6 Wacky Classes

From the science of Harry Potter to how to argue with Judge Judy.

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Also read: The rest of the 2010 MoJo Mini College Guide, plus the 2009 MoJo Mini College Guide.

Course load seem a little heavy? Consider padding your schedule with something on the lighter side.

Arguing With Judge Judy (UC-Berkeley)
Learn about rhetoric through “arguments made by the litigants that are utterly illogical, or perversions of standard logic, and yet are used over and over again.”

Extreme Nutrition Makeover (Western Carolina University)
Design your own personal eating plan (chocolate cream pie included).”

The Science of Harry Potter (Frostburg State University)
Examines the magical events in J.K. Rowling’s books and explains them through the basic principles of physics.”

International Summer Camp Traditions (University of Georgia)
“Did you know that in recent history, 90 percent of Russian children attended camp?”

How to Watch Television (Montclair College)
“About analyzing television in the ways and to the extent to which it needs to be understood by its audience.”

Hedge Funds: Their Purpose, Strategies, and Social Value (Princeton University)
For the aspiring Wall Street tycoon. Investment strategies included.

Also read: The rest of the 2010 MoJo Mini College Guide, plus the 2009 MoJo Mini College Guide.

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