How To Climb Trees And Other B...

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

How To Climb Trees And Other Bizarre College Courses

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

8:09 AM - 19 Nov 2019



Whatever you're into, you can study it!

This morning, we discovered that whatever you’re into, there’s probably a degree you can study in that particular subject. Honestly! There’s a new emoji course on offer, for those who cannot construct a sentence sans heart emoji (me.)

Do you think you have what it takes to successfully win an argument with Judge Judy? Well you can certainly bone up on the best way to go about it if you study Arguing With Judge Judy: Popular "Logic" On TV Judge Shows. You can also take courses in How To Climb Trees and How To Dress Yourself, and no, I am not joking.

 

“Paula I’d be up for getting a degree in watching Netflix.”

Listener, you’re in luck. You probably think you know how to watch TV fairly well by this point. However, undergrads at Montclair University can fine-tune this art with the school's How To Watch Television class, the aim of which is "for students to critically evaluate the role of television in their lives as well as in the life of the culture."

Speaking of TV Shows, you can take a course in South Park at McDaniel College in Maryland. Although South Park was pretty vulgar, it did explore topics like gay marriage, terrorism, immigration and many others to boot.

How about Game of Thrones? You’d need a hundred years to dissect all the characters properly, but at the University of Virginia, purists get to explore the George R. R. Martin books on which the series is based, comparing and contrasting the worlds created in print and on screen.

What about the Trekkies among us? Particularly those with an interest in Physics? Well, look no further than the Santa Clara UniversityAt this California university, students can study the physics that might enable their favourite intergalactic ships to fly

 

 

“Hi Paula, I reckon I could get a degree in the social consumption of intoxicating fluids whilst expounding obtuse and verbose descriptions... drinking beer and talking bull!”

Well, we have the perfect course for you… at BEER SCHOOL! There are loads of craft beer schools out there, and some offer courses online!

 

 

“I want a degree in muddy puddle appreciation given by Peppa Pig .... actually, I want daddy pig to teach me instead. Oink!”

Okay, you got me there. I couldn’t find a course specific to Peppa, however – you can take a course in children’s TV Production, which will equip you with creative-content and production skills in the exciting field of children’s programming.

 

 

“Hi Paula. The latest generation need a degree in hard work because none of them want to do any form of manual labour. Impossible to get young people willing to get their hands dirty. Rant over. Sorry. Up the banner!”

Okay, the closest I could find to a physical course I would want to do is The Art of Walking at Centre College in Kentucky. It’s just a really long walk, with participants walking up to 25 miles at a stretch.

 

 

“The most bizarre course I've ever come across is in Waterford Institute of Technology. It's called the "Internet of Things" and it's a degree. I think it sounds like a Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Internet of things lol!”

 

“I completed 360 degrees. It was a good rounded education”

 

 



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