Making school fun again?!
Do you remember when going to school was actually fun? It seems like forever since the joy of learning wasn’t weighed down by loads of coursework, the stress of exams, and 20-page papers. In fact, some universities have actually noticed this trend, and decided to do something about it. These schools came out with specific courses that have students begging for more. Seriously, we’re talking about the types of courses that genuinely make you excited to go school (yes they do exist!).
Ready to spend three hours a week dissecting exactly what the A$AP crew are trying to portray in their songs? We sure are! The University of Calgary’s department of linguistics offers a class entitled Rap Linguistics which teaches students a linguist’s approach to analyzing the language used by rappers, while simultaneously looking at the evolution of hip and hop and its impact on the western world. Pretty cool if you ask us…
Religion & Disney
Just by the title, we know this would be the most interesting religious studies class out there. The Memorial University of Newfoundland offers a class that aims to examine the religious themes and issues arising from within the world of Disney, including animated feature films and cartoons. Aside from getting to watch a ton of classic movies, the course actually goes further and examines the religious convictions of Walt Disney himself, and how his paradigm impacted the philosophies of the Disney Franchise as a whole (but let’s stick to watching movies all day..). Either way, this is a class we would surely love to take.
Get your poker face ready for the University of Ottawa students taking Poker 101. This course examines the math that is disguised in poker, specifically probability, game theory, and the mathematic underpinning of games of chance. From Texas Hold’em to Black Jack, what better way to spend your lengthy mass classes than by playing poker? This definitely made our list of the coolest ways to get a math credit ever.
The Many Faces Of Harry Potter
I don’t know about you, but we would love to spend a semester studying Harry Potter! The University of Western Ontario gets that, and their English department has created a course that all HP fanatics are dying to take – The Many Faces of Harry Potter. This course examines the Harry Potter series under various types of literary lenses, including gothic, detective fiction, fantasy, adventure, and even the dystopian literature. No wonder they call it the Many Faces of Harry Potter!
Apocalyptic Science Fiction
Any true sci-fi lover would jump at the chance to take this course! From a true artificial intelligence take over to ominous genetic engineering, this English department course aims to understand the fascination with the potential misuse of science and technology in popular culture. Using apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic stories, the course looks examines various speculative scenarios in literature, radio, film, gaming, graphic novels, and more. Whether a science or literature fan, this York University course is one we would love to take.
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