15 weird college courses: The Simpsons and Philosophy
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...but I don't understand how the class "fat studies," that teaches to accept people, not matter their weight, is "bizzare."
I took a course called Dinosauria. It is what it sounds like. Our text books looked like children's books, and our final included watching Jurassic Park.
My favorite history Gen Ed was "Walt Disney's America" and it absolutely tied in well with early 20th century history and sociology. The course also studied the Wizard of Oz and its parallels to American history and politics of its time period.
I was at UC San Diego when the underwater basket weaving course was first offered. I haven't checked whether things have changed but when I was there, UBW was a recreation department course, not a course for university credit.
We MUST push forward to have such classes and more in our premier universities-it is a shame that none of the Ivy Leagues offer it.
Such courses are crucial to establishing Chinese supremacy in the world, and crucial to our educational system's agenda of Dumbing Down America.
This is also critical for the development of our television industry and our aim at achieving 100% obesity goals for our population.
At Florida State University you can get a credit in Circus Activities. No clowns or animals at this circus!
The best of my classes next semester is "Back country skiing and snowboarding." I'm in an Outdoor Educators degree program. I could have also taken "Winter horse packing."
I thought it was great that I was able to fulfill my religion requirement by taking "Vodoo and Zombification". It really was one of the more intersting classes I'd ever taken.
In the late 80's, I took a course designed by an instructor of history and Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota who, along with is son, had an abduction experience with UFOs. It was an interesting course, and sometimes he would veer off on to other topics as well. It was interesting, and I don't regret having taken it.
Since that time, I've heard of similar courses at other Universities.
The U. of California at Davis used to and my still have a course in "Sensory Evaluation of Wines". My roommate there took the course and always came home for a nap after the lab.
I could see how these classes could be interesting and you could use them. I took snowboarding at Wake Forest University. Yep in North Carolina where they aren't known for their snow. Thats where I always get the strange look that says "REALLY?!?"