I don't recall ANY of these classes being available when I went to college. If they had been, I'd have graduated with a 5.0.
Where: Oberlin Experimental College
What's Taught: This class requires students to have an ability to enjoy the silliness of Spongebob Squarepants, but to also explain what's really going on in the show. You get to watch early season of Spongebob which we can all agree were the best.
2. Parasites as Literary Protagonists - Mind Control, Emasculation, and Egg Sacks
Where: Cornell University
What's Taught: This is technically considered a Biomedical Science class where you learn about the pathogens and parasites that take over host organisms in fictional media. Essentially you get to watch the Alien movies and really learn what goes on when a facehugger attacks you!
3. The Fantastical World of Japanese Anime
Where: SUNY Buffalo
What's Taught: Want to learn more about the biggest export of Japan? Then you will need to take this course that lets you study films from Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon and learn how complex it actually is to make an anime.
4. Law of Robots
Where: Cornell Tech in New York City
What's Taught: Learn about how robots are treated across the world according to the legal system. You'll learn if robots really have rights and if a robot uprising could happen in the near future. Just be ready to worship our future robot overlords!
5. The Physics of Star Trek
Where: Santa Clara University
What's Taught: Technically this is a Physics class where you get to learn all about how the science in Star Trek could actually work one day. Spanning all of the original TV shows up through the current movies you'll be building your own transporter to any point in no time.
(Sidenote: I could TEACH this class.)
Where: University of Virginia
What's Taught: Technically considered an Art History class you get to go through the concepts and designs Walt Disney and his Imagineers used to develop their famous amusement parks. You'll become an expert at finding hidden Mickeys at every Disney park in no time!
7. Zombies and Vampires: Fact and Fiction
Where: Macaulay Honors College @ CUNY
Examining works of pop-culture, students will take these fictional horrors and see how they apply to our fears and anxieties in the real world.