It probably never occurred to the guys that they might actually be able to get course credit for the time they spent languishing in melodrama-land.
But today's students at the University of Wisconsin can get credit in a course titled, "Daytime Serials: Family and Social Roles," one of several courses making the list of The 15 Strangest College Courses In America over at Online Colleges Blog.
Imagine, if you will:
"Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular ‘Logic’ on TV Judge Shows" (University of California, Berkeley)
"Zombies in Popular Media" (Columbia College, Chicago);
"Cyberporn and Society" (State University of New York at Buffalo)
Or the mythic, yet real, favorite fluff course of all time, "Underwater Basket Weaving" (University of California, San Diego).
Also making the list, "The Art of Walking" (Centre College)
This might sound like the epitome of college fluff, but it’s actually a class dealing with Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Judgment”. The course offers a mixture of lectures and walks around the Danville, Kentucky area including strolls through “nature preserves, battlefields, cemeteries, the nearby Shaker Village, campuses and farms”. Students are also given freelance walking assignments in addition to more traditional college work like reading and term papers.