An easy "A"? Offbeat courses at IU and Purdue.For those who've just returned to campus, there's usually no way to avoid certain dreaded classes: abnormal psych, finite math, foundations of accounting, introductory C++ programming, expository writing Expository writing is a mode of writing in which the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader. Expository text is meant to ‘expose’ information and is the most frequently used type of writing by students in .
But at Indiana's two largest colleges, students can certainly balance the course load with something a little more intriguing:
Indiana University Indiana University, main campus at Bloomington; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1820 as a seminary, opened 1824. It became a college in 1828 and a university in 1838. The medical center (run jointly with Purdue Univ. boasts a whole series of rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll: see rock music. courses, including two on rock history and courses that focus on such specific artists as the Beatles, Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix Noun 1. Jimi Hendrix - United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)
Hendrix, James Marshall Hendrix . There's even an upcoming overseas course on "The Beatles in London," which will include afternoons devoted to Fab Four-related walking tours and a side trip to Liverpool.
IU also was a pioneer in film studies. Where else can one get credit for spending time "Spending Time" is the first single released by Christian artist Stellar Kart.
The lyrics describe the band members desire to spend "more time with God". "Sometimes it’s a real struggle to spend time with God. in a Kirkwood Avenue movie theater? There's even a special course this fall focusing on the films of Stanley Kubrick.
Purdue University offers plenty of diversions. There's the ever-popular course in wine appreciation (yes, it includes tastings). Students can try their hand at flower arranging for credit, and can opt to include "Insects in Prose and Poetry" on their transcripts. For those seeking a slower pace, how about the freshman-level course on watching the grass grow, "Survey of Turf"?