School Dazed

The Higher Education Bubble: Ready to Burst? – HUMAN EVENTS.

“The American Council of Alumni and Trustees concluded, after a survey of 714 colleges and universities, ‘by and large, higher education has abandoned a coherent content-rich general education curriculum.’  They aren’t taught the basics of literature, history or science. ACTA reports that most schools don’t require a foreign language, hardly any require economics, American history and government ‘are badly neglected,’ and schools ‘have much to do’ on math and science.”

But wait!  All is not lost!  The hallowed halls of modern academia have replaced the useless antique curricula mentioned above with  a  program of study guaranteed to ensure one’s success in Progressive America.  Today’s graduate enters the workplace fortified by such intellectually challenging fare as:

  • The Phallus (Occidental College)
  • Queer Musicology (University of California)
  • Taking Marx Seriously (Amherst)
  • Adultery Novels (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Blackness (Occidental College)
  • Whiteness (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Mail Order Brides (John Hopkins University)
  • Cyberfeminism (Cornell)
  • American Dreams, American Realities (Duke)
  • Non-Violent Response To Terrorism (Swarthmore)

Four years of private college at 2010 prices will run you a cool $105,092.  Steep? Sure, it’s steep, but money should never be an obstacle to gaining a decent education–the government is paying for it.  But I’m afraid I must cut this discourse short–I have homework to finish for my Mail Order Bride course…

The Top Ten Most Bizarre And Politically Correct College Courses:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18926

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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