
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4. Introduction to Film Genres (FMST 213)[embed]https://flic.kr/p/KX4MD[/embed]
For the film buff in all of us. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema offers this class as a way of familiarizing yourself with different genres of film. Of course since movies are very much a reflection of society, you're getting some valuable historical, societal, and artistic lessons in there too. Plus, you know. Movies are fun.
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5. Psychology and the Law (PSYC 242)
There's a reason why the psychology classes always go first - they're fun as hell, and this one is no different. Ever wonder how mentality is linked to crime, or what psychologists do in a legal context? This class can answer those burning questions and more. It's kind of like the class from ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, except without the plot twists. And with almost no teaching you how to get away with murder.
Are you planning on taking a class this summer? Let me know in the comments below!