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Profs: Doubt Climate Change? Get Out of Our Class

Hundreds have objected to UCCS course online

(Newser) - Hundreds online are fuming after professors at the University of Colorado told students that man-made climate change wouldn't be open for debate in their online course. In an email to students who complained after an initial lecture for "Medical Humanities in the Digital Age," professors Rebecca Laroche,... More »

Student: Prof Taught Wrong Course All Semester

Lauren Firmin says her grades suffered due to teacher's mistake

(Newser) - A college professor was apparently teaching above her students' pay grade, and one former straight-A student is more than a little upset about it, KHOU reports. Lauren Firmin claims she struggled all semester in her introductory chemistry class at Texas' Lone Star College at University Park, and was left with... More »

Introducing the Bruce Springsteen Theology Course

Rutgers University to offer the class

(Newser) - Here's a college class that actually exists: a theology course studying ... the songs of Bruce Springsteen. Rutgers University will offer the class, the Guardian reports. It seems the Boss' lyrics often include religious references, mostly from the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament to Christians), though he was raised Catholic.... More »

NYU Plans 2 Classes on Occupy

Undergraduates and graduate students alike can study movement

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street 101? New York University is offering not one, but two classes on the protest movement next semester, the Wall Street Journal reports. One course will be offered to undergraduates for credit as part of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; the class has a rotating focus... More »

9 Crazy College Courses

Forget anthropology—learn about zombies instead

(Newser) - Lady Gaga: Worthy of a college class? Apparently so, at least according to the University of Virginia. (For more on “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity,” click here .) The Frisky rounds up eight more college courses that sound insane…in a good way:
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Colleges Consider Move to 3-Year Degrees

Downturn has colleges looking for ways to save students time, money

(Newser) - A growing number of colleges are looking at ways to cram 4-year degree courses into 3 to help students combat tough times, the Washington Post reports. More than half of teens have changed their college plans because of the economy, according to a recent survey, and many in the world... More »

Website Lets You Into Harvard—Free

Academic Earth offers video lectures from top schools

(Newser) - No notes, no homework, and you can wear your PJs the entire time you "sit in" on Harvard classes—online. Academic Earth's online classes are "unexpectedly irresistible," Farhad Manjoo writes for Slate. "It's like Hulu, but for nerds." The company's collection of videotaped lectures from... More »

Beer 101? Now, That's a Party School!

UWisconsin offers course in bacteriology of fermentation

(Newser) - The University of Wisconsin is starting a class with one thing you’d think its students would already know well: beer. But the offering is about the science of brewing, focuses on fermentation, and is taught by the bacteriology department, the Chicago Tribune reports. “This is not a... More »

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