The ability of institutions of higher learning to create useless classes and market them as “worthwhile” is astonishing.

The University Herald lists five of these outlandish classes:

1.     “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” Embracing Distraction as a Way of Knowing – Belmont University

his course gets points for the name alone, but Embracing Distraction is a seminar for first-year students in which Deen Entsminger will teach nontraditional methods for focusing.

The coursework will be fairly standard, like papers, lectures and in-class exercises. But students can expect to doodle in class while listening to music writing papers using personal research on the five senses and other assignments that may just teach them how to multitask.

2.     Stupidity – Occidental College

This course looks at human error as “an element of normalcy, the double of intelligence rather than its opposite.” The class will fuse elements of psychology and philosophy to help its students embrace and learn to deal with inevitable mistakes.

It is well chronicled how hard the job market is on recent college graduates, so students cannot be afraid to screw up when they head into the real world….

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