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Unusual US Educations

 - Sep 2, 2008
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I though the qualification to work at McDonald's in the UK were odd, but these of college courses take the biscuit. All of these are real life courses you can sign up for and actually take.

Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular 'Logic' on TV Judge Shows at UC Berkeley, students that are part of the Rhetoric faculty can study how the mainly uneducated guests argue and reason. Sign up here.

So, You Want to Be a Star? at UC Irvine, students can get an in-depth look at the many career paths, vocations, and jobs that exist both in front of and behind the curtain in the exciting world of the performing arts. Oh that makes perfect sense then!

Finding Dates Worth Keepingat the University of Sioux Falls; I found this whole post as a friend sent me this link! It's a "seminar intended for college-age adults, ages 18 to 23, wanting relationship and dating success help you assess your personality style and compatibility needs, and improve your dating experience."

The practicals must be fairly interesting but what is wrong with making promises to be a bit dirty?

Learning from YouTube Pitzer College's course; I don't need a go on a course to discover what You Tube shows. There are a lot of people with too much time on their hands who should not be let loose with a camcorder. How do you expand on that?

Philosophy & Star Trek at Georgetown University you can boldly go where no other philosophy student has gone before. Sign up for this course and discuss the nature of time travel, the ability of computers to think and feel, and other philosophical dilemmas facing the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

Comparative History of Organised Crime at William College; not a light-hearted whimsy course , but hey, you can compare the work of Goodfellas from the United States, Italy, Japan, and Russia.

American Degenerates at Brown University, the course on "Early British-American writers embraced the grotesque, monstrous, 'not our kind' status bestowed on them by the mother country and reflected their zeal for cultural and physical degeneracy in their literature."

The Art of Walking at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky lets students go for walks with the professor and his dog, which totally swings it for me. But it is not all fun, fun, fun... You also get to only read literature by noted perambulators like Kant and Nietzsche.

The list is almost endless but a few other courses are:

Mail Order Brides: Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context

Whiteness: The Other Side of Racism

Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism

European Witchcraft


Queer Musicology

Tightwaddery - The good life on a dollar a day

Sex, Rugs, Salt & Coal

The Science of Harry Potter

American Golf: Aristocratic Pastime or the People's Game?

Campus Culture and Drinking