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[LIST] 10 Crazy College Courses: Porn Studies?!

As if Miley Cyrus hasn’t done enough since bringing twerking back, she’s also inspiring college courses in her honor. With the sign of the times and most of our information being on-line, its no surprise that colleges and universities alike need to keep up too.

Schools like Pasadena City College offering “Porn Studies” to it’s students makes me think: Why wasn’t I offered it and where do I sign up?! Lol, on the contrary, not everyone is on board but hear what the professor had to say:

“(The course) focuses on giving students tools to understand pornography as a historical and contemporary phenomenon,” Schwyzer, the class instructor told The College Fix. “Students today live in a porn-saturated culture and very rarely get a chance to learn about it in a safe, non-judgmental, intellectually thoughtful way.” – The College Fix

Although its a tricky road to cross, it’s not a required course so what is all the big hoopla anyway? This class lead me to see what else is out there, so brace yourself for the 10 craziest college courses (so far)…

1. The Sociology of Miley Cyrus – Skidmore College, NY

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The evolution from Disney to Twerk Queen

2. Lesbian Lives – DePaul University

Covering the interactions and social norms of lesbian relationships.

3. This Is Sparta! – Brown University

Students capture the rise and fall of the city in the ancient world. 

4. Prostitution and Social Control: Governing Loose Women – Oberlin College

The control and lack thereof of prostitution in America and government. 

5. Politics of Obesity – UC Santa Cruz

Examines the construction and representation of the “epidemic”. The main reasons for the rise in obesity and the afterthoughts of naming obesity a national issue.

6. Politicizing Beyonce – Rutgers University, NY

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How does Beyonce compare in regards to Black Feminists. 

7. How to Win a Beauty Pageant – Oberlin College

Covers pageants from the 1920′s to present and how the image and pressure has evolved. Perk Alert! Class gets to go to an Ohio pageant for a filed trip! (I’m sure Honey Boo Boo will appreciate this course later!)

8. Possessive Investment In Whiteness – Stanford University

Breaking down racism in the united states by challenging the white perspective. 

9. Zombies In Popular Media – Columbia College, Chicago

For the “Walking Dead” and “Zombieland” fans! How do Zombies affect the human race. 

10. Learning From YouTube – Pitzer College

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ONE rule: All classwork, assignments plus discussions must take place on YouTube. The class meetings, syllabus and other documents are even uploaded to the video-sharing site. (see below) 

Well regardless if you’re going into college or you’re all finished, I hope I’ve given you some hope for our American Education, yupp it’s gone to shit.. haha! Know of any other crazy college courses out there? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

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[VIDEO] Red Carpet Recap! #HOTorNOT On ADD’s The Drop

photoRecently I was blessed to guest host on All Def Digital’s daily news show “The Drop“. Hosted by the amazing Cynthia LuCiette and funny as hell, J. Snow it was a hilarious experience to sit in on one of their episodes.

This time, I got to dish out my honest feelings on recent “Hot’s and Not’s” of what’s trending on the red carpet. See below for the full episode and make sure you subscribe to their channel for awesome skits, daily news, and all around dope pop-culture fun!

 

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She’s Not The Only One Who Likes It HARD

America’s Champagne, known none other as Beer, is evolving and brands are now more trendier than ever! Since the expansion of alcohol and its flavor packed options such as Absolut’s entire produce selection.

 

The clatchet (classy-ratchet) flavors of Ciroc.

 

Altering flavors like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey – “Honey Jack”.

and Mr. Martin’s Cognac, the new clear Remy V White.

It was evident that  beer brands needed a face lift too! Something that would captivate and entice the consumers, both men and women alike. So, it’s no coincidence that both sexes would like it hard (hard ciders that is)!

Since mid-2013 hard cider has taken on a new state side stand by giving a high alcohol% while still keeping a smooth, fruity, flavorful taste in every crisp gulp. Made from apples, cider has become grown and sexy and turned 21, sorry not sorry Martinelli’s.

With Britain being the major consumer (almost 50% globally), the U.S. is opening it’s arms and bringing more cider plants to our local cities. For starters, the growth of domestic brands like Boston Beer Company’s popular Angry Orchard, the US cider market is predicted to grow 65 percent between 2011 and 2016. Especially because cider holds higher favor in comparison to it’s beer brethren since it’s Gluten Free!

How hard can cider really be? Men feel “girly” drinking it because it’s like “apple juice” or, “real men drink IPA’s and Stouts” but in fact hard cider can vary from 4%-8% and beer types range from 3%-10% on average. So how hard are these guys who drink beer?

Now, more breweries are seeing the evolution and hopping on board like Stella-Artois’ new Premium Cidre!

 

What’s your take on the revived fad? Do you think it will last? Is hard cider only for “girls”? Let us know in the comments below!

Do you like it hard??