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College Offers Class in Stupidity — Hilarious or Horrifying?

It's about time we took a smart look at stupidity. Occidental College is offering a critical psychology course on the topic of dumbness. Get a load of this excerpt from course description — which, by the way, misspells "Beavis":

Stupidity, which has been evicted from the philosophical premises and dumbed down by psychometric psychology, has returned in the postmodern discourse against Nation, Self, and Truth and makes itself felt in political life ranging from the presidency to Beevis and Butthead.

It's definitely not the craziest college course I've ever heard of, but it's still pretty out there. What do you think?

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
It sounds interesting to me. I would take it as a college credit. Couldn't be any worse than a religion course or some of those other humanities classes you have to take.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
If you read the course description, nothing is 'dumbed' down. It's probably not a required class, so it's your money, your choice.
Stephaniemarie87 Stephaniemarie87 7 years
This post here makes it sounds worse then it looks on the website. I think it's just self learning and being more socially aware looks good.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I just feel that with college tuition rising so insanely over the past decade, they shouldn't be offering classes that are not really contributing to the education of the students. Unless this somehow ties in with a particular major, it doesn't seem to fit in with the Gen. Ed. requirements.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I might take it, if it were offered. I don't know how much I would gain from the course, but then again, I could say the same thing about my entire college education.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
It sounds interesting. More interesting than the work of Tupac
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Dammit! I KNEW I should have taken Pull My Finger 101 last semester when I had the chance!
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