“Snakes on a Plane” a CentreTerm success
February 25, 2010 By Leigh Ivey
about snakes during his CentreTerm 2010 course.
Centre College's three-week CentreTerm always offers unusual and creative courses. From "The Art of Walking" (which was recently highlighted on The Today Show) to "Rainmaking" to "Basketball as Religion," the course list is filled with interesting and unique offerings.
A new class offered for CentreTerm 2010 was "Snakes on a Plane," taught by assistant professor of biology Dr. Brian Storz.
The course, named after the 2006 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, was an in-depth study of numerous aspects about the reptiles.
Among other topics, students taking the class studied the biological, cultural and social aspects of snakes, explored why some cultures worship snakes while others revile them and discussed whether the fear of snakes stems from nature or nurture. And one day, they even became snake handlers.
To learn more about "Snakes on a Plane" (and some fascinating snake trivia), check out the recent Advocate-Messenger article about the course.