9 BYU classes you may not know existed

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Class registration is fast approaching. Some classes at BYU are well known, even infamous, but there are many courses you may not know about. Here are a few interesting classes flying under the radar of much of the student body.

STAC 150 & 151 Ice skating/Hockey

If the Winter Olympics inspired you, consider these classes taught at the Peaks Ice Arena. Those in ice skating learn spins and jumps while hockey students learn skills like passing and shooting.

Yuna Kim of South Korea performs during the figure skating exhibition gala at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Yuna Kim of South Korea performs during the figure skating exhibition gala at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

DigHT 250 Web Publishing

A great way to boost any résumé, this class teaches basic web publishing skills including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. By the end of the class students will be able to create a website.

 

STAC 177 Beginning Scuba Diving

In this 0.5 credit class students can learn how to scuba dive. For a little more than $300 students can become certified as an Open Water Diver, which is good for life. The class dives at the Provo Recreation Center during the semester and at Homestead Crater in Midway for the final.

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via Wikimedia Commons
RECM Wilderness Trek

This class teaches wilderness survival skills like building a fire and finding shelter. As a final exam, students are sent into the wilderness on their own for four days. The test is surviving.

Students enrolled in BYU’s Wilderness Trek smile through their four-day practical exam in 2009. Photo by Chris Jacobsen
Students enrolled in BYU’s Wilderness Trek class smile through their four-day practical exam in 2009. (Photo by Chris Jacobsen)

 VASTU 155 Stained Glass

In this class students learn the methods and processes of creating stained glass so your apartment can have the best windows on the block.

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via Wikimedia Commons

TMA 252 Puppetry

Pinocchio fans will be interested in this class. Students learn how to construct and operate different types of puppets. Disclaimer: They will not actually come to life.

Comms 302 Popular Culture

Spend three hours a week discussing the cultural significance of Beyonce and sports and how new and traditional media impact pop culture.

REL C 358 Survey of Eastern Religions

This class introduces students to the history, beliefs and practices of eastern religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and others.

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks parade during the annual Buddhist temple festival. (AP Photo)
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks parade during the annual Buddhist temple festival. (AP Photo)

HONRS 292R

Need just one more credit? This once-a-week class features lectures from professors in various fields. Each week there is a new topic and a short response.

 

 

 

 

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