42 Of The Most Unusual College Courses That You Can Actually Take.
This article is based on "100 Hilarious College Courses that Really Exist". If you're interested in reading more, check out the link at the bottom of the article.
Note: Some of the courses listed in this article are no longer offered at their institution.
1/42 Mail Order Brides? Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context @ Johns Hopkins University
Students learn about the history of arranged marriages and mail-order brides, and why the phenomenon is so prevalent specifically in the Philippines.
2/42 Alien Sex @ University of Rochester
Students examine different portrayals of gender, sexuality, and sexual content in fantasy literature.
3/42 Invented Languages: Klingon and Beyond @ University of Texas - Austin
This course uses invented languages like Klingon and Elvish to discuss current ideas in linguistic theory about the interaction between language and society.
4/42 Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular "Logic" on TV Judge Shows @ University of California - Berkeley
The course identifies logical fallacies on popular judge shows like Judge Judy and The People's Court and discusses why such strategies are so common and effective.
5/42 European Witchcraft @ Oneonta College
This course teaches students about the origins of witches and witch folklore in European culture, and how people violently addressed the problem of witches in their communities.
6/42 Transatlantic World & The Age of Piracy @ Arizona State
Students have the chance to learn about the history of pirating and the meaning behind traditions like earrings in this lifestyle
7/42 From Ban to Bar: The History, Politics & Taste of Chocolate @ Oberlin Experimental College
Students examine the evolution of chocolate from agricultural, ethical, consumptive, and producible perspectives. And yes, students eat chocolate.
8/42 A History of the Pig in America @ Xavier University in Cincinnati
This course focuses on the history of pigs as both animals and food from 16th century America to present, and examines their depiction in literature, art, and media.
9/42 UFOs in American Society @ Temple University
Students learn about the role of UFOs in popular culture and the many common conspiracy theories surrounding their existence.
10/42 Breaking the Rules: An Intellectual Discussion of Fight Club @ Oberlin Experimental College
Students explore the themes of destruction and consumerism in both the novel and movie.
11/42 American Pro Wrestling @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This course explores the cultural history and media industry surrounding the often theatrical world of professional wrestling.
12/42 The Simpsons and Philosophy @ University of California - Berkeley
This introductory course uses The Simpsons as a way for students new to philosophy to find it more relevant.
13/42 Facial Reconstruction @ University of Montana
Students learn how to puzzle together the bones of the face to figure out how to identify recovered remains.
14/42 Daytime Serials: Family & Social Roles @ University of Wisconsin
This course analyzes the themes and characters on popular daytime soap operas, and investigates what impact these characters have on people's gender roles in family and workplace.
15/42 The American Vacation @ University of Iowa
The courses focuses on the social history of vacations, the cultural significance of contemporary vacations to resorts and amusement parks, and how experiences on these vacations are shaped by race and class.
16/24 Campus Culture & Drinking @ Duke University
Students research their fellow students' drinking practices, experiences, and beliefs to reveal the social and cultural aspects of drinking on campus.
17/24 Science of Harry Potter @ Frostburg State
This course addresses the wizarding world of Harry Potter through a scientific lens, with lessons like The Physics of Quidditch
18/24 Daylighting @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This course explores natural and electric lighting from an architectural context to evaluate daylighting in both real life and simulation.
19/24 Dirty Pictures @ Rhode Island School of Design
This course looks at the history and art of sexually explicit photographs in both private relationships, art, and pornography.
20/24 Cyborg Anthropology @ Lewis & Clark College
This course explores interactions between humans and computers, and how cultural practices surrounding the production of technoscentific knowledge are changing the way we understand the world around us.
21/24 Stupidity @ Occidental College
This critical psychology course examines the operations and technologies we conduct in order to present ourselves as intelligent and avoid stupidity.
22/42 P.E. for M.E. @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This class explores physical intelligence as applied to mechanical engineering and design, such as the innovation of exercise equipment.
23/42 Those Sexy Victorians @ University of Mississippi
This course reveals what was sexy vs. not behind closed doors in the Victorian era, and how sexuality and promiscuity were expressed during such a prudish time.
24/42 Queer Musicology @ University of California - Los Angeles
This course looks at how the sexual differences and complex gender identities in music and among musicians influence both music production and the listening experience.
25/42 Star Trek and Religion @ University of Indiana
In this course Star Trek episodes are used to as an introduction to theory of religion issues and to uncover religious questions.
26/42 Learning from YouTube @ Pitzer College
This class explores the phenomenon of YouTube as students watch videos, comment online, and discuss Internet culture.
27/42 Nuthin' but a "G" Thang @ Oberlin Experimental College
This course covers artists and genres from the beginning of hiphop and rap to present day, and examines it's effect on culture and and the music industry.
28/42 Biblical Model for Home and Family @ Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Offered as part of the Homemaking Certificate program, the course focuses on the biblical role of women in relation to the home, church, and familial relationships.
29/42 Finding Dates Worth Keeping @ University of Sioux Falls
Students learn about infatuation and crushes, proper etiquette for dates, and how to know when it's time to break up.
30/42 Kitchen Chemistry @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This course teaches students how to cook delicious and well-balanced meals from a chemistry perspective.
31/42 Oprah Winfrey: The Tycoon @ University of Illinois - Urbana
Students analyze Oprah's personal success and the success of her talk show in the context of American social and economic history.
32/42 Tree Climbing @ Cornell University
As part of the Cornell Outdoor Education program, students learn how to use ropes and technical climbing gear to safely and efficiently climb trees.
33/42 The Joy of Garbage @ Santa Clara University
Students investigate garbage from an archaeological perspective to see how society treats and deals with waste materials.
34/42 Science of Superheroes @ University of California - Irvine
Students learn real lessons in physics, biology, and chemistry through their application to popular superheroes and superpowers.
35/42 Game Theory with Applications to Starcraft @ University of California - Berkeley
This course explores the theory and critical thinking strategies behind the real-time strategy game Starcraft
36/42 Cyberporn & Society @ University of New York - Buffalo
This course explores the role of porn in the development of the Internet and how it's dissemination has effected personal relationships and sexual expectations.
37/42 Xtreme Lit @ Northern Illinois
This outdoor literature course involves studying authors who appreciate or discuss nature, and then experience first-hand what the authors were describing by hiking, bicycling, or walking in their local environment.
38/42 How to Watch Television @ Montclair State
This course teaches students how to actively and critically evaluate the role and impact of television in their lives and society at large.
39/42 Lego Robotics @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Students explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming through designing and building LEGO robots.
40/42 Maple Syrup: The Real Thing @ Alfred University
This class explores the history of maple syrup production and the methods used today. And yes, students eat maple syrup.
42/42 The Art of Walking @ Centre College
This course involves reading non-fiction and fiction texts, and then discussing them while walking through local environments and museums.
42/42 Getting Dressed @ Princeton University
Students in this freshman course learn about the significance of clothing as a memory or historical item, and explore how clothing affects their own lives.
"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: