15 Classes We Wish We Were Offered at School

By: Maram Faragallah

There are some days where you just wish you could actually have an opportunity to explore the subjects you think would suit you or try something new within the confines of the hell we call school. While these classes may be offered at university, having an actual taste during high school could be literally life changing – you get to try things and explore things that could help you find something that is so you, essentially narrowing down your interests and capabilities. Well, onto the list then:

  1. Philosophy

The art of thinking. Philosophers are the thinkers of this world. Philosophy helps us widen our eyes on this universe through the ideas of the unknown. What’s our purpose? Or worst, do we really exist? Philosophy also teaches people how to think independently and create their own opinions.

2. Art History

How art developed over the years? But more importantly what were the reasons for this development and how did the social and political mind affect the art? What was the artist telling us? Art history teaches us how to appreciate and value art. Also how to understand depictions and ideas in it. It’s a very cool course in trying to relate and understand art and its value.

3. Forensic Science

After a crime is committed the forensic team comes to investigate the case. They look through handprints and DNA. if you’re planning to commit a murder, this class tell you how to get away with it. It’s made to study cases and ways to figure out the criminal of a committed crime.

4. Languages

I think it would be the best thing ever if we have languages at school. There are different languages that are sexy and hot. Others are helpful. Here is a list of languages we need in our schools.

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • German

5. Ceramics and Sculpture

Working pottery is fun. The art of ceramics and sculpture has its mysteries when it comes to applying. It needs good and strong hands. This class helps you create and understand sculptures that are made using different materials like pottery, glass, bronze and marble.

6. Photography

Photography is life. It’s being able to see the world through a lens. It takes year to actually learn photography. There are a lot of details and formulas to use in order to take a good picture. I have met a lot of people who love photography and would like to learn it at school.

7. Digital Art

Digital art can be used in a lot of things especially the technological world we live in. posters and fan arts are a good example. It teaches image manipulation, type setting and desktop publishing, and introduces to design methods and techniques used throughout the digital art industry. They also dive in photoshop. It helps show creativity and photoshop skills.

8. Studio Art

Do you wanna draw like michelangelo? This class has been the dream of a lot of students. I understand that there are art classes at schools, but studio art teaches you how to actually draw. The class develops your artistic talents through the studying of artistic methods and drawings.

9. Music Theory and Composition

Become the arab idol judge you always wanted to be. The class teaches people how to listen and appreciate art. Emphasis and practice in sight-singing, dictation, composition and improvisation is complemented by listening and score analysis. Students master the elements of music, music terminology, notation, major and minor scales, intervals, triads and part writing. They also read, write and analyze music of increasing complexity.

10. Instruments

I’m sure you’ve thought about that. Learning how to play instruments in school is something that we’ve always wanted to have. Here’s a list of instruments that we would love to actually learn and play at school:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Drums

I would love it if they also did chorus and choir to encourage people with good voice to have training opportunities and stage performances.

11. Health Education

This is very important because it teaches us about drugs and their disadvantages. Sex education like STDs and consent. Also it teaches how to do a CPR and how to deal with the first aid kit. It’s a very important class to spread awareness on “controversial matters” and help common people save people in any crisis.

12. Psychology

The study of human behaviour and mental illness. Who didn’t wish to have psychology class at school? I would think that’s the most known wanted class in schools. Psychology is a great and widely studied topic. I would urge the schools to listen to students on this one.

13. Sociology

The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society: the study of social problems. Sociology helps us understand life as a whole and how society or our unison works. It’s the study of social patterns and relationships. All the questions you could raise that’s related to human interaction with another human like family and friends, could be answered with scientific sociology. It also follows a country’s cultural and traditional society.

14. Theatre

I don’t know about you, but i always wanted to be an actress. I guess everyone did. It’s great to have an end of the year stage performance or play, but won’t it be better to study acting and directing? A theatre class that depends very much on improving your acting skills and gives a deeper study in the art of acting.

15. Computer Science

There are a lot of stuff related to computer beyond what we study in schools:

  • Coding
  • Web design and development
  • Photoshop
  • Video- editing

I would really enjoy computer science class if we were taught funny things like that.

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