Electives

STMA offers students a popular program of semester-long academic electives across all areas of the curriculum. Our unique faculty strength allows a diversity of engaging courses that often reflect expressed student interests. Recent electives have included:

Academy Choir
Advanced Acting
Agricultural Ingenuity in America
Biochemistry
Business and Entrepreneurship
Creation and Fall in Literature
Cryptography
Discrete Math
Electronics
Entomology
Essential Culinary Skills
Farm to Table
The Fiction of C. S. Lewis
Great Cuisines: Japan
The Historical St. Francis
Horticulture
Introduction to Genetics
Light and Optics
Mathematics and Sports
Medieval England
Memory and the Great War
NC State Collaborative Science Practicum
Production Stage Design
The Science of Science Fiction
Seeing Design
Shakespeare
Southern Literature
Soviet Propaganda in Cinema
The Technical Theater
Tolkien
The Tudor Age

Students may also apply for the annual Dean’s Seminar. Recent topics have included The World of Thomas Jefferson (2014), Anglo-Saxon England (2015), and Mountains (2016). In 2017 the Seminar will study the novels of Jane Austen.