There is a desperate need to reform the education sector around the world. First of all, the entire field needs to become a non-profit, because anything that has such a substantial role in shaping the future of the world should not be running for profits. Secondly, and most importantly, the nature of education itself needs to be examined. There is a vast separation between theory and practice these days, and most educated professionals are thoroughly out of touch with real world scenarios. We also need to develop more specialized courses in order to match the varied interests of the children in this generation. Here is a list of 10 courses students can actually take now that would probably interest a lot of people.
Lady Gaga is not your average artist. She is unique by the truest sense of the word, and goes out of the way to keep her fans on their toes. Professor Mathieu Deflem, Professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina teaches a special course called ‘Lady Gaga and the sociology of fame’. He uses the framework of sociology of pop culture and music to understand Lady Gaga’s behavior and observe the business and marketing aspects of her persona.
You might wonder what a simple cartoon series like The Simpsons has anything to do with Philosophy, but it turns out the two are quite deeply connected. The University of California at Berkeley’s uses The Simpsons as a tool to understand important questions such as – Can Nietzsche’s rejection of traditional morality justify Bart’s bad behavior?