Editor's Note: The deadline for our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway is January 31. Rather than nag you every day with a post that starts and ends with "TIME IS RUNNING OUT," we've decided to keep the scholarship top of mind by re-running some of our favorite college-centric stories and quizzes. (Look for a sequel to this one with all new classes later this week.)
I once took a course called "Research Methods and Theory." It was as exciting as it sounds. I would much rather have been taking one of these 12 classes. From pop culture to maple syrup, these aren't your average lectures.
1. The Horror Film in Context (Bowdoin)
2. Simpsons and Philosophy (Cal-Berkeley)
3. Maple Syrup "“ The Real Thing (Alfred)
4. The Science of Harry Potter (Frostburg State)
5. Oprah Winfrey "“ The Tycoon (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
6. Far Side Entomology (Oregon State)
7. History of Electronic Dance Music (UCLA)
8. The Future is Lost: TV Series as Cultural Phenomenon (Tufts)
9. Goldberg's Canon: Makin' Whoopi (Bates)
10. Muppet Magic: Jim Henson's Art (UC-Santa Cruz)
11. Getting Dressed (Princeton)
12. Biblical Model for Home and Family (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
A real controversy exists around the "Biblical Model for Home and Family" course at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The class, for females only, teaches cooking, sewing, and says that wives should submit graciously to their husbands. OK, what I said at the beginning of this article was wrong: I'd much rather sit through "Research Methods and Theory" than learn how to "submit graciously."