Lots of colleges have random "light weight" classes that people always seem to joke about. When I was in school I remember the jokes about "Physics for Poets" and "Rocks for Jocks" (though, I think that second one had a more formal name). However, with a new generation of internet services, there can now be a new generation of odd classes that people will make fun of, such as the new class being offered by Pitzer College which is all about YouTube
. The class seems to involve watching YouTube videos, commenting on them, discussing them and creating your own YouTube videos. To be honest about it, this is really sounds like a typical class in popular culture -- which are found at universities around the world -- but with a slight YouTube twist, which helps it generate news and become part of the pop culture itself. Now, if someone would just offer a class in using Digg... that
would get some attention.