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15 Geeky College Courses You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Ugh, so much homework. Gotta read The Hobbit, write a dissertation about the evolution of zombies in media, and watch Season 4 of Buffy before Monday!

1. Myth and Science Fiction β€” Centre College

2. Simpsons and Philosophy β€” University of California, Berkeley

3. The Vampire in Literature and Cinema β€” University of Wisconsin-Madison

4. Exploring "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" β€” Portland State University

5. Calvin & Hobbes β€” Oberlin College

6. Lego Robotics β€” MIT

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According to the online syllabus, this course "uses Legos as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming. Primarily a lab experience, this seminar provides students resources to design, build, and program functional robots constructed from Legos and a few other parts, such as motors and sensors. The class also explores other topics of interest to the students, such as digital logic, modern robotics, or artificial intelligence."

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7. Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way β€” Queen's University Belfast

8. J.R.R. Tolkien β€” Marquette University

9. Scandinavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim β€” Rice University

10. The Science of Harry Potter β€” Frostburg State University

11. Media Genres: Zombies β€” University of Baltimore

12. 21st Century Skills in Starcraft β€” University of Florida

13. Religions of Star Trek β€” Muhlenberg College

14. Science from Superheroes to Global Warming β€” University of California, Irvine

15. South Park and Contemporary Issues β€” McDaniel College