The WEIRDEST College Classes
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College is a time to expand your horizons. It is a time to explore things you normally would not explore and learn subjects you never thought you would learn. The courses assembled below, however, take this sentiment to a new extreme.
Check out our slideshow of the weirdest college courses, and then tell us, did you take a weird course in college? Weigh in below!
Hampshire College, "Historical Sewing Techniques for Practical Use"
This <a href="https://hampedia.org/wiki/EPEC_Spring_2011#Historical_Sewing_Techniques_for_Practical_Use" target="_hplink">four hour long class</a> (no, we are not joking) put on in conjunction with Hampshire's Experimental Program in Education and Community, teaches students how to sew like their "great-great-grandmothers."
Alfred University, "Maple Syrup: The Real Thing"
This courses explains every <a href="http://www.alfred.edu/honors/archive.cfm" target="_hplink">conceivable aspect</a> of maple syrup. You also get to eat maple syrup!
Montclair State University, "How To Watch TV"
It is so hard to know how to do this if you don't have <a href="http://www.montclair.edu/undergraduate_catalog/view_requirements.php?CurriculumID=43" target="_hplink">university instruction</a>.
University of Texas- Austin, "Invented Languages: Klingon and Beyond"
This course at University of Texas at Austin delves into the questions <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/linguistics/courses/8745" target="_hplink">such as,</a> "could there ever be a language based entirely on musical scales?"
Colby College, "Portable Fresco"
Generally, people do not necessarily think of frescos as portable (Is the Sistine Chapel portable? No it is not). However, at Colby College <a href="http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/catalogue/2010_2011/course_description/jjcrs.cfm" target="_hplink">you can</a>, "learn the techniques of this age-old medium, as they make substrates of wood and lathe, grind pigments, and paint true "Buon Fresco" on freshly laid wet plaster" and then take it home!?
Evergreen State College, "Looking at Animals"
This <a href="http://www.evergreen.edu/catalog/2011-12/programs/lookingatanimals-1274" target="_hplink">Evergreen State College</a> course discusses, "how we see, understand and represent animals." And there you have it.
Santa Clara University, "The Joys Of Garbage"
All about <a href="http://libguides.scu.edu/garbage" target="_hplink">garbage.</a>
Columbia College, "Zombies in Popular Media"
As a final project for this interdisicplinary course, students <a href="http://www2.colum.edu/course_descriptions/52-2725J" target="_hplink">must</a>, "foster thoughtful connections between student disciplines and the figure of the zombie."
Appalachian State University, "What if Harry Potter is Real?"
Suggested by one of our <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/allejandro/the-weirdest-college-clas_n_881105_93565787.html" target="_hplink">commenters,</a> "What if Harry Potter is Real?" asks students, "How can the historical imagination inform literature and fantasy? How can fantasy reshape how we look at history?"