Think back to when you were eight years old, sitting in your bedroom with your Toys R Us lightsaber, dreaming of becoming a Jedi master.
Did you feel The Force, but couldn’t quite harness its powers?
Well, I’m here to tell you that you can take your Jedi training one step further with some official education.
That’s right. University and college courses are more than just your typical Accounting 101 and Media Ethics, which I’m sure you’re studying for right now with exam week around the corner.
But, take a break, have some laughs and discover five of the strangest university and college courses to exist.
Prerequisites may be required.
Queen’s University Belfast
Okay, so maybe learning how to battle a Sith Lord wasn’t on the syllabus. But, this one-day course, offered back in 2008, promised to teach students the “psychological techniques behind Jedi mind tricks” and if you ask me, that’s pretty much as Jedi as it gets.
Michigan State University
You’ve just finished binge-watching The Walking Dead. I mean, it’s only logical to start planning for a Zombie Apocalypse – just in case. And by the title of this Michigan State University course, you’re not alone.
Luckily for you, this Multimedia Online Immersive Learning Experience, that aims to understand human behaviour in times of catastrophes – like a Zombie Apocalypse – isn’t just available for students at Michigan State. Check out the course trailer on their website!
There’s no such thing as being too prepared, right?
University of California, Berkley
Who knew that Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie would be talked about in the same class as Plato, Immanuel Kant and Karl Marx?
Check out the book that inspired the class! Don’t worry, we won’t test you.
University of Pennsylvania
We’ve all been there. Hours spent scrolling through social media, getting lost down a YouTube rabbit hole, and searching “why can’t I sleep?” on our phones at 3 a.m.
Well, apparently a few years ago, you could get credit for doing just that. That’s right, there was an entire class dedicated to wasting time on the internet, and apparently, there were no tests, no exams and no essays, just social experiments.
Not everyone thought the class was a great idea. But hey, at least you wouldn’t have to study.
University of Connecticut
This is more than just a course you can take at the University of Connecticut.
That’s right. It’s a full-blown master’s program so you can take your sock puppets and shadow theatre to the next level!
And if this program interests you, don’t worry. You don’t need a specific undergraduate degree to apply! Past students have had undergraduate degrees in English Literature, Music, Graphic Arts and even Political Science and Philosophy.
So, start prepping to knock their socks off at the audition today!
The Comedy Writing and Performance program that is offered here, at Humber College, is definitely unique.
So, there you have it, a list of some of the most interesting university and college courses to satisfy all your interests and help you develop essential life skills – like how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
However, for now, I think you should focus on surviving exam week. It’s probably a little easier than the flesh-eating zombies… or at least safer.
If you need a little help while studying, make sure to check out these five exam study hacks that actually work.