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Not all classes are created equal. Curious as to what kooky courses are offered out there? Here’s a brief list of a few of our favorites:

Elvish, the language of “Lord of the Rings”

If French or Spanish isn’t your thing, maybe give this one a try. University of Wisconsin offered the class in 2004 shortly after the final installment of the series was released. The course was taught by David Salo, who helped the film makers of LOTR with the linguistics of the fictional language. This course might not get you into grad school, but it’s sure to impress at Comic-Con, right?

The Phallus

The Occidental College offered this course, diving into the history of the male body part from early sex theories to later, Freud included.

Alien Sex

We’re not sure what’s going on at the University of Rochester, but Alien Sex is indeed part of their English 334 course: The Myth of the Android. It seems to be under the broader umbrella of media studies, so we’re thinking it might have something to do with media portrayals of Alien sexy-time/gender? Afraid to sign up, but also afraid to miss out.

The Science of Harry Potter

We would be seriously scrambling to be blessed with one of the seats in this class. Frostburg State University examines the science behind the magic of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series, applying physics and other scientific theories.

The Strategy of Starcraft

The game has been out since the late ‘90s, but that doesn’t mean it’s been quite mastered. The militant strategy game requires focus and quick thinking to be successful. UC Berkley’s course in the matter utilized the knowledge of one of the game’s creators to instruct the course.

The Simpsons and Philosophy

UC Berkeley hasn’t just offered a course on Starcraft, but dives into the madness behind the longest running show in history. We hope they serve donuts. Mmm.

Nuthin’ But a G’ Thang

Do “Snoop D-O-double-G” proud and explore gansta rap’s history over the decades, offered at one point at Oberlin Experimental College.

Underwater Basket Weaving

Yes, the rumors are true- this class is the real deal. Reed College is keeping the joke alive for all of you die-hard DIY junkies.

Knitting for Noobs

Speaking of DIY, Oberlin Experimental College offers a course on knitting. We might have also included this on our list of favorites because of the word “Noobs”.

Getting Dressed

Last but not least, our final favorite lands on Princeton’s course on dressing yourself. We actually believe this class should be offered everywhere, since Crocs are still out there.

Craving a more extensive list? Check out the other 90 courses on Online Universities list, here.

What crazy college course do you want to take?


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