Georgia Highlands College is offering students and community members alike a chance to learn some things they may not have ever heard before.
As part of the brand-new Lunch and Learn streaming event, the college posts a new video on various course topics that aren’t typically common knowledge every Wednesday at noon.
“Georgia Highlands College’s new Lunch and Learn series was created as an educational streaming opportunity for those who may have had to move in some capacity to begin working from home during these challenging times,” Chief Academic Officer and Provost Dana Nichols said. “The weekly episodes give viewers free access to recorded course topics in history, music, science and more, provided by GHC’s amazing faculty.”
The videos were pre-recorded for other classes, and subjects were mentioned as supplemental course material, Nichols said.
“Students who take these courses at GHC may be familiar with the content, but GHC’s faculty wanted to offer a chance for others during these difficult times to see some of what students are studying at GHC,” she said.
Topics range from the study of more than 6,000 human languages to the importance of rhythm in music to “even addressing the age-old five-second rule for when food hits the floor,” according to Nichols.
The first episode on April 8 was on the Neolithic Revolution from the History 1111 course, which discusses the new stone age and the revolution that occurred during that period.
The April 15 episode on rhythm from the Music 1100 class explains how rhythm works in music.
Historical geology hydrothermal features from the Geology 1122K course were the subject of the April 22 video, which addressed where hot springs, geysers, mudpots and fumaroles come from and what they indicate.
For the April 29 session, the topic again came from the History 1111 course – the 6,000-plus human languages.
Last week’s episode, done in a special partnership with Augusta University Medical College of Georgia, was on the five-second rule and how safe the food is to eat after it’s been dropped.
Nichols said GHC will continue releasing one video a week through the summer on the LunchLearn.Highlands.edu page as well as on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites.