The Weirdest College Classes from Around the Country

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Today is the Summer Solstice. That means that a whole 92 days of Coronas, Margaritas, BBQ Burgers, Hot Girls in Sun Dresses, Hot Girls in Bikinis, and hangovers until 2 PM await you, and the last thing you are thinking about is class. However, if you go to one of the Colleges mentioned here, you might want to E-mail your adviser ASAP. Everyone gets a chance to take that one offbeat class, and if you haven’t yet, here are some to strongly consider. From sewing to zombies, here are the 5 weirdest college classes from around the country. You’ll be knitting sweaters and sawing off shotguns in not time. Thanks to Huffington Post for the info.

Hampshire College: “Historical Sewing Techniques for Practical Use”


I don’t think there has been a practical use for sewing since 1940, but Hampshire College seems to think otherwise. Take this class and learn “Old-fashioned tricks and technique for sewing” and  how to “use second-hand garments and materials.” Don’t they have Wal-Marts in Hampshire? In all fairness though, sitting in a room for 3 hours, with 30 girls, training to be housewives doesn’t sound so bad. Sign me up.

Montclaire State University: “How to Watch TV”

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Easy A? I’m pretty sure any kid in college could teach this class, let alone pass it. No shows are listed specifically in the cirriculum, but if it takes the practical approach, i’m guessing there’s a lot of Family Guy, South Park, and Skinemax. Materials needed for class: popcorn, a moderately comfortable sofa, and loose-fitting pants suitable for effortless crotch scratching.

Santa Clara Univeristy: “The Joys of Garbage”


What a title! If someone could teach me how to extract  joy from dealing with garbage, I would get my Bachelors in it. The class follows “the path of our waste products as they are burnt, decomposed, landfilled, treated, recycled, reused, dumped on minority communities, or shipped abroad.” The joy aspect is unclear, but hey, who are we to doubt?

Evergreen State College: “Looking at Animals”


With a name like Evergreen State, this class doesn’t seem too shocking. I went to the Bronx Zoo with my girlfriend last week. Does that make me over-qualified?

Columbia College: “Zombies in Popular Media”


Now we’re talking! Leave it to New York to have thee coolest college class I’ve ever heard of. The class description includes “The history, significance, and representation of the zombie as a figure in horror and fantasy texts.” Antidote development and suggested weaponry are not specifically mentioned, but I have faith. You know what they say: you can never be too prepared.


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