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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
Maple Syrup: The Real Thing
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?
Street-Fighting Mathematics
Selected Topics in Cryptography
Future Robotics and the Economy
Ultrafast Optics

Question 3:

Oberlin College offers some pretty good Intermediate courses in their Africana Studies department. Which of these is not one of them?
Katrina and Black Freedom Struggle
Politics and Society in Africa since the 1980s
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?
Economics of Insemination
Canine Reproduction - Big Dog, Little Dog
Captive Raptor Management and Propagation
Advanced Spanish for Dairy Producers

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
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?
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?
Furniture Making Workshop
How to Make (Almost) Anything
Beijing Urban Design Studio
Energy Efficient Structures

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

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

Question 10:

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

Question 11:

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

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
Smoking in Films
Blockbusters: Art and Industry of the Popcorn Movie
Popular Flops: A Study of Bad Movies


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