Skip to comments.Top 10 Craziest College Classes That Taxpayers Are Underwriting
Posted on 08/03/2020 9:14:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
To understand just how normalized radical ideas are on college campuses, look at the curriculum for which students pay thousands and thousands of dollars.
From their first steps on campus for orientation to walking across the stage on graduation day, students are usually bombarded with leftist propaganda. College campuses facilitate the perfect environment for indoctrination, providing a platform for radical professors to teach their opinion as fact. As a young woman in college, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to stand behind conservative values in the face of leftist campus culture.
Conservative parents are in a catch-22. While still wanting the best education possible for their kids, theyre left questioning whether it’s worth their children having to endure the overwhelmingly progressive environment. A March 2020 study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that these fears are not unfounded: Over 30 percent of students say they have moved ideologically left since starting college.
While leftists are definitely the loudest voices on most campuses, many students are still trying to figure out where on the political spectrum they fall. This is where leftist professors swoop in, preying on young, impressionable students with their dogma.
To understand just how normalized these radical ideas are on campus, look at the curriculum for which students pay thousands and thousands of dollars. All of the colleges featuring them are also subsidized by taxpayers, either directly through institutional grants or indirectly through taxpayer-subsidized student loans, or both. Here are 10 of the craziest leftist courses on campus that you are paying for.
At Smith, students in the gender studies department can learn all about the role of white supremacy in mainstream politics. The course description says the professor examines the connection between white privilege and white supremacy, focusing on Donald Trump and his presidency. The class “explore[s] how to build a human rights movement to counter the white supremacist movement in the U.S.”
Alexandria Rodriguez, a recent graduate of Smith College, took this course and said in a Smith newsletter that the professor really emphasized calling in and focusing on those who are working against us. Rodriguez noted that this class allowed her to keep the real enemies in the focus in order to successfully work towards our collective goals.
This course takes a detailed look at the normal in the United States, without bothering to define what the normal actually is. The class description says being a part of the normal comes with privileges and penalties. Students analyze people in hierarchical power structures and how their bodily difference and social identity coincide with the societal perception of normalness. By dissecting media, novels, and films, students look into how the norm is created, duplicated, and confronted.
Public restrooms were desegregated in the 1990s. Ever since then, most people have paid little attention to them. Students of Hunter College, however, have the opportunity to take an entire class dedicated to bathrooms. Professors teach about various state policies that have segregated public spaces based on race and sex. This course dives into the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, fear of contamination, and threat of violence that many apparently experience when going to the bathroom.
This course is dedicated to the lefts favorite topics: struggle and oppression. Delving into what it means to be a feminist, students explore what Willamette describes as the numerous systems of oppression that characterize feminist rhetoric. The professor guides students in looking at systems of power and oppression from an intersectional perspective. One of the course expectations is for students to commit at least 7 crimes against the status quo with proof to share with the class.
The state school University of Florida dedicates an entire course to Black Lives Matter. Students are promised they will gain an understanding of how and why Black Lives Matter was formed and what it aims to accomplish. This course questions the failures of democracy, capitalism, the criminal justice system, and local and national leadership and how they relate to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Students are required to watch an assortment of films, including a documentary entitled “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement.” The course description notes the ultimate goal of this course is to prepare activists, urge them to bring their activism into the academy, and provide a deeper understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement.
From what clothes we put on in the morning to our sense of self and access to power and privilege, this course teaches gender plays a role. Throughout the class, students learn about the copious influence gender has on our lives on our relationships, work, body image, and the list goes on.
Sex, or what the class calls gender, is not what people are born with, but rather what they create, the course teaches. Students learn that gender is not natural but is manufactured by social factors, including race and politics.
The main focus of this seminar, however, is masculinity and how men are almost universally privileged. The professor explores how the pitting of masculinity against femininity has led to the overwhelming number of men in positions of power, leaving women in the dust.
Northeastern offers an entire course on feminists favorite topic: reproductive rights. The course description goes out of its way to include abortion as an essential part of reproductive health care. Its interesting that what the left considers health care includes the murder of millions of babies each year in the United States alone.
This course takes a look at the social, economic, and legal restrictions that prevent women from accessing such health care in the United States and beyond. Students are propagandized about both the reproductive justice and pro-life, or what the university calls anti-choice, movements.
From college lecture halls to presidential debate stages, capitalism is constantly questioned. Freshmen at Mount Holyoke can take an entire seminar dedicated to it. In this course, students learn from scholars described as key thinkers on the issue, including Karl Marx, whose The Communist Manifesto advocates for the abolition of private property and individualism.
This course at the University of Virginia examines the concept of gender stratification, more commonly known as gender inequality. Gender stratification is the notion that men have advantages that give them ample, yet unequal, opportunities that women are denied.
In this course, students learn the many theories behind this concept as well as how it has evolved in the United States. The course description says the professor compares the contemporary types of gender stratification, such as local level gender near-equality and extreme gender inequality, as seen in the Middle East.
At Pace University, students in the Womens and Gender Studies Department can take a course about the experiences of gay men in America. The course description notes that when people imagine a gay man, most think of a young, urban, middle-class, university-educated, thin, able-bodied, cis-gendered, white male.
But this is an extremely limited view of a very complex group of people, the description explains. The professor is said to offer a thorough look into how societys idea of male homosexuality has changed throughout the years, while focusing on the restrictive stereotypes still pushed today.
These courses show the overwhelming propaganda students encounter on campus and how it captures too many of them. Leftist professors capitalize on their captive audience of young adults, indoctrinating them with Marxist propaganda taught as fact. I have yet to find a Womens Studies course that teaches traditional, pro-family values.
The effects of this indoctrination reach so much further than merely the classroom, eventually pervading society. Colleges are breeding a generation that believes individualism and religion are abhorrent while communism and conformity are worth fighting for.
#1. WHEATON COLLEGE (former bastion of conservatism and Evengelical Christianity): Sociology Dept. “TOXIC MASCULINITY”. Hands down.
Good grief. Presume this course comes complete, with heavy focus on the labs.
Sure would be a shame if something bad happened to these "teachers" and/or their "colleges".
What about “Tree Climbing”? That was a course offered at university as well as the “The Meaning of Sh*t.”
You know, I bet I could have some fun in a course like that until they threw me out...
With a Biden Presidency ALL school loans will be on us. We will be funding our own downfall.
You have got to be kidding.
Basket weaving is no longer offered?
If you are a parent paying for your child’s “education”, reduce their stipend by the exact % of their tuition of any of these classes they take. If they are taking 5 classes and 1 of these is this BS. only give them 80% of the total bill. If you pay for this crap, you support it. If your child raises a stink with you, tell them to pay for the whole thing themselves.
Neocommunists still pushing for despotic overthrow of Western civilization.
Un-American Activities on display.
Barely a decade since California lifted the prohibition on Communists and seditionists teaching in schools.
If you are a taxpayer, you subsidize this BullStalin.
It has to be worse than we even imagined... What KIND of parent would go into debt to send a child to any college with those kind of courses. I guess the kind who got the same kind of education and have children now out in the cities burning and looting. What is going to prepare them for careers when they complete their education? Doesn’t anyone care?
Tree Climbing could be a useful course if you are getting a B.S. in forestry or such, but it better be in the agriculture deparment (remember, all the colleges called A&M should be teaching Agricultural and Mechanical classes) and not the physical education department.
True...but you have some control over paying for your child’s education.
I guess in Bathroom Politics we learn about the deep probing political debates that George Michaels hosted in random public restrooms.
Classical Logic and Rhetoric
Great Books in the Western Tradition
Great Books in the British and American Traditions
Western Heritage to 1600
Western Philosophical Tradition
Western Theological Tradition
Principles in Biology
Principles of Chemistry
Mathematics and Deductive Reasoning
Principles of Physics
The U.S. Constitution
Physical Wellness Dynamics
Well 1 - 4, 6 - 8 & 10 are private. The can teach anything they want even if its nonsense. Alumni & perspective governing boards should reign that in but they won’t. Students\customers particularly at the undergraduate level should vote with their feet & go elsewhere.
5. University of Florida & 9. University of Virginia, alumni, governing boards & the state legislature should step in and stop it. That would require political courage by legislature & boards, which they don’t have. Alumni complaints can be muffled with football & basketball tickets. So it will continue. Again at the undergraduate level vote with your feet & attend elsewhere
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