10 Not So Average College Courses

Forget economy and that astrology class everyone has to take (for no good reason). These schools are offering classes on the most unscholarly of subjects.


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Redlands University of California offers a course on the History of Tattoos. Students learn about the meaning and practice of tattooing in various societies. Basically, you’ll finally learn why your tía decided to get a Betty Boop tattooed on her shoulder forever.


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The University of Washington now offers ‘History 98, the Poetry and History of Tupac Shakur.’ The class uses his lyrics as a vantage point for examining race, gender and society. They also use Tupac as inspiration for creative writing. Where do we sign up?

Peruvian Amazon Field Course

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Sorry, ‘Pac but this may take the cake for coolest college course. In this class, a lucky bunch of students at Albright College get introduced to the “basics of eco and anthropological field design in the Peruvian Amazon.” Can you imagine a better classroom?

Cannibus Cultivation

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Colorado’s Clover Leaf University is the first accredited university to focus on cannabis cultivation and business. They offer courses like ‘Colorado Marijuana Business Models Making the Transition’ and ‘Understanding the Laws 102 Recreational Marijuana’ and ‘Physiology of the Wake ‘n Bake’. Okay, the last one was a guess on our part, but ‘Dispensary Management Procedures ‘ is real. They’re far from alone in offering courses on marijuana, even Harvard Law offers a class on ‘Tax Planning for Marijuana Dealers.’

Queen Bey

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That’s right, you can get credit for what you were doing anyway–obsessively studying Beyoncé and trying to figure out how she could possibly be so flawless. Rutgers University offers a course called ‘Politicizing Beyoncé’ which focuses on contemporary black feminism. The course quickly became their most popular class (duh) and the university then canceled it because it was creating such a stir. This, of course, garnered much backlash and they had to bring back the course. You can’t hold Beyoncé down, and we didn’t need a professor to tell us that.

The Phallus

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At Occidental college you can actual major in Phallus studies. You got it, a degree in D. According to LA Times, topics include “the relation between the phallus and the penis, the meaning of the phallus, phallologocentrism, the lesbian phallus, the Jewish phallus, the Latino phallus, and the relation of the phallus and fetishism.” So basically you can become the world’s premier penisist.

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Clown Science

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Though the term “Clown Science” may sound like an oxymoron, it’s an actual course at Indiana University, Bloomington. You can actually get a degree in clown science which includes requirements like “Make Them Laugh So Hard They Cry 101” and “Clown Stunting”. The school even has a Dean of Clowns named buttons.

Selfie Class

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University of Southern California now offers a class on selfies. No, you won’t learn the mathematical equation for what angle makes your tummy look flattest. But it you will learn examine identity, sexuality and diversity starting with your own selfies. They’re not alone, UCLA is one of several schools to offer selfie studies. If you’re having a hard time taking it seriously, just think of it as ‘Contemporary Self-Portraiture’.

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Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno


Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions after 32 years. The bizarre year of Covid and social distancing was also a year of wins for Los Angeles after both the Lakers and Dodgers bring home the championships. The city was alive with energy after the historic and wonderful win.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the new World Series champions.

The baseball team has not won a World Series championship since 1988. This year, after a long 32-year drought, the Dodgers broke that curse and delivered LA a win during the time of Covid. The Dodgers went against the Tampa Bay Rays and battled it out in a nerve-wracking and nail-biting World Series.

Of course, there is a lot of love being showered on the Latino players.

Latinos are a major part of the Dodgers and their fanbase is huge. There is a reason that the nickname of the Dodgers is Los Doyers. There are four Latino pitchers on the Dodgers and they made themselves crucial parts of the team this season leading the team to the championship.

The Dodgers triumphed over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series on Game 6. The teams kept battling it out for the first four games with the Dodgers winning the first and third. The Tampa Bay Rays won the second and fourth. Yet, the Dodgers came through at the end with victories in the fifth and sixth game to clinch the title.

The story overpowering the coverage of the Dodgers’ World Series win is Justin Turner.

The third baseman tested positive for Covid-19 during the game and was removed when the test came back positive. However, when the Dodgers won the sixth game, Turner ran onto the field without a mask. He was photographed holding the trophy, posing with the team for photos, and even taking selfies without wearing a mask.

It is a clear violation of Covid guidelines for the MLB. According to reports, officials sent security to remove Turner from the field because he was breaking safety guidelines. He allegedly refused to leave the field.

Fans have a lot of questions about how Turner caught Covid since the league was supposed to be operating in a bubble.

The MLB has had issues with some teams dealing with Covid infections but it had been a while since one had happened. Turner was tested the day before the game but it came back inconclusive, a pretty common issues with Covid testing right now. Turner was then tested before the game and when the results came back positive in the second inning, Turner was immediately removed.

The MLB has launched an investigation into Turner’s outright refusal to comply with Covid safety guidelines.

“Following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,’’ the Commissioner’s Office said in a statement. “While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.’’

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited


The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The World Series is still happening despite Covid because baseball just can’t be held down. The Dodgers are playing their first World Series game today and fans are so excited to finally get some more baseball in their lives.

The World Series is here and Los Dodgers are playing their first game.

Baseball is America’s pastime and few teams have a fanbase as energized as The Dodgers. Ask any Dodgers fans about how difficult it is to get to the stadium and their commitment to the team is clear. It is not anywhere accessible by public transportation so you really have to want it.

People are super energized to celebrate and support their team.

The Dodgers made it to the championship game against the Houston Astros in 2017. The Dodgers lost to the Astros that year but three years later the Astros had the title stripped because of a cheating scandal. Now, The Dodgers have a chance to make win a title and Dodgers fans are excited to see it happen.

Even the furry fans are getting excited about the games.

It’s a fact that if a team has furry fans then they have the best fanbase. Who doesn’t want to end up at a stadium or party with these cute fluffers walking around in their Dodgers’ gear? These four-legged fans are better than child fans because they are going to get everyone’s spirits up.

The team has a lot of big names behind them cheering them on.

Los Angeles is home to some of the top celebrities and athletes. It must be nice to know that some of the most influential people are out there pushing for you to make it all the way. Bonus points if they are other athletes who know just how exciting and hard it is to compete at the elite level.

Let’s go, Dodgers!

The Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:11 PST. Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite baseball team as they try for the championship again.

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