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15 bizarre college courses

By: Laura Moss on Nov. 24, 2010, 12:25 p.m.
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Simpsons and Philosophy

When you have a hit TV show that's been running for more than 20 seasons — one that consistently delves into political and intellectual material — you can't be surprised when it becomes a popular college class. The University of California at Berkeley's two-unit course Simpsons and Philosophy is described as a "fairly rigorous" philosophical course that asks weighty questions like "Can Nietzsche’s rejection of traditional morality justify Bart’s bad behavior?"