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College is the only time in your life where you'll be exposed to such a wide variety of educational topics. We all know it is the best time to enroll in random classes and learn about diverse things. Not only do these unique courses help us become a well-rounded, educated individual but they also help us survive stressful semesters. If you're curious about what unique classes Auburn University offers, this list can help you decide what fun courses to add to your schedule.    

1) Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Puppy Play

Listed under the physical education courses, there is a puppy play class. Yes, puppy play, like you get to receive college credit to play with small dogs. It counts for 2 credit hours and has a very limited number of spots. For the spring semester there are only 10 registration spots available.

2) Beverage Appreciation

Ever wonder what beverage to drink with what foods? This may be the class to help. Hotel and Restaurant Management majors can learn about the production, selection, service and sensory evaluations of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, as long as they are 21 or older. With a limited amount of students in the class, it is required you have departmental approval and are a HRMT major in order to register.

3) Aquatic Sports: Scuba

Even though Auburn University is not relatively close to an ocean, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to scuba dive. Listed as a physical education course, this class teaches you the basic concepts and physical requirements associated with scuba diving. It is a 2 hour class, with lab and is typically always in the afternoons.

4) Self-Defense for Women

Self-defense for women is a physical education course available as a 1 credit class, taught several days during the week. This class uses the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) system, which is a comprehensive program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women that promotes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance with a progression to hands-on training and simulation exercises. 

5) Human Sexuality over the Family Cycle

As part of the human development and family studies program, this course teaches human sexuality from a life-cycle perspective focusing on emphasizing development, familial and societal factors. It is a 3 credit class and has several prerequisite requirements before you can register.  

6) Fame, Celebrity and Media Culture

This class is an examination of celebrities and fame as distinguishing cultural phenomena. As part of the media studies courses, there are strict major requirements in order to register for this class.  Students must be majoring in agricultural communication, communication, journalism, media studies, public relations or visual media to take this 3 credit course.

7) Fitness and Conditioning: Crossfit

Exercise enthusiasts, this is the class for you. Participants meet 3 days a week at the Crossfit on the Plains, in Auburn, for an intense beginners training session. There is an additional required fee of $300, which is due on the 1st day of class and covers the cost to use the gym and trainers for one hour each day you attend.

8. Art of Floral Design

Listed as a horticulture course, the Art of Floral Design class features a lab and lecture portion. Students learn basic art principles and design elements and their use with flowers and foliage along with history and utilization of flowers within society.The class is only taught during fall semesters and has 30 spots to register, with only one section available. 

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