CNN.com has a list of bizarre college course titles, and this has got to my favorite — and I’m going to be at Belmont in two weeks. Hope to meet the teacher.
3. “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” Embracing Distraction as a Way of Knowing
Not only does it have an amazing name, “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” has the best course description I’ve ever read:“Oh, look, a Chicken”….This course will pursue ways of knowing through embracing [little ants, carrying a morsel of food across the table] what it means to be a distracted [I could sure enjoy a peanut butter sandwich right now] learner as well as [OMG–I get to go to the beach this summer] developing an awareness [I need to trim my fingernails] of one’s senses. The instructor teaches in the school of music, [do I hear water dripping?] so there will be an element related to that woven [spiders are amazing] into the course. [oh, it’s the fish tank behind me] Those registering for this section may even learn to juggle [I’ll be right down, I just have to finish this…what was I working on?].