Explore America’s Coolest Classes
The Science and Culture of Chocolate. Economics of Piracy. Physics for Future Presidents. Even a cursory glance at the Rollins course catalog reveals that a top-ranked education doesn’t have to be boring. From Zombies, Killers, and Madman to Shakespeare’s A.R.S.E., Rollins’ imaginative professors are constantly dreaming up cool courses to keep their students locked in. Explore our ever-expanding collection of must-take Rollins College classes and go behind the scenes of some of the most interesting college courses you’ll find anywhere in the world.
October 28, 2022
From madmen to witches, we’re taking a look at some of the spookiest courses on offer at Rollins and how they’re challenging students to look beyond the surface of cultural ideas that have shaped societies for generations.
September 26, 2022
A trio of business students team up with community partners to provide key insights on the City of Winter Park.
May 03, 2022
Students in this independent study course experienced firsthand one of the many practical career applications of a math degree: working together to analyze data and find innovative solutions for real problems.
February 23, 2021
Tough conversations are the most meaningful in this community engagement class that offers a lifetime of takeaways.
October 29, 2020
A new course for first-year students culminates with an exhibition at Rollins’ Cornell Fine Arts Museum.
August 10, 2020
This honors course pairs students with preschoolers to explore the fine art of children’s literature—and the takeaways extend far beyond the creative process.
January 26, 2020
Go inside this series of linked environmental studies courses to learn how Rollins students are exploring sustainability issues right at the source.
April 11, 2019
Hammers in hand, Rollins students are exploring big concepts by building a tiny house.
February 19, 2019
This Intersession course taught Rollins students that just like there’s more to a recipe than a list of ingredients, there’s more to a population than statistics.
February 11, 2019
Rollins students explore the history of diversity and inclusion in education and at Rollins through the Pathways to Diversity grant.
November 20, 2018
Inside the innovative Rollins course that fuses biology, technology, sculpture, and abstract thinking in unconventional ways.
November 14, 2018
This 300-level course is all about learning what it really takes to become, as Gandhi encouraged us to do, the change we want to see in the world.
October 09, 2018
In a swampy, secluded section of the Charles H. Bronson State Forest—about 20 miles due east of campus—Rollins students are unearthing an ancient mystery.
April 19, 2018
A new social entrepreneurship course takes aim at finding lasting solutions to enduring social problems.
February 01, 2018
Graduating seniors don their best business attire and get intensive training on how to excel in the global workforce.
January 18, 2018
First-year students jump at the chance to become scientifically literate, learning how things work so they can understand why they’re important.
November 20, 2017
This project-based course goes beyond learning HTML to examine how computer science, the web, and digital media are shaping our society.
October 20, 2017
First-year students eager to dive into college get a crash course in how the world works and how they can be a part of changing the narrative.
September 05, 2017
Students explore the economic relationship between the developed world and developing countries by partnering with a local direct-trade coffee shop.
May 24, 2017
Behind the scenes of the Rollins class designed to instill a wider appreciation of films by allowing students to engage with more than 50 features, shorts, and documentaries during the Florida Film Festival.
May 02, 2016
In this cool college course, Rollins students are developing unconventional ways to help preschoolers learn critical-thinking skills.
April 13, 2016
Do statistics scare you to death? A Rollins course uses athletes as an avenue to understand complicated mathematical concepts.
January 26, 2016
Examining the social and economic impacts of pirates throughout time—from Blackbeard to black-market bit streamers.
December 16, 2015
Rollins students examine how well our country actually guarantees equal justice under the law.
December 01, 2015
Edible experiments are making students rethink their relationship with food.
October 28, 2015
Getting inside the mind of a murderer isn’t for everyone. But for those who enjoy exploring the macabre, this philosophy class doesn’t disappoint.
October 21, 2015
Connecting with their inner spirit animals, first-year students take a creative, hands-on approach to learning the foundations of a time-honored art form.
September 16, 2015
From the Hulk to Spider-Man, a Rollins College class examines the powers of superheroes.
April 24, 2013
From The Hobbit to Medieval Times, a course explores the fact and fiction of the Middle Ages.
Virtual Tour: Outdoor Classroom
Find out what a Rollins classroom is really like by going behind the scenes of one of English professor Jana Mathews’ creative courses in the Orlando Hall outdoor classroom.
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