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College Courses - Real or Not

written by: thaibob
Below are actual courses offered by different colleges. One of the four choices is either bogus or not offered in that category. Can you pick the course that is totally out of place?

Question 1:

Which of these is not a real seminar, offered by Alfred University during the Spring of 2012?
The Science and Psychology of Harry Potter
Recipe of a Murderer
The Art of Scientific Shopping
Maple Syrup: The Real Thing

Question 2:

Which of these is not one of the courses, offered in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology?
Selected Topics in Cryptography
Ultrafast Optics
Future Robotics and the Economy
Street-Fighting Mathematics

Question 3:

Oberlin College offers some pretty good Intermediate courses in their Africana Studies department. Which of these is not one of them?
Politics and Society in Africa since the 1980s
Katrina and Black Freedom Struggle
Africa's Position in the Next Decade
How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity

Question 4:

Which of these is not a real course, offered in the Animal Science department at Cornell University?
Advanced Spanish for Dairy Producers
Canine Reproduction - Big Dog, Little Dog
Economics of Insemination
Captive Raptor Management and Propagation

Question 5:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers some pretty weird courses in Comparative Media Studies. Which of the following is not one of them?
Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling
American Soap Operas
Effects of Graffiti on Teenage Behavior
Special Subject: The Rise of Film Noir

Question 6:

Alfred University has some strange Honors Seminars but one of them was not in the Fall 2009 catalog; which one?
Tightwaddery, or The Good Life on a Dollar a Day
Bob Dylan and America
Hannibal Lecter's Book Club

Question 7:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers many courses in Architecture but one of the ones listed is bogus; which one?
How to Make (Almost) Anything
Furniture Making Workshop
Beijing Urban Design Studio
Energy Efficient Structures

Question 8:

Which of the following is a real course offered at Reed College?
Underwater Basket Weaving
Physics of Star Trek
Hunting-Gathering Societies
The T’ao! of Homer Simpson

Question 9:

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University offers three of these courses. Which is the odd one?
Analyzing Green Rhetoric
Joy of Garbage
Natural History of Baja
Wind and Sun Effectiveness

Question 10:

Which of the following courses is offered at the University of Washington?
The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur
How to Watch Television
Invented Languages: Klingon and Beyond
The American Vacation

Question 11:

In the fall of 2009, Oberlin Experimental College's Music Department offered three of the following courses. Name the odd one.
Bach, Beethoven, & the Boys
Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang
Percussion Instruments of Ancient China
Introduction to Turntablism

Question 12:

The Anthropology Department at Johns Hopkins University offers 3 of these 4 courses. Which one is the odd one?
Negotiating the Everyday through Poverty: The Situation of Children in Baltimore
Anthropology of Islamic Societies With Emphasis on Changing Beliefs
“Mail Order Brides”? Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context
Latin American Cities: the Dilemma of Public Space

Question 13:

Which of these is an actual course offered at Cornell University?

Question 14:

Which of these is not a course offered at Centre College's Philosophy Department?
“Eat Your Values”: The Ethics of Food
The Art of Walking
Freud Versus Jung

Question 15:

Which of these is not an actual course offered at Tufts College in their Perspective Seminar programs?
Film Noir
Blockbusters: Art and Industry of the Popcorn Movie
Popular Flops: A Study of Bad Movies
Smoking in Films


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