Filling in your CAO? Here are some hilarious college courses to consider

Statistics released recently by the CAO show that the authority has received record numbers of applications from students seeking third level places.
Filling in your CAO? Here are some hilarious college courses to consider

With the majority of students opting for traditionally popular university courses it is worth remembering that some students might fancy a bit of an alternative education.

Brian Moss and Lorraine Murphy take a studious look at some of the stranger college courses form around the world

Wasting Time on the Internet

While many of us reading this may well have been branded wasters in school well at least now you can a qualification it.

Yes University of Pennsylvania is the place to be if you just love wasting time online.

As it sounds the course aims to establish just how people interact online and how it has changed how we learn, or watching endless videos of cats as it’s more commonly known.

According to the prospectus ’Students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots and social media , so basically a normal day in a student’s life then.

Needless to say both writers of this article not only have MAs but also Doctorates in the area of internet time wasting

The Sociology of Miley Cyrus

Students at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. have the opportunity to cram up on the world’s second most famous Miley (Glenroe’s version will always be our number one).

The course aims to explore "the interplay among race, class, and gender, as well as taking a feminist critique of media and sociology of media approach to the Miley ’problem’ phew!

The college doesn’t promise a permanent job at the end of this course, but at least your twerking skills will be on point.

Selfie Class

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to up your selfie game? Well hopefully not!

But if you are struggling to produce the perfect pic, then you might consider heading to the University of Southern California which now boasts a course dedicated solely to the art of the selfie.

In one assignment, students are tasked to take five selfies of themselves and write an essay answering question "How do your selfies produce or obscure a sense of your identity? Heavy stuff altogether.

Given the evidence we have no doubt Kim Kardashian would ace the camera work aspect of this course. The essay writing side of things, we’re not so sure…

Politicizing Beyoncé

Can Beyoncé´’s music be seen as a blueprint for progressive social change?

That’s the question posed by one course at the State University of New Jersey. Yep you can officially study Queen Bee.

There’s more than a few red blooded males who have been studying her for a whole now.

Alongside examinations of Beyoncé’s music and lyrics students always study the history of black feminist struggle in the U.S.

Hard to imagine Rosa Parks cajoling scores of women ’to put a ring on it’ but hey there you go.

To Hogwarts, Harry: An Intensive Study of Harry Potter through the British Isles.

Surely a must for any fan of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

JK Rowling may have moved on from her greatest creation to date, but students at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. can study all about Mr Potter.

As well as reading the complete anthology of Harry Potter, students participate in a 10 day visit to locations around the UK used as back drops for the Potter movies.

The likes of Edinburgh Castle, Oxford and the Tower of London are all on the itinerary for those wishing to find out all there is to know about Harry, Ron, Hermione and co.

Sounds more like a college trip than a college course but hey you never know when an in dept. knowledge of a made up wizard could come in handy.

Brian Moss and Lorraine Murphy present The Breakfast BLT weekdays from 6 to 9am on Tipp FM

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