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Hidden Gems

In college, there are the classes you have to take. But sometimes, there are classes you want to take. Take a look at some classes we like to call "Hidden Gems." These are lesser known or unique classes that offer students a course off the beaten path. Many of these classes are electives, so you might be able to fit them into your program of study.

Every other week throughout the year, we will feature a new "gem" on the website homepage. Keep an eye out for these special classes! And if you have an idea or a class you'd like to see featured, let us know by emailing the CCAC Marketing Department.


Hidden Gems: PSY 240 – Health Psychology

This course focuses on the relationship between stress and health. You will learn about new research that shows how you can use gratitude, humor, pets and spirituality to help you cope.

Hidden Gems: ENG 105 – Creative Writing

This class is an invitation to people who scribble the first paragraphs of stories on their coffee breaks, who hide notebook-paper poems under the bed, in a drawer, or in an unnamed file on their computer desktop.

Hidden Gems: MAT 106 – Mathematics for Health Sciences

This is a specialized course purposely designed for students earning an associate degree in one of the health fields.

Hidden Gems: HIS 151 – History of American Labor

In HIS 151, History of American Labor, the worker takes center stage against the backdrop of a timeline marking the major historical milestones from 1877 to the present.

Hidden Gems: BIO 251 – Biology of the Galápagos Islands

In this course dedicated to field research, you will explore the natural history and biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands firsthand.

Hidden Gems: ETH 207 – Separate and Unequal: The Continuing Story of Discrimination in America

In this course, you will examine discrimination, bias and prejudice. You may be surprised to learn that discriminatory practices harm the United States as a world leader and as an economic power.