You have to hand it to these colleges for getting creative with their curriculum! We’re just not quite sure how these classes will help students make money or survive in the real world, but we’re sure future generations will show us.
Is it possible we haven’t been sensitive enough to the plight of the raptor? At Cornell University in New York, students can take a course on everything from breeding to restraining and even training raptors (or, birds of prey).
Princeton, one of the top competitive Ivy League universities in the United States, offers a class to its freshman class called “Getting Dressed.” Princeton’s weekly bulletin says the class is meant to make students consider the “social significance of clothing.” Students are asked to keep a journal and record their observations about how clothing plays a role in the world around them.
For the fans of the cult trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings,” The University of Texas at Austin offers a class on the languages spoken in the series, including Dwarvish, Orcish and Elvish.
We’ll admit the likes of “Honey Booboo” have shown that beauty pageants can be quite lucrative, but we’re not sure what the odds of winning one are for college students who take this class, offered at Oberlin College. Field trips include, of course, attending beauty pageants.
Considering the course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology— a reputable maths and sciences school— we have confidence that this course offers valid information. We only hope it doesn’t inspire violence! The course goes into things like the velocity and speed of a punch.
This class offered at Tarleton State University in Texas sounds like it’s about how to maintain fake grass, but it’s actually about the ins and outs of designing, building and managing a golf course. Hey— somebody has to maintain that lovely place where you T off!
Want to be able to critically analyze a “Harry Potter” movie or figure out which type of spirit a figure in “Paranormal Activity” is based off of? This class at University of Long Beach in Southern California can help you do that.
If students at Temple University in Philadelphia can’t handle one more course on the Civil War, they can take this course, which will fulfill their American Studies requirement, and will teach about the various reactions America has had to UFOs, including reactions from military groups, cults and more.
The Chelsea Handlers and Jimmy Kimmels of the world have certainly shown us that laughter is a lucrative business! That could be why Humber college in Toronto, Canada offers a class called “Comedy: Writing and Performance” in which students can learn how to perfect their comedic timing, learn how to write sketches and much more.
In this course offered at Michigan State University, you’ll learn much more than how to finally wrap a gift properly. In fact, there is an entire school called the School of Packaging within the university, in which students learn about economical and environmentally friendly packaging techniques for just about every industry out there.