Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bachelors in "Applied Shakespeare" at University Colorado Boulder

You are a fucking idiot and deserve to have Big Education steal your money if you think this is a legitimate and viable program.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know a fellow who took classes like this and now he's a CEO! (Coffee Exchange Officer)

liberranter said...

... [you] deserve to have Big Education steal your money ...

I'm betting that the vast majority of bozos majoring in this are not using "their" money at all. It's either Daddy's (in which case Daddy is also an idiot who deserves to be robbed blind), or yours and mine, in the form of Pell Grants or some other such socialist, taxpayer-funded boondoggle. The kind of useless oxygen thief who majors in nonsense like this is not the type who usually has their own money.

Tucanae Services said...

Gee sounds like a lot of fun, really. But the only folks making a buck off this is Colorado, Boulder. I am sure all the rad transplants from CA will go for it.

Anonymous said...

WTF is "applied Shakespeare"? That is beyond worthless...

Anonymous said...

If you click the link, there some stuff off the right that is actually useful to modern society though that does seem like a lot of credit hours and expense for classes that can be probably be taught with a good video course and decent book anyway.

Anonymous said...

Clarey, how much will you charge me for a PhD in Asshole.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - the certificate program seems intended mainly for add-ons to various degrees. Maybe if you are qualifying to teach English literature the Shakespeare certificate would be useful if you wanted - to teach Shakespeare. It doesn't seem to be a stand-alone degree, although it is possible apparently to obtain a stand-alone certificate.

Frankly the STEM certificates look much more interesting - such as the astrodynamics certificate. UColorado is quite hardcore in the physical sciences - think JILA.

Un Americano said...

"What doest thou desire with yon Frapuccino, my leige?"
"Doest thou desire fries with yon order, good patron?

LBD said...

Sorry, CC, that's probably the ONLY useful course in the English department. My husband and I are huge Shakespeare fans. Studying and performing Shakespeare is one of the most intellectually challenging and enriching activities a young person can do. It gives a lifeline to the roots of Western culture. There's a reason that this man's work is in continual performance four hundred years after his death.

No popular entertainment of our era can match the rewards of studying Shakespeare. Trust me, four hundred years from now there will be no Spielberg festivals or Stallone festivals or even Mel Gibson festivals, but we have Shakespeare festivals in every corner of the English speaking world.

Anonymous said...

Disagree. This sounds like a good program.

No, it's not STEM. But it sounds like a fine thing to do.

LBD commenter is right.

Shakespeare is good for you. Vitamin S.

This sounds like it is good for that.

Alicia said...

"I know a fellow who took classes like this and now he's a CEO! (Coffee Exchange Officer)" - I also know a fellow who is real CEO in ratedwriting.com now and he also "took classes like this". So, there is two ways and the one which you will become dependent on you. So, don't be lazy and you will succeed. The main thing to believe in yourself and to give all the power to achieve your goals. Sometimes is better to be patient, than to regret the lost opportunities lifelong.