Are you not wasting enough time on the internet? There’s a course for that.
Irrespective of the college you go to, you have to take up classes/courses to earn credits. Here’s the fun news, not all of them are boring. Right from learning about ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘climbing a tree’ for college credits, there’s a course for all.
Pretty cool right? Now let’s browse through some of them.
- Selfie Class!
NO, this course in the University of Southern California isn’t a tutorial on how to click the best selfie!
Technically called ‘Writing 150: Writing and Critical Reasoning: Identity and Diversity,’ it asks students to study the selfie phenomenon and give their take on it. Now isn’t that a fascinating topic?
2. Wasting Time on the Internet!
Like as if we weren’t experts on this already! The University of Pennsylvania offers students a chance to study this interesting course.
All you have to do is wander about the web and bring out meaningful literary content from material gleaned from in-class web surfing; in short, gather all the knowledge you can glean from tweets, posts and comments.
P.S. Getting distracted, multi-tasking, and drifting about aimlessly is mandatory!
3. Kendo (Japanese Swordsmanship)!
How about a sword fighting class with protective body gear and bamboo swords? Have we got your attention yet?
This martial arts class at George Washington University in D.C. is relatively safe and known more formally as ‘kendo’.
4. Politicizing Beyoncé!
Pop-culture and political science merge in the best possible way in this ‘featured program’at Rutgers University, New Jersey!
This course uses the pop singer’s lyrics and videos as an agent for social change. Her work is used as a medium for considering the historical and political happenings which impacts the lives and experiences of African-American women in today’s society.
5. History of ‘The Beatles’!
This class in the University of Nevada-Las Vegastakes students on a journey from the band’s inception in Liverpool to them becoming popular around the world.
Another one in the same category is ‘The Beatles, Popular Music and Society’ at Liverpool Hope University, which claims to be the only MA on the Beatles in the world. If we have degrees, why not have a masters too?
6. How to Win an Argument?
Using logic and deduction, students at Dalhousie University learn how to produce convincing arguments. Know anyone who’d ace this course?
Study the subtle art of debating and improve critical thinking, oral and written skills, while learning how to have energetic, yet respectful discussions within the healthy limits of competition.
7. The Physics of Star Trek!
Looking for a job at NASA? This course is a good starting point for you!
This course at Santa Clara urges students to draw a line from Newton and Einstein to Kirk and Janeway (Star Trek Captains).
8. Adventure Science!
Calling all thrill-seekers! All you need is your wit and wisdom to protect you whilst you’re out exploring (and learning).
Here’s something for all adventure junkies. This course in Plymouth State University, teaches students everything they’ll need from whitewater kayaking to winter camping to become an action hero.
9. To Hogwarts, Harry!
Who would love to study about Harry Potter? Let us rephrase that, who WOULDN’T love to study all about Harry Potter?
This is an exclusive 2 weeks course (for honours English students only) in Central Michigan University and it lets students learn everything about the most famous wizard in the world. Skip to the second year of ‘Education Studies’ at Durham University and you’ll discover the wonders of ‘Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion’ as one of the study subjects!
This degree at Birmingham City is considered a one-of-a-kind course in the world. All students have to do is devote their time to ‘time’!
It combines the art and science of time measurement; you’ll either set yourself up for a luxury career in the premium watch industry, or start your own time-related business.
There you go, each course is as unique as the next and these are just a few examples among the many options available worldwide. Let’s just conclude by saying, if you have a passion for something, you can get a degree (& masters) for that!
Now, go forth and widen the scope of your career!