10 Of The Oddest College Courses Available

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College is the perfect time for people to discover what it is they want to do with their life. Students are given the choice to choose their own majors with the hopes of landing a successful career in that field. Throughout college, there are numerous courses you’re required to take to fulfill your degree plan. While many of us are aware of the traditional course, there are some pretty strange college course around the world. Let’s take a look at a few of the oddest college courses around.


The majority of every photo in our phones are selfies. We tend to take numerous selfies in hopes if finding the perfect one to share on social media.

University of Southern California offers a course that allows students to take selfies and write an essay on how those selfies describe their personalities.


If you’re a self-proclaimed BeyHive member, then “Politicizing Beyoncé” is the perfect course for you. Offered at Rutgers, the course goes into details about how Beyoncé’s success can help with black feminism and the struggles many minorities go through regardless of how successful they may be.

Jay Z And Kanye West

At the University of Missouri, there’s a course on Jay Z and Kanye West that discuses the comparison of the two artists’ work alongside popular poets in literacy.


The University of Wisconsin has a course on Elvish, the language used throughout Lord of the Rings.

Maple Syrup

At Alfred University, a course on maple syrup goes into detail on the history and creation of the tasty syrup. It also gives students instructions on how to make their own maple syrup.

How To Win a Beauty Pageant

If you’ve ever wanted to win a beauty pageant, consider taking the course at Oberlin College. It analyzes everything contestants need to do in order to win a crown.

The Sociology of Miley Cyrus

At Skidmore College, there’s a course offered about Miley Cyrus. The Sociology of Miley Cyrus talks about how the media criticizes Miley Cyrus and the interplay among class, race and gender.

The Physics of Star Trek

At Santa Clara University, you can study the physics of Star Trek. The course discusses transporter beams and the time travel shown in Star Trek.

YouTube Tutorials

Pizter College offers a course called ‘Learning From YouTube”. The students watch various YouTube tutorials to learn about the different things anyone can learn from watching the videos.

Wasting Time On The Internet

Spending countless of hours is something we’re all guilty of. At the University of Pennsylvania, there’s a course dedicated to the internet. Students and professors are only able to interact with each other using chat rooms and social networks.