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10 Coolest Courses at Cal Poly Pomona

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Classes are almost in session and many students are still registering for courses late in the game. If you are one of those students, you may want to take a look at some cooler courses that can spark or peak your interest. Below are some of the top coolest courses that you will find as a student at Cal Poly Pomona.

1. MU 100 - Introduction to Music

A headphone that plays music through it

Music is all around us. It's what keeps us going through our daily lives. This class will teach students about the basic concepts of music and the various functions that music plays in our lives. Students will learn more about music in culture, structures of music, the values of music around the world, the different genres of music.

2. DAN 270A - Jazz Urban Dance

People in a club dancing to jazz

Are you a good dancer? Do you want to learn how to achieve the art of being a good dancer and the necessary jazz skills in which in requires? This class is for you then! This class will teach students about the dance techniques and cultural issues that surround jazz. Students will also learn more about the influence of jazz as an art form.

3. MU 110 - Jazz and Beyond

Trumpet players making music on stage

Jazz music is one of the world's most famous genres. Students will learn more about the music that possesses us and how music has developed in America. This class will take students through the history of jazz, the development of jazz, and the various jazz artists that have also inspired other genres of music.

4. GEO 310 - Cultural Geography

An idea of what culture really is

Students in this class will teach students about the concepts and basic methods of cultural geography. Students will learn more about the themes of geography which include social structure, relationships, landscapes, and places. This class is meant to take students around the world so why not explore it while you can?

5. DAN 155/155A - Beginning Tap Dance

Dancers learning tap in class

Tap dance allows us to hear and see different rhythmic sounds. It is a form of music and it is also a type of dance style. This class will introduce students to the beginning techniques for tap dance. Students will learn more about combinations, how to shuffle with shoes, and how to appropriately utilize tap shoes.

6. COM 232 - Photojournalism

A woman taking a picture in another photo

Photos tell a story. They are found in the media and within our daily lives. Students will learn more about public relations and media publications within the realm of photojournalism. Students will also learn more about lighting for taking photos, and how to grasp a story by just looking at a photo.

7. ART 220A - Introduction to Painting

A person that is painting a painting

Are you interested in painting or are you interested in designing more when it comes to painting? This class will teach students about the development of painting skills, technical skills for painting, and how to develop your own creative style. Students will also learn more about telling a story through artwork.

8. ART 140A - Foundations of Drawing I

A person drawing a flower

Do you love to draw? Do you want to learn more about drawing? This class will teach you all about it! In this course, students will learn more about the methods and processes of drawing when it comes to drawing. Students will learn more about still-life, figure drawing, and the materials that are used for drawing.

9. ARC 102/102L - Introduction to Architectural Design

The design and tools used in architecture

Are you interested in learning more about the design of buildings or important structures from around the world? This class will teach students about the studio development and processes within architectural design. Students will also learn more about drawing and construction. This class is definitely for you!

10. ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

A look at different cultures around the world

In this course, students will learn more about cultural anthropology around the world. Students in this course will learn more about social organization, religion, and value systems from around the world. Students will also learn more about cultural phenomena and the development of another culture.

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