Catamounts Choose Courses: Classes For a Fantastic Fall 2019
Howdy Cats! It’s that time of year again…the Fall 2019 schedule of courses is out, we’re all feverishly trying to figure out the ratio of perfect scheduling to amazing learning (except us seniors!), and class registration is just around the corner! Hopefully you’ve started thinking ahead about what you want to take in the fall…but if not, we’ve got some class suggestions for the lot of ya!
Each BOREDie listed a dope class you might consider taking, but as always, if you’ve got something to add, let us know in the comments below.
Worried about HOW you’ll register? Well..we’ve got a Course Registration 101 blog to guide you through the process. Why? Because we love ya. (And because remembering things can be hard…) 🙂
ENVS 141: Intro to Ecological Economics
3 credits; Thursdays 2:50-4:05
This class BLEW MY MIND!!! Ecological Economics provides an incredibly refreshing look at how this planet’s environmental issues have been perpetuated and how they might be solved. If you didn’t know, UVM’s Gund Institute for Environment has a world-renowned ecological economics program that leads the field in research and leadership, so this class is an incredible opportunity to dip into an academic community that’s carving the path for an increasingly vital field of study.
PSS 021: Intro to Ecological Agriculture
3 credits; Thursdays 2:50-4:05
I still think about the basic concepts that I learned in Vic Izzo’s eco-ag class, which I took almost two years ago. The plant world is seriously a magical place! This class is an engaging way to get an introductory look at the possibilities of it all. If you’re wondering what the organic label really means, or how integrated pest management works on different levels, or just some basic plant bio, this is a class you’d get your fill of answers in. Plus, Vic is a super great professor ~ the kind that makes his students feel like real people with important thoughts, who are entirely in charge of their own educations.
HST 063: Modern Latin American History
3 credits; Spring Semester
Alright…technically not available in the Fall, but you should definitely have this course on your radar. I have taken a few history courses here but my all time favorite would be HST 063. This course takes you back in time to learn about the colonization of indigenous countries, the revolutions that changed everything, and the leaders that are still talked about today. You will learn about parts of history that were covered up, you were unaware of, and parts you will learn more about.
NFS 050: Cheese and Culture
3 credits; M-W-F 12:00 – 12:50
A class that I have always admired from afar is Cheese and Culture. I figure that I should study what I love and that is why I plan on taking this class next semester. This course starts with the creation of cheese and follows its path and migration throughout the world and time. While cheese is the focus of the course, they explore the culture around food in different areas of the world.
BSAD280: Green Mountain Investment Fund
3 credits; Tuesdays 6:00-6:50
One class I will be taking this fall that I am looking forward to is BSAD 280 (Green Mountain Investment Fund). This class involves the practical and real time operation of an investment fund. We will learn the steps necessary to fill a role as an analyst or portfolio manager of a traditional long-only money management operation. Co-requisite: BSAD 282.
ASCI 038: Understanding and Speaking Dog
3 Credits; W 18:15-21:15
As a Chinese major I am very interested in the language learning process and becoming an effective cross-cultural communicator. However, I have never considered the prospect of cross-species communication. This course covers dog behavior, dog training, puppy development, and human/canine behavioral interventions. With the recent budget cuts to foreign language departments shrouded in mystery, it has become clear that UVM has its eyes set on the future of interspecies communication!