But! Check this out! It's Mental Floss's "22 Fascinating and Bizarre Classes Offered This Semester". Choosing just four I'd like to take is hard but I've narrowed my ideal course load down to:
Wordplay: A Wry Plod from Babel to Scrabble at Princeton University
Obsessed with Words With Friends? If you’re at Princeton, you’ll almost certainly enjoy this class, where students will “challenge one another to games of Scrabble and Boggle, and enjoy the ‘Princeton dimension’ of the whole enterprise.”
“Oh, Look, a Chicken!” Embracing Distraction as a Way of Knowing at Belmont University
Not only does it have an amazing name, “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” has the best course description I’ve ever read:
“Oh, look, a Chicken”….This course will pursue ways of knowing through embracing [little ants, carrying a morsel of food across the table] what it means to be a distracted [I could sure enjoy a peanut butter sandwich right now] learner as well as [OMG--I get to go to the beach this summer] developing an awareness [I need to trim my fingernails] of one’s senses. The instructor teaches in the school of music, [do I hear water dripping?] so there will be an element related to that woven [spiders are amazing] into the course. [oh, it's the fish tank behind me] Those registering for this section may even learn to juggle [I'll be right down, I just have to finish this...what was I working on?].
Physics for Future Presidents at UC Berkeley
Planning to fill Obama’s shoes one days? Then you better check out this course, which will make you well-versed in topics like spy satellites, medical imaging, nuclear weapons and energy conservation.
How to Watch Television at Montclair State
Has that big screen in your living room always perplexed you? Flummoxed by the little rectangle that seems to control its every image and sound? Sorry to say, this class isn’t going to help. Despite its title, “How to Watch Television” is really about analyzing the medium and evaluating TV’s impact on our lives.
What would your semester schedule look like in an ideal world?