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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
Maple Syrup: The Real Thing
Recipe of a Murderer
The Art of Scientific Shopping

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?
Ultrafast Optics
Selected Topics in Cryptography
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?
How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity
Africa's Position in the Next Decade
Politics and Society in Africa since the 1980s
Katrina and Black Freedom Struggle

Question 4:

Which of these is not a real course, offered in the Animal Science department at Cornell University?
Advanced Spanish for Dairy Producers
Economics of Insemination
Canine Reproduction - Big Dog, Little Dog
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?
American Soap Operas
Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling
Special Subject: The Rise of Film Noir
Effects of Graffiti on Teenage Behavior

Question 6:

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

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

Which of the following is a real course offered at Reed College?
Hunting-Gathering Societies
Underwater Basket Weaving
Physics of Star Trek
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
Wind and Sun Effectiveness
Natural History of Baja

Question 10:

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

Question 11:

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

Question 12:

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

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?
Freud Versus Jung
“Eat Your Values”: The Ethics of Food
The Art of Walking

Question 15:

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


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