Hidden Gems

If you are searching for classes that explore intriguing topics, are taught by engaging faculty, and offer small class size, try out one of L&C’s hidden gems. These classes come from a wide variety of departments and may, as a bonus, help meet general education or elective credit requirements.

Looking to round out your schedule with a 1 or 2-credit course? A list of options is at the end of the page.

These courses are all being offered in spring 2023. Please consult WebAdvisor for course prerequisites and restrictions, and to read the full course description. 

(Faculty: Want to add your course to the list below? Email Heather Miner at hminer@lclark.edu)


**Updated November 2022**

ART301: Italian Renaissance

ART-333: Visual Perspectives on Dante

BIO-100-01: Perspectives in Biology

BIO-252: Introduction to Neuroscience

CHEM-100: Perspective Environmental Chemistry

CS-107: Perspectives Computer Science

DSCI-140: Introduction to Data Science

ECON-103-01: Statistics

ED-205-F1: Education in a Complex Society

ED-446: Reimagining Teaching and Learning

ELI-270-F1: Nonprofit Management

ELI-275-F1: Value Creation

ELI-345-01: Practicum: Screenwriting

ELI-345-02 Practicum: Music Industry

ELI-345-03 Practicum: Marketing

ELI-345-04 Practicum: Project Management

ELI-345-05 Practicum: Wealth Management

ENG-100: Topics: Gothic Literature

ENG-100-02: Topics: Modernist Nature Writing

ENG-258-F1: Women and Film

ENG-334: Montaigne & Meaning Modern Life

GERM 321/322: Introduction to German Literary and Cultural Studies in English: Crime, Law, Justice

HEAL-200-F1: Biostatistics in Public Health

HIST-113: Korea: Origins to 21st Century

HIST-219-F1: Ancient Rome

HIST-297-F1: Capitalism & American Society

HIST-316: Popular Culture and Everyday Life in Japanese History

HIST-325: History of Islam in Europe

IA-350: Social Justice in Global Economy

MATH-442: Advanced Topics in Analysis & Topology

MUS-142: Music and Social Justice

MUS-301: Portland Music Scenes

PHIL-217-F1: Topics: Environmental Ethics

PHIL-217-F2: Topics: Philosophy of Race

PHYS-105: Astronomy

PHYS-110: Great Ideas in Physics

PHYS-380: Top: Discover Fund Part/Interact

RELS-102: Food and Religion

RELS-106: Religion and Medicine

RELS-255-F1: American Religious Themes in TV

RELS-298-F1: Religion and Climate Change

SOAN-262: Gender and Sexuality in South Asia

SOAN-217-F1: Ethnography of Jews and Judaism

SOAN-307: Resilience in Disasters

TH-219-F1: Dance Technique

TH-220-F1:  Theatre Graphics

TH-234-F1: Stage Lighting

TH-335: Scenography

WLL-240: Intro to Linguistics


Looking to round out your schedule with a 1 or 2-credit course? The following classes are being offered in spring 2023. Please consult WebAdvisor for class availability. 

AESC-270-F1: Intercultural Competence (2 credits)

AS-156: Art of Tea in Japanese Culture I (2 credits)

CHIN-252-F1: Chinese Conversation (2 credits)

CS-111: Introduction to Cybersecurity (2 credits)

CS-495: Topics: Operating Systems (2 credits)

ELI-211: Skills Lab: Excel (1 credits)

FREN-262-F1: Conversational French (2 credits)

GERM-252-F1: German Conversation (2 credits)

JAPN-252-F1: Japanese Conversation (2 credits)

Music Performance: multiple courses (1 and 2 credit options)

Physical Education 101: multiple courses (1 credit)

RUSS-252-F1: Russian Conversation (2 credits)

SPAN-251-F1: Intermediate Spanish Conversation (2 credits)

SPAN-351: Advanced Conversational Spanish (2 credits)

TH-110A: Theatre Laboratory (2 credits)

TH-110B: Theatre Laboratory (1 credit)