Hidden Gems

**Updated October 2023**

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 2024. 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)

ART230-F1: Global Baroque

ART 333: Visual Perspectives on Dante

ART 361: Modern China

AS 100: Contemporary Asian Studies

BIO-100: Perspectives in Biology

CLAS 324: Roman Women

CS 240-F1: Databases

DSCI-140: Introduction to Data Science

ED 205-F1: Education in a Complex Society

ED 446: Reimagining Teaching/Learning

ELI 101: Innovation

ELI 102: Intro to Design Thinking

ELI 103: Leadership

ELI 275-F1: Value Creation and Analysis

ELI 290: Technology of the Future

ELI 345-02: Practicum: Music Industry

ELI 345-02: Practicum: Marketing

ENG 100: Jane Austen

ENG 281-F1: Medieval Manuscripts

ENG 334: Crime and Suspense Fiction

ESS 340: Spatial Problems in ESS

ETHS 200-F1: Intro to Ethnic Studies

HEAL-345: Practicum: Narrative Medicine

HIST 231A-F1: U.S. Women’s History 1600-1980

HIST 308: Public History Lab

MUS 104: Sound and Sense: Understanding Music

MUS 106: Workshops in World Music

MUS 151: Contemporary Trends in Music

PHIL 217-F1: Phenomenology & Existentialism

PHYS 105: Astronomy

RELS 104:  Religion and Violence

RELS 106: Religion and Medicine

RELS 229-F1: The Reformations of the 16th Century

RELS 242-F1: Religions and Cultures of East Asia

RELS 253-F1: Prophets, Seekers, and Heretics: U.S. Religious History from 1492 to 1865

RHMS 211: Professional Discourse

RHMS 241-F1: Data and Democracy

RHMS 270-F1: Interpersonal Media

TH 108: Contemporary Dance Forms

WLL 240-01: Intro to Linguistics


Looking to round out your schedule with a 1 or 2-credit course? The following classes are being offered in spring 2024. Please consult WebAdvisor for class schedule and prerequisites. 

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)

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

ELI 211-02: Skills Lab: Lev. AI in Design (1 credit)

ELI 211-03: Skills Lab: Special Topic/Tool (1 credit)

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-252-F1: Intermediate Spanish Conversation (2 credits)

SPAN-351: Advanced Conversational Spanish (2 credits)

TH-104: Stage Makeup (2 credits)

TH-110A: Theatre Laboratory (2 credits)

TH-110B: Theatre Laboratory (1 credit)