• Amba Brown

10 University Courses You Won't Believe Exist

When you usually think of university courses, the classics spring to mind - teaching, law, economics, etc. However, theses days there are a range of new and extremely random courses you can select from.


Just when you thought you had enough choice when it comes to deciding on what to study, we've gathered 10 more to choose from. Here are some of the most peculiar and interesting university courses around!


Which one would you elect to take?

1. Harry Potter Fantasy Literature

Ohio State University


In this course, students read all seven books in the Harry Potter series and then examine various articles related to the literature. Love it!

2. The Vampire in Literature and Cinema

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Quite literally, this course is the study of vampires in literature & cinema.

"Twilight", “The Vampire Diaries”, “True Blood” and the classic “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” are some of the notable blood suckers.

3. Invented Languages: Klingon and Beyond

The University of Texas at Austin


This course assesses invented languages as a means to study linguistic theories.


Apparently Klingon, or the language used in the Star Trek universe, has been a popular language to study for many years now. Do you speak any?

4. Daytime Serials: Family and Social Roles

University of Wisconsin-Madison


This course studies popular day time television shows, being mostly soap operas, to teach students about the different roles humans play in society. You get to watch TV at school? Sign us up!

5. The Joy of Garbage

Santa Clara University


While it sounds like rubbish, this course is a popular course taken by Santa Clara students where they investigate the trash within communities.

6. The Science of Superheroes

University of California, Irvine


Here the real science of physics is taught using fictitious superheroes such as Batman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman. What a magical way to learn physics.

7. A History of the Pig in America

Xavier University in Cincinnati


The study of all things pig related, starting from the origin of the 16th-century word "buccaneer" to today's breakfast.

8. Zombies in Popular Media

Columbia College Chicago and University of Baltimore


The study of Zombies in this course is done through researching different popular culture mediums including the TV show 'The Walking Dead' and the video game 'Doom'.

9. Lessons from Lost: A Case Study

Vanderbilt University


You guessed it - in this course you get to study the TV series Lost. One of the most popular of all time.


10. Cyberporn and Society

University of New York at Buffalo


Here students study porn in today's society. Another interesting one.


The role of pornography is discussed in relation to the development of the internet and how it has affected society.


We hope your eyes have been opened to a whole new array of university courses to add to your "What to study list"!


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