The fifteen strangest college courses in America

Via Jason Kottke, here is the list.  Call me warped, but I was impressed at how sensible the offerings were.  "Learning from YouTube" strikes me as more valuable than 80 percent of what is currently on tap.  I also think it is often useful to teach science through the medium of a TV show or to teach philosophy through The Simpsons.  It fosters personal involvement and if you don't, most of the students aren't learning anything anyway.

But I have to say (call me a philistine if you wish), I was dismayed at "Underwater Basket Weaving," as it is taught at the University of California, San Diego.  Might they have Mark Machina give a guest lecture on the relevance of non-expected utility models for underwater basket weaving?

Maybe not.


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