Sociology of Fame and Lady Gaga/University of South Carolina-The syllabus warns: "This is not a course in Lady Gaga but in sociology; and it is not a course about Lady Gaga as much as about the culture of the fame as exemplified by the career of Lady Gaga. There will be no PowerPoint presentations in this class nor any music or videos."
2. Wordplay: A Wry Plod from Babel to Scrabble/Princeton University--Obsessed with Words With Friends? If you're at Princeton, you'll enjoy this class, where students will "challenge one another to games of Scrabble and Boggle.
3. "Oh, Look, a Chicken!" Embracing Distraction as a Way of Knowing/Belmont University-Here's the course description: This course will pursue ways of knowing through embracing what it means to be a distracted learner as well as developing an awareness of one's senses. The instructor teaches in the school of music, so there will be an element related to that woven into the course. Those registering for this section may even learn to juggle."
4. Things That Go Bump in the Night/Hampshire College--It looks at "experimental topics in the philosophy of mind," including phantom limb phenomena, ambiguous figures and "split-brain syndrome."
5. Theory and History of Video Games/Swarthmore--"Historical, cultural and formal perspectives on video games, tracing their emergence as new medium, big business, and social force."
6. Fly Fishing/Montana State--You can also earn a credit for pocket billiards, bowling fundamentals, or Skiing, Snowboarding and Telemarking.
7. Physics for Future Presidents/UC Berkeley-This course will teach you topics like spy satellites, medical imaging, nuclear weapons and energy conservation.
8. Zombies in Popular Media/Columbia College Chicago--This course explores the "history, significance, and representation of the zombie as a figure in horror and fantasy texts. Instruction follows an intense schedule, using critical theory and source media (literature, comics, and films) to spur discussion and exploration of the figures many incarnations. Daily assignments focus on reflection and commentary, while final projects foster thoughtful connections between student disciplines and the figure of the zombie."
9. Cyborg Anthropology/Lewis & Clark College-It's about "Cultural practices surrounding the production and consumption of technoscientific and biomedical knowledge."
10. Popular Flops: Bad Movies/Tufts-You get to watch some of the biggest flops to be on the silver screen.