Posted on 12 August 2010.
Many colleges all over the world have changed their curriculum to include inane and unnecessary courses. There are many more but the following are the best of the worst.
1. The Unbearable Whiteness Of Barbie
A course called The Unbearable Whiteness Of Barbie is mandatory for those who enroll themselves in Occidental College. This course explains how every element of racism has come together to create the popular Barbie doll. Students are supposed to read pieces by Karl Marx and Sandra Kisneros but really, why?
2. The Theology of Eating
This course is a part of the curriculum at Loyola College. It explains how there is an undeniable link between the act of eating and God. The religious angle to picking up a fork and eating some noodles is given serious thought.
This course is a part of Occidental College as well and no, students do not need to be stupid to study it. It explains how stupidity does not equal ignorance but is actually ‘double of intelligence’ and not its opposite. Students will have to read pieces by the likes of Friedrich Nietzche.
4. The Joy of Garbage
This course is definitely a waste of time and is offered by Santa Clara University. It attempts to explain the difference between the features of waste, garbage and discard. It is said to be a scientific course for those who don’t really care about the subject. The students will be required to carry out research through the year and work around with data that is most likely to be some garbage.
5. The Art of Sin and the Sin of Art
This course is offered by The Rhode Island School of Design and those who are a part of it will have to analyze and scrutinize the moral elements of both modern and classical artists. Keeping in mind that RISD is quite artsy, the course may just be doing well.