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12 College Courses That Seem Too Good To Be True

No, you're not dreaming — this isn't your 8 a.m. class. There really is a class on maple syrup. But who says every class can't be as easy as enjoying a stack of lip-smacking waffles? With Office and SkyDrive, not only can you get your own work done easily, but you can even work with others on Office documents online, from wherever you want — including the café. Nom.

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1. Maple Syrup: The Real Thing

Yes, yes, yes! This is literally a class about real maple syrup—and that's it. Syrup. It being real. It's also a course requirement that you eat lots of maple syrup, so there's that.

4. Tree Climbing

Via Flickr: lodefink

At Cornell University not only are you spending completely justified loan money on a class about climbing trees, but then you're actually required to spend the night in one, which you've totally wanted to do... don't lie.

5. Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Flickr: didy_b

Social work students at Michigan State University spend the semester surviving a hypothetical zombie attack. Failure to do so results in a bad grade and the destruction of the human race.

7. Mad Men and Mad Women

Frank Ockenfels 3 / AMC

A course at Middlebury College uses the AMC show to talk about masculinity and femininity in mid-20th century America. Unfortunately, you still can't smoke or drink during lectures.

9. Game Theory with Application in StarCraft

Flickr: zerok

There will always be an appreciation for the classics, but higher education needs to get it together. This UC Berkeley class needs to be updated for the newest expansion.

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