- Education and Science
Funny College Courses
I’m thinking I should go back to school. After many years of living in the “real world” I believe I could use my life experiences to my benefit. I've worked many jobs, met many people, and done a lot of maturing. The last part is a stretch, but I've done some maturing.
Recently Rick Santorum called President Obama a snob for saying he wanted everyone to go to college. I’m not sure Rick knows what some of these colleges are offering. After taking a look at some of the classes out there, I'm ready to go back.
When I went to school it was all College Writing and American History. The run of the mill, educational classes which required homework and studying. The electives were slightly better but nothing like the ones today. Some of the classes below may very well involve homework and studying, but I'm willing to take my chances.
The following are real college courses being offered:
Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular ‘Logic’ on TV Judge Shows (UC Berkeley) – Ever watched Judge Judy and found yourself wondering just what were the litigants thinking? If so, this class if for you!
Harry Potter Lit (Ohio State) - Can't you just take Shakespeare?
UFO’s in American Society (Temple) - Field trip to Roswell?
Stupidity (Occidental College) – I think I've found my major!
Nothing But A G Thang (Oberlin Experimental College) – From Nas to Grandmaster Flash, learn about the hip hop masters in this class.
The Science of Superheroes (University of California Irvine) - Leaping the laws of physics in a single bound!
Learning from YouTube (Pitzer College) – I feel like I’ve taken this one already.
The Simpsons and Philosophy (UC Berkeley) – Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Bart.
Philosophy and Star Trek (Georgetown) – Nerd Alert!
Queer Musicology (UCLA ) – I’m not making these up.
Underwater Basket Weaving (Reed College) - Basket weaving....with a twist...it's unbeweavable! Okay I'm done.
The American Vacation (The University of Iowa) - Pack up the kids, load up the car and hit the road. Wait, what do we do now? This class will help you.
Muppet Magic: Jim Henson’s Art (UC-Santa Cruz) - Sounds fun.
The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie (Occidental College) – With her tiny hips and long legs, Barbie must be stopped.
Cyberfeminism (Swarthmore College) - I'm not going to pretend to know what this means.
The Joy of Garbage (Santa Clara University) – One man’s trash is another man’s …….thesis?
The Art and Science of Beer: History, Technology, and Culture (Indiana U) – I could teach this one.
Taking a look at some of the courses offered today, I can completely understand why so many of our college graduates are in debt. Look at all of the choices they have to choose from. I can go to sleep every night and rest assured our great nation will be in good hands with our future leaders taking these superb courses.
Higher learning is what you make of it. These classes have motivated me to go back to school, put my thinking cap on, and educate myself to the ways of the world. Armed with this powerful knowledge, I will impress my friends and coworkers with my prowess and intellect of pop culture, trends, and other meaningless subjects. So as I head back to the classroom, armed with a tv guide in one hand, a Ipad in the other, I know that I will leave a more well rounded, polished individual.