Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thursday Thirteen


I've been filling out course selection cards for my soon-to-be sophomore twins. When I was in high school (I know... back in the "dark" ages) we could choose typing, psychology, sociology, journalism, homemaking, shop class, agriculture, accounting, and that was just about it. I wish they'd had more of these courses I would have liked to take!


1. American Sign Language - I'm glad our state has finally recognized this as an actual language. My daughter will take her second year next fall, and she loves it!

2. Architectural Design - They actually get to learn how to use AutoCAD programs!

3. Audio-Video Production

4. Ceramics

5. Creative Writing - I had to wait until my sophomore year of college to take a class like this.

6. Digital and Interactive Multi-Media

7. Fashion Design

8. Fashion Marketing

9. Forensic Science

10. Medical Terminology - My senior daughter took this last year and loved it.

11. Media Literacy Film Criticism

12. Web Technologies

13. World Heath Research


I probably would have enjoyed any of these electives! My, how things have changed! What was your favorite elective in high school? Click here for more Thursday 13!

10 comments:

Xakara said...

It wasn't my favorite, but I'm most grateful for typing as an elective. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't touch-type while working on writing deadlines!

Happy TT,

~Xakara
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I am Harriet said...

Those do sound interesting.

Have a great day!
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Mary Quast said...

Art was my favorite. I went on to college to be a scientific illustrator. Unfortunatly technology put us all out of work so I became a writer.

What a list!

Happy TT.

Made in Jersey said...

what a great idea! i just went through this with my 11th grader. he's a woodshop kinda guy! Me I took every band class I could. Great post!

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, the courses offered now are so different from when I was in high school. I'm both envious, and for my children glad.

Measi said...

My high school did offer ceramics as an art elective in the early 1990s, and I loved it. We had a few of those great kickwheels with the huge kicking stones. I loved being able to kick back for an hour and just work on spinning a bowl. I spent nearly a semester with clay dust on my feet & shirts after that class and didn't care at all.

Happy T13!

Janet said...

wow things really have changed!

Melanie said...

I would have loved to do Forensic Science too Diana.

I did hospitality (basically first year apprenticeship chef) and photography. Loved photography.

Myya said...

I loved a class we called Purple Pantry... it was a cooking class. It was AWESOME!

Adelle Laudan said...

I would have loved to take the sign language course. I remember wanting to take art so bad, and my Dad wouldn't let me. I wanted to take German as well, but that got nixed as well. I guess that's why I give my girls freedom to choose their courses.

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