By Zoe Weisner:
Three new classes have been added to the course catalog this year: Facing History and Ourselves, Individual Fitness and Far East History and Culture. While Facing History and Ourselves and Far East History and Culture are offered only to juniors and seniors, Individual Fitness will be open to freshmen and sophomores as well. The course will only be offered second semester, and it aims to educate each student on the importance of training and fitness.
The new English course, Facing History and Ourselves, will explore lessons of civic courage, compassion and responsibility in society through literature and film. Far East History and Culture introduces students to more accurate depictions of Asian societies compared to what some students see in the media. Far East History and Culture also compares and contrasts the differences of traditional and modern Asian countries. “I think it would be very cool to study because in history you get to study other countries and their culture, but you don’t get to spend that much time on it,” junior Lia Green said.