Take a Bizarre Class

Last semester I accidentally signed up for an eight-week course that I thought was called "Pop Culture" in the Comparative Literature department. On the first day of class, I was surprised when my instructor showed pictures of men dressed as women and  women dressed as men. As it turned out, the class was actually called "Androgynous Figures in Pop Culture." I don't know how I missed that, but I'm glad I did. I probably would not have signed up for the course other wise.

I was really nervous in the beginning because I did not have a clear idea of what "androgynous" meant. To be honest, I was not sure if I was interested in having in-depth discussions about it twice a week. I considered dropping it after the first day. But the discussions became so topical; the class ended up being one of the coolest I've ever taken! We discussed old literature and artists that had an androgynous influence, such as Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, and of course David Bowie.

Taking a class that is out of your comfort zone is a great opportunity to broaden your horizons and meet new people. I strongly suggest that students sign up for a class that sounds a little "out there", because those are the most fun and interesting ones! 

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