The Fourth of July was the official start of summer, and for some peeps, that means summer school.
Regis and Kelly are both going this week — for ratings, not grades — and are studying some really cool subjects: pizza-making, gymnastics, acting, bicycling, even how to be a ball boy at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. (Heck, if they had offered stuff like that in summer school when I was a kid, I would have wanted to go.)
Which begs the question: what kind of fun courses could I take this summer…if I wanted to go?
“Maple Syrup: The Real Thing” — This Alfred University class teaches students how to make maple syrup. (No prior experience is required)
“The Phallus” — Occidental College in Los Angeles offers this one. Hope I get an A.
“Learning from YouTube” — Once I tell you this is offered at a college in California, you’ll be less surprised.
But seriously, here are a few that I would take:
“The Science of Harry Potter” — At Frostburg University in Maryland, you can see the science behind the movie magic. (Insert spell here)
“Star Trek and Philosophy” – In this Georgetown University class, you watch Star Trek, read philosophy and talk about it. I’m guessing William Shatner will sit this one out.
“Twilight: The Texts and the Fandom” — Brand new at Cambridge University, this course examines the saga’s impact on popular culture, even allowing people outside the class to participate online.
Hmmm. Wonder which one I’ll take first…?