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Top 10 Coolest Classes at California State University – Long Beach

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Shelia Watterson

There are many classes that students can choose to take throughout their time at the university. Many students, however, seem to want to take only harder classes. However, many of them start to lose interest because of this. Luckily, we have found some of the top coolest classes at California State University - Long Beach that will surely spark yours!

1. NUTR 132 - Introductory Nutrition

A look at fruits and veggies

What do you eat on a regular basis? This class is designed to teach students about the fundamentals of nutrition. Students will learn about the physiological functions of humans and their need for food during various times in their lives. This includes learning about dieting.

2. REC 245A - Wilderness Water Expedition

A look at a puddle of water

This class will give students an introduction into the skills, attitudes, and knowledge of water in the wilderness. Students will learn about the techniques needed for going on a boat and even camping. Students will also have a chance to go on a two to three day expedition.

3. REC 220 - Universality of Play

A graphic of the word play

This class is designed to discuss the origins of universality of play. This includes learning about the image one's self, how to be creative, and how to influence others. Students will also learn about international perspectives of various theories.

4. COMM 309 - Language and Behavior

Languages that are used around the world

How do you communicate on any given day? This class will give students an insight on the language and behavior between humans that interact with one another. Students will investigate different theories that focus on behaviors and interactions and their relationships.

5. COMM 130 - Essentials of Public Speaking

A microphone at a podium.

Are you good at speaking to a crowd? No worries! There's a class that is here to help you develop that skill. This class will take you through the essentials and principles of public speaking. Students will learn how to inform and persuade in a logical fashion.

6. CHEM 90 - Introduction to General Chemistry

A look at tools used for chemistry

Do you have chemistry with someone or something rather? This class will give students an introduction on the world of chemistry. This includes learning about chemical reactions, how chemistry functions in our everyday life, and the periodic table.

7. ART 241 - Introduction to Photography

A look at a girl taking a picture

Let's take a picture together! This class will hone in on the functions and principles of photography. Students who take this course will be given a camera for the semester and will earn about digital darkroom techniques, how to create a vision, and how to work a camera.

8. ART 227 - History of Animation

A look at an animation

What was your favorite cartoon to watch when you were growing up? Dora? Spongebob? Tom and Jerry? This class will take students through the history of animation. They will learn how to consider animation on a global scale and how to analyze it as well.

9. ART 184 - Foundation Life Drawing

A painting of  girl on brick wall.

Do you know how to draw? Do you want to learn how to? This class will take students through the fundamentals of drawing. Students will learn how to create a drawing with various tools and how to shade in different features depending on your design.

10. ART 101 - Artists in Their Own Words

Tools used for painting art

What is an artist? How do they establish themselves? This class will take students through the functions of art and everyday work of scholars. Students will learn how to sustain a career in the art industry and how artist use their own work to build a name and career for themselves.

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