10 funny training courses, the existence of which is hard to believePictolic
Perhaps the best part of student life (except for fun parties, of course) is the opportunity to plunge into the unknown world of specific subjects, the study of which you would hardly have encountered under other circumstances.
Scientific research can be devoted to a variety of things. Sometimes it comes to the comical: educational institutions open such training courses, the names of which can easily make you laugh. Of course, exactly until the moment when you realize the seriousness and importance of the topic being studied.
Learning using YouTube. Yes, there is such a course at Pitzer College (California, USA). Students work mainly online: they watch and comment on videos on YouTube.
The history of electronic dance music. Students of the University of California are really studying the origin of electronic dance music. Yes, they listen to disco in class.
How to dress properly. This course, opened at Princeton University, is devoted to how a person's self-identification and his clothing preferences relate.
Science in the Harry Potter books. This course is actually taught at the University of Frostburg. Within its framework, students find out, for example, could Harry's broom fly in real life. Unfortunately, no.
The journey of garbage. There is a course at Santa Clara University that studies what happens to garbage on the way from your dumpsters to the landfill.
The sociology of Miley Cyrus. Seriously, there is such a course. At Skidmore College, they study Miley's path to success, and simply put, how she turned into a world — famous twerking sex symbol. Well, or just read the page about it in Wikipedia.
The philosophy of the animated series "The Simpsons". At the University of California, Berkeley, there is a course on how social, political and environmental problems are covered in a cartoon.
The philosophy of the rock band Phish. Yes, and such a training course also exists. Students of the University of Oregon study the structure of the lyrics and songs of a rock band.
How to watch TV. Montclair University students critically analyze how we watch TV and "how TV shows are perceived by the audience."
How to argue with Judge Judy. Judge Judy is the heroine of a popular court show in the United States. Students of the University of California, Berkeley, focus on how unsuccessful the arguments of participants in a court session imitated on television can be.