Quirky College Courses in Connecticut
Have you ever thought about taking an off-the-wall class while you're plugging along as a Business Major so the boredom doesn't put you to sleep?
Check out some of these unique classes offered at some of Connecticut's colleges and universities.
Unless you're majoring in Mortuary Science, you most likely won't be taking a course about death. End of Life Communication is offered at Fairfield University and is actually a course that provides insight into effective communication strategies for healthcare providers, family members, and loved ones. I read the description in the Fairfield University catalog, and still couldn't figure out what the course was about. Go ahead, try your luck.
Eco-Feminism is offered at Fairfield University and explores the strong association between nature and women, in which the image of Mother Earth is blah, blah, blah, blah, and blah. Again, attempting to read and understand what this course is all about alludes me. Go ahead, try and mansplain it.
AE 297 Eco-feminism
This course explores the historically strong association between women and nature, in which the image of Mother Earth is central, and critiques the power-as-domination assumption of our culture shown in the exploitation of women and of the earth. Students examine religious, psychological, social, historical, and scientific manifestations of this assumption, along with alternative models of power and responsibility. (Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or religious studies) Three credits.
Talking Trash is offered at Wesleyan University and is a study of waste from different times, places, and perspectives, and the impact of refuse on everyday behavior, etc, etc, etc. Why are the course descriptions written in such a tedious manner? If you're interested, check out the course description, and find out what kind of effect banana peels will have in the year 3000.
Here's another doozie of a course from Wesleyan University that examines relationships between humans and animals from long term relationships. The course fulfills a major requirement for the Anthropology major.