The 5 Weirdest College Classes
1. Zombies in Popular Media
Where it’s offered: Temple University
Course description: If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead or movies like Zombieland, than this class is for you. This class traces the history of zombies in movies and literature and explores how zombies relate to themes of capitalism, individuality and xenophobia.
2. Introduction to Turntablism
Where it’s offered: Oberlin Experimental College
Course description: Since being a DJ is a real job now, this course is awesome. Learn about beats, bars, phrases, pitch, tempo and key, and how to look like Deadmau5.
3. How to Win a Beauty Pageant
Where it’s offered: Oberlin College
Course description: The actual name of the class is “How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity,” which analyzes how gender, class, race and sexuality intersect within pageantry. During the semester, everyone gets go on a field trip to a real beauty pageant.
4. Street Fighting Mathematics
Where it’s offered: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Course description: For those curious about measuring the velocity of a roundhouse kick to the face, this course teaches students to analyze fighting with math. Hadouken!
5. The Meaning of Life
Where it’s offered: Rhode Island School of Design
Course description: Most people spend their entire life searching for the meaning of life, but you get it here in one semester.