THAT CAN’T BE A COLLEGE COURSE!
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You won’t believe that these classes are real college courses. Check it out: “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media.” Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY is offering this class – and Rutgers University in NJ, has a class on Beyoncé. “Zombies in Popular Media” is taught at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. It explores the history and use of zombies in modern culture. “Looking at Animals” is offered at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Lectures are on how we look at animals and how animals are portrayed in film, literature and art. “The Joys of Garbage” taught at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, covers the science of what people consume and discard, and students take a field trip to a dump. “How to Watch Television” at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ lets students evaluate the impact that TV has had on their lives. Cornell University in Ithaca, NY offers a class called “Gossip”, where you get to explore the tradition of gossip in our culture. “Learning from YouTube” is billed as the first college course of its kind at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. Students get to watch YouTube videos and draw conclusions. And finally, “The Science of Batman” is offered at University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. This course examines the physical potential of man by looking at Bruce Wayne doing stunts when he puts on the Bat Mask.