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The Dirty Dozen - America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses
Compiled according to the Young America's Foundation [quote]:


Occidental College's The Phallus covers a broad study on the relation "between the phallus and the penis, the meaning of the phallus, phallologocentrism, the lesbian phallus, the Jewish phallus, the Latino phallus, and the relation of the phallus and fetishism."

Queer Musicology at the University of California-Los Angeles explores how "sexual difference and complex gender identities in music and among musicians have incited productive consternation" during the 1990s. Music under consideration includes works by Schubert and Holly Near, Britten and Cole Porter, and Pussy Tourette.

Amherst College in Massachusetts offers Taking Marx Seriously: "Should Marx be given another chance?" {Students in this class are asked to question if Marxism still has "credibility," while also inquiring if societies can gain new insights by "returning to [Marx's] texts." Coming to Marx's rescue, this course also states that Lenin, Stalin, and Pol Pot misapplied the concepts of Marxism.

Students enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's Adultery Novel read a series of 19th and 20th century works about "adultery" and watch "several adultery films." Students apply "various critical approaches in order to place adultery into its aesthetic, social and cultural context, including: sociological descriptions of modernity, Marxist examinations of family as a social and economic institution" and "feminist work on the construction of gender."

Occidental College-making the list twice for the second year in a row-offers Blackness, which elaborates on a "new blackness," "critical blackness," "post-blackness," and an "unforgivable blackness," which all combine to create a "feminist New Black Man."

Border Crossings, Borderlands: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Immigration is University of Washington's way of exploring the immigration debate. The class allegedly unearths what is "highlighted and concealed in contemporary public debates about U.S. immigration" policy.

Whiteness: The Other Side of Racism is Mount Holyoke College's attempt to analyze race. The class seeks to spark thought on: "What is whiteness?" "How is it related to racism?" "What are the legal frameworks of whiteness?" "How is whiteness enacted in everyday practice?" And how does whiteness impact the "lives of whites and people of color?

Native American Feminisms at the University of Michigan looks at the development of "Native feminist thought" and its "relationship both to Native land-based struggles and non-Native feminist movements."

Johns Hopkins University offers Mail Order Brides: Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context, which is a supposedly deep look into Filipino kinship and gender.

Cornell University's Cyberfeminism investigates "the emergence of cyberfeminism in theory and art in the context of feminism/post feminism and the accelerated technological developments of the last thirty years of the twentieth century."

Duke University's American Dreams/American Realities course seeks to unearth "such myths as 'rags to riches,' 'beacon to the world,' and the 'frontier,' in defining the American character."

Swarthmore College's Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism "deconstruct[s] terrorism" and "build[s] on promising nonviolent procedures to combat today's terrorism." The "non-violent" struggle Blacks pursued in the 1960s is outlined as a mode for tackling today's terrorism.

"Dishonorable Mentions" include -

UC-Berkeley's Sex Change City: Theorizing History in Genderqueer San Francisco

Cornell University's Sex, Rugs, Salt, & Coal asks students to ponder the questions: Why are "oriental" rugs collector's items? How did we come to keep salt shakers on our dinner tables? When did coal start replacing wood as a fuel source?

Hollins University's Drag: Theories of Transgenderism and Performance.

AND Oberlin College's first-year seminar, She Works Hard for the Money: Women, Work and the Persistence of Inequality, "tackles" price differences, occupational segregation, comparable worth, and other factors that supposedly uncover institutional discrimination against women.


-- No wonder these young skulls full of mush grow up to hate the United States of America, and have such a twisted history of our country. --

Comments

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micahblitz
Jan. 9th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
I'd actually really like to take a few of those courses. Some of them are extreme but a lot of them are great courses for sociology.
dgreatone
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Give Marx another chance? Which one - Karl or Groucho?

I think courses like these set American students back, not forward. Two plus two still equals four. No amount of socialism is going to change that.
micahblitz
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
better than teaching them racist ideals.
dgreatone
Jan. 10th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Whatever.
citizen_64
Jan. 11th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
It must be a bitch having to come up with a niche class so you can get tenure.
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