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Remember when you were picking classes in college? Your main concern was getting in the core classes you needed before moving on and focusing on your major. Electives were gym, weightlifting, music appreciation, etc. Now you can take all kinds of wild college courses and some of them are a trip!

I’ll admit that looking at some of the titles of these classes makes me wanna go back to college. In 1988, I can’t imagine me telling my dad that I was going to take a class on tree climbing. He’d be like, “Hell no! I’m not paying for that! You know how to climb a tree!” LOL! However, things are different now.

According to Fox News, many colleges are offering some interesting, and certainly out of the ordinary classes. Some of the more interesting titles are below. I’d LOVE to take a class called “Arguing with Judge Judy.” How awesome would that be?!

I wonder if you could enroll online in some of these odd courses. I’d just like to take a few for fun!

Such classes include:

  • Introduction to Surfing – Pepperdine University teaches the one-credit course which teaches general understanding of surfing and ocean safety. The students surf in Malibu, California. Not surprising, the course tends to “fill almost instantly when registration begin.”
  • Tree Climbing – Cornell University offers this one-credit course, which shows people how to get up a tree, move around, climb to another tree and more.
  • Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular ‘Logic’ on TV Judge Shows – Taught at University of California, Berkeley, the one-credit course takes a deep dive into TV court shows, and the common things that happen in courtrooms.
  • Harry Potter: Understanding Good & Evil – A four-credit seminar taught at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina looks at good and evil through the lens of the J.K. Rowling classic.
  • Going Viral – A three-credit class at Montclair State in Montclair, New Jersey looks at how to go viral on the Internet.
  • How ‘The Simpsons’ Saved American Literature – The course at Long Island’s Hofstra University, looks at how the popular Fox animated series has parodied classic literature over the course of their 33 seasons.


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