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Five classes you should take at UMKC

The UMKC course catalog is 1,113 pages long and lists hundreds of classes. That’s a lot to ponder, especially at the start of a new school year when you’ve got to navigate moving in, getting to know the layout of the campus and memorizing where Kasey the Kangaroo is at all times, so you never have to cross paths with him.

That leaves little time to consider everything UMKC has to offer when it comes to picking classes. Luckily, we’ve picked five of the many classes you might consider for future semesters.

  1. COMM-ST 230: Intro To Film Studies

If you love to watch and discuss movies, why not knock out a few credit hours while doing so? Intro to Film Studies lets students watch, write about and discuss classic films. It’s a great way to foster a love for film or enhance a preexisting one.

    2. MATH 116: Math For Liberal Arts

Not everyone loves math, but we’re all required to take it. All those numbers and letters that aren’t actually letters and rules named after dead Greek guys can be mind-boggling for those without a love for the subject. Mercifully, UMKC offers Math for Liberal Arts. This class teaches simpler, easier-to-grasp mathematics and is a great way to knock out some gen eds.

    3. PHILOS 222: Foundations Of Logic 

A simple and enlightening way to satisfy your social science requirements, Foundations of Logic makes philosophy easy. While still offering a full understanding of the basics, touching on all the major ideas and philosophers, the course keeps things light and easy to digest for anyone who doesn’t want to travel too far down an existential rabbit hole.

    4. FIN 325: Financial Management

“College student” and “financially stable” are not often positively associated in the same sentence. Luckily, Financial Management gives students all the knowledge they need to keep their checking account from dropping into single digits again.

   5. CONSVTY 120: Music Appreciation

A staple I-just-need-to-knock-out-some-electives class, Music Appreciation does more than satisfy course requirements. After a hectic week of quizzes, study sessions and crying in the bathroom, who wouldn’t want to spend three classes a week relaxing and listening to music?

So if you’re ever in the need of a few easy credit hours or an excuse to relax for a couple hours (you’d be hard pressed to find a college student that isn’t), give some of these classes a look. If none of them strike an interest, you could always crack open that 1,100-page course catalog.

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