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Underwater Basket Weaving: Spring 2014

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This, but underwater
This, but underwater

This, but underwater

Registration for Spring 2014 is almost upon us. While for most people that means putting the finishing touches on their perfectly balanced schedule (right???) for Bwog that means frantically looking for an extra-esoteric class to add to our already bizarre course load. If everything next semester just seems too normal for you, there are some…eclectic…options on offer to spice up your curriculum. Below, we present the cream of Columbia’s crop, classes that cannot be relevant to any area of study ever. We encourage commenters to chime in with any weird-ass classes we missed. Just don’t forget to take Music Hum!

Spring 2014 Music G4122 SONGS OF THE TROUBADOURS

Spring 2014 Spanish W3496 ON FRIENDSHIP

Spring 2014 Comparative Literature: Russian V3302 FAIRY TALES RELOADED: WITCHES, WEREWOLVES, FOOLS, AND POST-MODERN FICTION

Spring 2014 Anthropology V3880 LISTENING: AN ETHNOG OF SOUND

Spring 2014 Anthropology G6069 TECHNOBODIES

Spring 2014 Anthropology G6085 THING THEORY

Spring 2014 Comparative Literature: German G4690 MAKING SENSE WITH THINGS

Spring 2014 Sociology G6810 ORGANIZATION FAILURE

Spring 2014 English W3926 MEDIEVAL DREAM POETRY

Spring 2014 Psychology W3290 SELF: A COGNITIVE EXPLORATION

Spring 2014 Astronomy C1453 ANOTHER EARTH?

Spring 2014 Electrical Engineering E4815 RANDOM SIGNALS & NOISE

Spring 2014 English W3731 PARANOID POSTMODERNISM

Spring 2014 Dance BC2455 FELDENKRAIS FOR DANCERS

Spring 2014 East Asian W3338 CULTRL HIST-JAPANESE MONSTERS

Spring 2014 History W4700 UTOPIA

Spring 2014 History G8233 HIST & CULTURE OF NOMADIC CIV NOMADS OF THE EURASIAN STEPPE

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9 Comments

  1. Uh Bwog  

    You forgot the Global Core: Silence. My participation points were so high in that class that I failed.

  2. cc15  

    I doubt that any electrical engineering course would qualify as underwater basket weaving

  3. Anthro major  

    This post saves me a trip to the class bulletin. Thanks Bwog!

  4. TECHNOBODIES???  

    sign me up for a humanities class on robots right goddamn now

  5. tbh  

    organization failure sounds kinda useful

  6. WAIT FUCK ME  

    THEYRE FINALLY OFFERING CULTURAL HISTORY OF JAPANESE MONSTERS AGAIN?

    O HAPPY DAY

  7. Anonymous

    all these random classes are offered because of professors' academic interests? thats kind of cool though a little limiting

  8. '13

    I find it a little embarrassing that bwog categorically lists these classes as irrelevant because of their titles. It reveals 1) stupidity, because only a stupid person would cast aside the project of a Columbia professor without first waging an attempt at its comprehension and 2) Lazy misreading. It is possible to misread many of these titles because they use terminology specific to theoretical and technical innovations developed within the fields of application. Note, for example, that all of these classes are offered at the upper level, some of them at the graduate level. Now, before you object: "But that's just nonsensical humanities jargon," consider that you would never say the same thing to an advanced level computer scientist who begins to use acronyms or codes that fly over your head. Perhaps what bwog is doing is erecting a defense system in order to avoid admission that its just not intellectually capable or emotionally mature enough to swallow the bitter pill that, indeed, studying the humanities and social sciences got a bit harder after high school, that bwog just couldn't hack it in a Shakespeare seminar. Bwog thus condescends to Humanistic study as the sole means of comforting its unpalatable deficiencies with respect to knowledge. Advice: Grow up. Sit through one of these classes. Listen. Really. And see if you could actually do what they require before pompously, pretentiously massaging your ego with public displays of ignorance.

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