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10 Unique Classes You Can Take at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 7, 2017 8:28:43 AM

10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college

Thinking about expanding your skill set or interested in taking an off-beat class this year? Maybe you're undecided and you want to try out a few subject areas before choosing a major. If that's the case, you're in luck - JJC offers many unique classes, all of which can be found by searching through our online course catalog or via eResources.

Take a look at our fun list below! And don't forget to apply or register. Fall 2017 classes begin Aug. 21.


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college jewelry metalsmithing
1. Jewelry and Metalsmithing I (ART 240, 3 credits)

Taught by Susan Franker

In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to make jewelry through metalsmithing. Not only will you get to design your pieces, but you'll get to solder, etch, form, finish and cast each stone setting. (A non-credit class called ICDEA 910 is also available, though it fills up quickly).

 


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college understanding wines
2. Understanding Wines (HOSP 2713 credits)

Taught by Eric Bell

You'll learn about the wine-making process, how to pair wines with foods and how to design a wine list in this class. Wines from around the world will be studied. Note: Students must be 21 or older to take this course.

 


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college insects and people
3. Insects and People (HORT 1053 credits)

Taught by Fredric Miller

In this course, you'll learn about the impact of insects on human civilizations, the role of insects in our environment, pest management, insects that are beneficial to our community and insects in literature, art and music.

 


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college menu planning
4. Menu Planning (CA 1032 credits)

Taught by Kyle Richardson

Learn how to plan a menu in this fun culinary course! From writing, layout, and media selection to menu terminology, proper spelling and truth in menu policies, you will become an expert by the end of the semester.

Prerequisite - MATH 090 or equivalent, minimum grade C; or appropriate placement scores.

 


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college conversational mandarin chinese with mike
5. Conversational Mandarin/Chinese I (CHIN 1103 credits)

Taught by Mike Hainzinger

In this Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP), you'll learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese with help from instructor Mike Hainzinger, famous for his Chinese with Mike videos

Prerequisite - COMPASS placement into ENG 101; or minimum grade "C" in one of the following: ENG 021 and ENG 099; or the EAP course sequence ENG 079 and ENG 089; or ENG 096. Self-instructional with weekly group meetings with a tutor.

 


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college game design
6. Game Design (GAME 2004 credits)

Taught by Hui-Liang Low

Learn the basics of game design, theory and game programming in this course for those passionate about video games. Students will also learn about game genres, gameplay, artificial intelligence, storytelling, level design and play testing. 

 


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college introduction to film study
7. Introduction to Film Study (ENG 1903 credits)

Taught by Adam Heidenreich, William Yarrow or Robert Marcink

Sign up for this fun class where you'll get to analyze select films. The relationship of film to literary genres and the evolution of film will be discussed. Students will get to watch a movie in almost every class.

  


10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college 3d printing basics
8. 3-D Printing Basics (LLC 5126not for credit)

Taught by TBA

Learn how to operate a 3-D printer in this lifelong learning class. 

 



10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college meditation for beginners
9. Meditation for Beginners (LLC 4891not for credit)

Taught by TBA 

Students will learn why meditation is a healthy practice, the benefits of meditation and how to perform basic meditation techniques.

 

10 unique classes you can take at jjc joliet junior college reflexology for beginners
10. Reflexology for Beginners (LLC 5023not for credit)

Taught by TBA

Learn about reflexology: the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands and ears. The class will cover reflex points for adults, children and pets. Please bring a pillow to class. Please note: This course is for personal interest and is not to be considered part of the JJC science curriculum.

  

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