Make the most of your undergraduate years at Florida State by taking the most fun classes offered (read: Easy A’s).The window to sign up for Spring classes has already opened, but you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of FSU’s most outrageous classes if you live by one of the popular Seminole mottos: “Never graduate.”
10.) IFS2038 — From Ballet to Beyoncé:
The name of this class is a little misleading; it is not a dance class that teaches ballerinas how to loosen up and become international pop stars (unfortunately). Instead, it focuses on analyzing American gender issues via pop culture performances. Still pretty cool, except it sounds like if you take this class, you don’t even get to dance, as the material is shown “through discussions, video viewings, and accessible readings. Still better than Baby Bio.
9.) IFS 2004 — The Hunger Games Trilogy: Collective Action and Social Movements:
Although this isn’t an obstacle course in which students re-enact the Hunger Games, you’ll still get a chance to relive the prime years of Katniss Everdeen’s life if you take this class (by reading the books, not watching the movies). It is the study of social movements and human behavior through analysis of the famous trilogy. Rad.
8.) IFS 2007 — Is Money the Root of All Evil?:
Take this class to find out! Unsurprisingly, it examines the ethics of money and socioeconomic status “from the perspective of religious communities.” If you feel strongly about the gap between the rich and the poor, fluctuating gas prices that stem from international conflict, or how your refusal to use Venmo is quietly ruining your friendships, then this class is right for you.
7.) IFS 2071 — Relationship Status: It’s Complicated:
“In this course students examine how to build and maintain key relationships through understanding themselves and critical relationship process.” Wow. Take this class if Tinder/the 21st century has stolen all your charm and ability to understand social cues and has left you an awkward, clueless bachelor.
6.) IFS 2081 — Busting Common Biology Myths:
Do the guys from Mythbusters teach this? Because that would be dooooooppppeeee.
5.) PEL 1111 — Bowling:
A perfect P.E. class to help you become the leader of your pack as well as the local champion at FSU’s very own bowling alley. You will win boundless bragging rights and maybe even the confidence to join a bowling league!
4.) IFS 2118 — Is Google Making Us Stupid?:
Yeah, probably. This course is about the unintended consequences of information technology, including “information technology disasters”. So it might make you feel guilty for Googling everything from “Shakespeare translator” to “what will happen if I take Tylenol and then drink alcohol?” but it likely won’t stop you.
3.) IFS 3069 — Just Torture:
From the name of it, you might think this is some type of math, science, or boring lecture class, but it is actually just a class about torture- the history as well as modern practices of it. Take this one-of-a-kind class to experience what might be both torturous and interesting!
2.) IFS 3107 — Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!:
It’s not a zoology class, but it definitely sounds like a doable course- one that studies the influence of American movies on our culture and “the reproduction of power”. In other words, movie period! It’s like Netflix and chill in the most [academically] productive way.
1.) MAC 1105 — College Algebra:
It’s a required class for most, so maybe its place on this list will at least make it feel more interesting.