Your time at the University as an undergraduate student can pass quickly. It can also easily get boring between core courses and your major’s requirements.
UH offers a wide range of courses in an assortment of disciplines that not only provide an opportunity to experience something different, but also a chance to learn skills outside of your area of expertise.
COMM 3303 – Health Literacy
The world we live in today is one of uncertainty and change, especially with regard to health. Although COVID-19 has refocused much of the national dialogue on our health care system, learning how to communicate effectively in a health care setting remains a skill that many lack.
This course will give you the tools to make timely and informed decisions. This class is open to all juniors and above in good academic condition.
GHL 3335 – Production of alcoholic beverages
Are you a UH student of drinking age and want to learn how to make your own alcohol? This course might just be for you. Students will deal with the production, service, storage, processing and quality standards of beverages such as wine, beer, distilled spirits and cordials.
It will give students practical experience of the fermentation and storage process and other applicable skills. Students wishing to enroll in this class must either have a major in hotel and restaurant management or take a minor in beverage management and marketing.
POLS 3351 – Law in literature and cinema
This course will examine how literature and film have influenced real law. Students will be able to watch and analyze films that have had a crucial influence on our legal system. They will also have the chance to explore foundational texts like the Bible and Bleak House and their impact on our laws. The prerequisite for this class is GOVT 2306 and 2305 or instructor consent.
POLS 3391 – Political Scandals
This course will examine contemporary political scandals in the United States The scandals that have dominated American politics, such as the Watergate scandalthe 2020 elections and the impeachment of former President Clinton are all potential topics for this course. The prerequisite for this course is GOVT 2306 and 2305 or instructor consent.
TECH 1313 – Impact of modern technology on society
Advancements in technology have changed our world and the way we see it. This course will examine how our moral, ethical, cultural and legal standards of behavior have changed due to the impact of technology today. To enroll in this course, you must have credit or concurrent enrollment in a basic math and communication course.
HIST 3363 – Pirates and Smugglers in the Modern World
Do you often dream of hiding all your valuables on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean? Have you flirted with the idea of wearing an eye patch just for style points?
This course won’t teach you how to do these things, but it will teach you about hackers. This course covers the history of piracy from the early modern era to the present day. Registration is open to all juniors and seniors in good standing.
HIST 2355 – World Food History
Food is a language of love and has a deep and rich cultural history. This course will explore food and diet throughout history. How the first civilizations adapted to the current era of sustainable development.
Students will learn how to write historical arguments, practice researching primary sources, and use historical methodologies to debate current and past food trends. ENG 1302 is a prerequisite for registration.
These are just a few courses offered at UH. The University offers a wide range of courses ranging from Languages, Art and Music to Earth Systems and Quantum Physics for you to choose from. Sky is the limit.
There are many courses that could also be used to meet your graduation requirements. Check your prerequisites as well as the basic categories. Student life can be a bit overwhelming at times, but taking interesting classes can keep you motivated and teach you something new.