Tufts has amazing classes in just about every subject imaginable. While students have to take certain classes to fulfill major and distribution requirements, there’s plenty of time to take elective classes as well. If you’re looking to explore some new subjects and have some fun along the way, then you should check these three classes out.
Introduction to Finance: This class will teach you life skills that can be applied outside of the classroom. Managing a savings account, understanding the process of loaning money and calculating interest, and demystifying the stock market are only a few of the things that I learned over my time in the class. Professor Manos does an excellent job making the class accessible to non-Econ majors and even brought his dog in for exam review days! Whether you want to make it big on Wall Street or learn to manage your own personal finances, taking Intro Finance is a must.
Sociology of Sports: For you sports fans out there, this is a dream class. The entire semester is pretty much debating the big questions in the sporting world. “Should college athletes get paid?” “Do athletes have a responsibility to have active voices in political and social issues?” “Should universities be able to track bio-data from their student-athletes?” In addition, guests ranging from Olympic Athletes to agents for the NHL have stopped by to talk in class, so for anyone interested in sports as a career path or just as a hobby, Sociology of Sports should be on your radar.
Non-Fiction Writing: Want to write your high school memoir? Have a fascinating person you’d like to profile? Need to get the Arts requirement out of the way? If you answered yes to those questions, then this class is perfect. Class time is dominated by discussing your work and that of your peers, so you’ll be able to focus solely on your own writing in a relaxed setting. No analytical essays here! Non-Fiction writing offers a much needed change of pace from problem sets and exams that will allow you to learn more about yourself while developing crucial writing and communication skills that will come in handy long after graduation.
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