Minus entertainment, love adventures and get-togethers, the best part of being a student is the opportunity to rush headlong into the world of specialized disciplines, the study of which would hardly ever become the subject of your interest in another situation. The subject of scientific interest can be a variety of things. Often - unusual, curious, shocking or funny.
Learning with YouTube
For example, at Pitzer College in California,USA, students are taught to work online. The truth is, the education is mostly about people watching videos on social media and commenting on them.
History of Electronic Dance Music
In the same state, the University of Northern California is studying the prerequisites for the appearance and features of the development of dance music in the disco genre. Actually, lectures are usually held behind the listening to the relevant recordings. Separate classes are devoted to the issues of proper clothing, gestures, identity issues.
A similar course at Princeton emphasizesself-identification and personalization. They won't learn to write music, they won't teach you how to dance, but they will study the theory as well as possible.
Science in the Harry Potter books
This unusual and non-standard course, the dream of any fan of the works of J.K. Rowling and the films about the Boy-Who-Survived, is read at the University of Frostburg (USA). As part of the classes, you can find out whether a broom can fly in real life and on what principles the economy of the magical world is built.
In Santa Clara , students are told about the route that takes garbage between the garbage cans in your home all the way to the landfill.
Sociology of Miley Cyrus
Such a course also has the right to exist. At Skidmore College, students learn the specifics of Miley Cyrus' journey from an obscure blogger to a YouTube twerk star and a generational sex symbol.
You can limit yourself to a cheat sheet - and read the article in the "Wiki".
Philosophy of the animated series "The Simpsons"
At the University of Berkeley in California, there are more than two thousand courses in total. Therefore, it is not surprising that among them there was a special program dedicated to the history and philosophical prerequisites of the animated film "The Simpsons".
It's common knowledge that everything that happens in the world was once in The Simpsons. Therefore, a person who wants to understand modernity will be useful and quite useful to get acquainted with the methods of covering the problems of society, politics, economics and ecology in this cartoon.
Philosophy of the rock band Phish
After The Simpsons, is it any wonder that the University of Oregon has a group of students who study the creative, compositional structure, and poetry of that musical group?
"How to Watch TV"
Those who study at the University of Montclair can choose a critical approach to television viewing as their specialization. Along the way, they get an idea of how TV programs are perceived by the audience.
"How to Argue with Judge Judy"
Judy is a character in the popular United States reality court show. At Berkeley, at the Faculty of Law, students use examples of the speeches of the participants in the trial, which is imitated on the show, to analyze successful and unsuccessful arguments.