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OK, Parents--What's the "fluffiest" course YOU took in college?

atomomatomom Registered User Posts: 4,350 Senior Member
Recent thread by a parent who disapproved of "fluffy" courses got me reminiscing about my own college years. . .
and I came up with these:
Undergrad: Beginning Figure Skating. Taught by a hockey coach. Extra credit for attending hockey games.
Graduate: Decadence in Literature. (Real literary stuff. Not porn. Honest.)

What about the rest of you?

Replies to: OK, Parents--What's the "fluffiest" course YOU took in college?

  • teriwttteriwtt Super Moderator Posts: 12,525 Super Moderator
    History of Rock and Roll to fulfill a social science requirement.

    For P.E. requirement, I was able to take canoeing, as a fairly fast flowing river ran through campus.
  • rockymtnhighrockymtnhigh Registered User Posts: 1,911 Senior Member
    meteorology 101- taken by the football team at Penn State, and me.
  • Nrdsb4Nrdsb4 Registered User Posts: 14,786 Senior Member
    I took some kind of comedy in film class for my first degree where we got to go to bunches of cool old comedy films like Bringing up Baby, Some Like It Hot, old Charlie Chaplin films, etc.
  • WasatchWriterWasatchWriter Registered User Posts: 2,528 Senior Member
    edited October 2014
    When I was working on my MA, I also got certified in secondary ed. I'm sorry to say that every course I took at the UIC College of Education was pure fluff. Even worse, they were all at the graduate level.
  • Nrdsb4Nrdsb4 Registered User Posts: 14,786 Senior Member
    I loved that history of comedy in film class I took. It wasn't necessarily a total blow off as we had to write several papers. But it was very fun-the films were all showing at the Student Union theater and we'd often hang around afterwards socializing and eating pizza or burgers or whatever.
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,331 Senior Member
    UW-Madison has a music appreciation course commonly referred to as 'Clap for Credit'.
  • HImomHImom Registered User Posts: 29,551 Senior Member
    I took jewelry making, bowling, and snorkeling, all in different terms. A took sailing and building a stereo speaker, in the same term. :-)
  • surfcitysurfcity Registered User Posts: 1,935 Senior Member
    Gosh looking back at my transcript I don't recall any fluff courses. On campus we did have a class called Art in the Dark which was supposed to be easy in that it was looking at artwork but you still had to learn your stuff.

    Probably one class that was easier was when I was a TA for credit. That just took up time but wasn't as difficult.

    No PE requirement.
  • soccergurl7988soccergurl7988 Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    -Folklore in Video and Film--we got to watch movies on everything from ghosts to witches to conspiracy theories

    Other fluff classes offered at my university: a class on Harry Potter, History of Rock and Roll, a class on Bob Dylan, a class on the Beatles, History of Hip Hop (online only), etc. etc.
  • SyrAlumSyrAlum Registered User Posts: 470 Member
    edited October 2014
    ^^^OMG, same for the Human Sexuality course at Syracuse in the early 80s. Thanks, @atomom‌ I haven't thought of that in years... :D
  • ConsolationConsolation Registered User Posts: 21,643 Senior Member
    There were no gut academic courses at Wellesley. Seriously. I suppose the closest thing was a studio art class I took, but I did have to spend a lot of time drawing. And IIRC one only got credit for it if one had taken the yearlong art history class, Art 100. That was a great course, and definitely not fluff.

    We did have a phys ed requirement. I took sailing, crew, and fencing. All very enjoyable. Actually learned to sail, row, fence. I was on the fencing team, briefly.
  • CTmom2018CTmom2018 Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    Belly Dancing (to fill a PE requirement.)

    Unfortunately not enough people signed up and it was cancelled, so I took Biking instead.
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