Strange College Courses You'd Actually Want to Take
One challenge of the college experience is choosing classes. Most colleges offer English, math and science courses, but some provide odd courses, where you have to look at the options twice because you can’t believe they’re real! How can you resist learning about zombie apocalypses, ways to make the perfect cup of coffee or the wizarding world of Harry Potter?
Read on for some strange college courses you’d actually want to take. By the end, you’ll be itching to enroll in one of the classes on this list!
The Science of Harry Potter
Professor Plitnik is not a character from Harry Potter. He's actually a real professor who started his "The Science of Harry Potter" course at Frostburg State University in Maryland. Plitnik says it's a serious, college-level course, even though he shows up to class dressed as Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.
If you're a coffee enthusiast, you'll appreciate the "Coffee 101" course at Oberlin Experimental College. The course covers "coffee and its history for the average Joe." Oberlin Experimental College is known for offering out-of-the-ordinary classes, including "Beginning Dungeons and Dragons." The teachers also aren't your average professors. Anyone can instruct a course, from students to townspeople.
Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
There are many movies and TV shows about zombie apocalypses, but how many chances do you get to study the end of the world? Michigan State University offers an online course on human psychology and behavior during disasters.
Happy hour isn't just limited to bars anymore. Many students can drink booze in class now thanks to wine or beer tastings as college electives. UC Davis is a major player in booze-related courses. For instance, the school offers "Introduction to Winemaking," which focuses on wine fermentation and operations. It also jumps into the realm of wine tasting.
The Death Class: A Story About Life
One of the most popular classes at Kean University in New Jersey is a class all about death. It's an intense course in which students learn the thoughts and feelings about death, how to prepare for death and what to do when a loved one passes away. Students also create their own wills, obituaries and last wishes.
"Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" You also have the option to be your own ghostbuster. Believe it or not, ghost hunting classes do exist! Students spend nights in haunted houses and learn paranormal investigation techniques.