Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The 12 Most Bizarre College Courses in the U.S.

I got an A in Phallus 101 - Los Angeles Times: "The list of the 12 most bizarre college courses in the U.S. includes offerings such as 'The Phallus' and 'Queer Musicology.'

By Charlotte Allen. Charlotte Allen is an editor at Beliefnet and the author of 'The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus.'
January 7, 2007

THE 'DIRTY DOZEN' list of 'America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses' is out, and Los Angeles-area institutions of higher learning have walked away with one-fourth of the ranked honors (or dishonors). Occidental College, an 1,800-student liberal arts school in Eagle Rock, is the only college on the list to collect not one but two citations for excellence at offering trendy theories of gender, skin color and white-male oppression at the expense of actual academic content.

UCLA didn't fare badly either, with one citation. And believe me, the competition was stiff. The Southern California colleges were competing against such nationally recognized PC heavyweights as Cornell, Amherst, the University of Michigan and, of course, Duke.

The list comes from the Young America's Foundation, a 40-year-old nonprofit funded by conservative individuals and foundations. Its No. 1 slot this year for bizarre class offerings went to Occidental, for a course called 'The Phallus.'"


Anonymous said...

"The competition was stiff"??? I wonder if that goes for the course in Phallus aswell :o)

Unknown said...

Hey, you said it; I didn't.

Anonymous said...

But was it "stiff" for Queer Musicology?