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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: HIS 219 - History of Women

Women's history tells the story of our nation's past from a wider perspective. It doesn't rewrite history - rather, it expands the focus of history to include the activities and contributions of women from all walks of life, from different eras and different backgrounds.

SOC 160 - Introduction to Women's Studies

Are you interested in exploring issues surrounding all genders, with a specific focus on women? Are you eager to make connections between what you learn in the classroom and what you experience in your personal life? Are you seeking to discover new insights on social justice and learn how to improve your life and the lives of others? If so, then this course is the right choice for you to explore the field of women's studies from historical, social, cultural, economic and biological perspectives.

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.

Hidden Gems: BIO 133 - Environmental Science

Are you looking for a big-picture understanding of the world - and for a peek at your place in Western Pennsylvania in particular?

Hidden Gems: CJC 152 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

If we’re ever going to be the just, inclusive and vibrant society we truly want and deserve to be, we need to make ethics a priority.

Hidden Gems: MUS 109 - College Choir & MUS 126 - Instrumental/Vocal Ensemble

Students in College Choir 1 and Instrumental/Vocal Ensemble 1 rehearse and perform a variety of music in a fun, welcoming atmosphere.