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Spooky Studies

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.

Students and professor gather in the Social Impact Hub to collaborate on a research project.

Cool Class: Data Visualization & Business Analytics

A trio of business students team up with community partners to provide key insights on the City of Winter Park.

Students in an independent study math course meet to collaborate on research.

Cool Class: Industrial Mathematics

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.

Students hold puppets during an online workshop.

Cool Class: Difficult Dialogues in Health Communication

Tough conversations are the most meaningful in this community engagement class that offers a lifetime of takeaways.

Students having a discussion in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Cool Class: AfroFantastic: Black Imagination and Agency in the American Experience

A new course for first-year students culminates with an exhibition at Rollins’ Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

A child from Rollins’ Child Development Center reads the book helped write with a Rollins student.

Cool Class: Writing Books for & with Children

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.

Joshua Almond and his students working to weatherproof the exterior of a tiny home class project.

Cool Class: Applied Design Solutions

Hammers in hand, Rollins students are exploring big concepts by building a tiny house.

A Pakistani chef shows some of the spices she uses during a cooking demonstration.

Cool Class: Food & Immigrant Cultures in Central Florida

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.

Rachel Walton and Claire Strom work with a student.

Cool Class: Researching American History

Rollins students explore the history of diversity and inclusion in education and at Rollins through the Pathways to Diversity grant.

Student carving a wooden relief project on tabletop.

Cool Class: The Art & Science of Cell Death

Inside the innovative Rollins course that fuses biology, technology, sculpture, and abstract thinking in unconventional ways.

Students turning residential lawns into organic micro-farms.

Cool Class: Strategies for Changemakers

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.

Students sifting through dirt to search for artifacts.

Cool Class: Archaeological Field School

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.