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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.


ETH 114 - Achieving Cultural Competence

Achieving Cultural Competence will help you become more proficient in this area of expertise by deepening your understanding of other cultures and people whose social identities are different from your own.

ETH 124 - Hip Hop in America

In this course, you will examine all things Hip Hop, including its origins, its impact on society, and how it transformed into a lifestyle.

MUS 160 - American Popular Music

Learn new music and revisit old favorites as you study the cultural and historical contexts that gave rise to various musical styles.

SOC 213 - Sociology of Health and Illness

Have you ever wondered why people get ill? How should they be cared for when they do? Did you know that there are people in other countries whose ideas about health, illness and health care are different from ours?

Hidden Gems: PHS 107H – Honors Introductory Astronomy

If you’ve ever wondered about the mysteries of the universe, then this course is for you. It is taught by Professor Patrick Huth, who worked for NASA and the Office of Naval Research before coming to CCAC. As someone who has been interested in astronomy since he was young, Professor Huth will fuel your curiosity about the cosmos. Expect to hear about major scientific updates and recent discoveries-and to explore the evidence for the possibility of life in the universe.

Hidden Gems: BIO 120 - Human Reproduction and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Learn about sexual and reproductive anatomy, hormones and sexuality, the similarities and differences between female and male sexual responses, sexually transmitted infections and sexually related diseases, birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual orientation, and love and relationships.