Great News: Columbia Now Offering “Occupy 101” Course

Posted by on Jan 01, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Weren’t these idiots complaining about having to pay off their student loans? So why would anyone  waste a nickel paying for a class on how to be a complete idiot?

Hopefully they teach them how to wipe their ass.

Does getting pepper-sprayed count as extra credit?

Columbia University is offering a new course on Occupy Wall Street next semester — sending upperclassmen and grad students into the field for full course credit.

The class is taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, who boasts about her nights camped out in Zuccotti Park.

As many as 30 students will be expected to get involved in ongoing OWS projects outside the classroom, the syllabus says.

The class will be in the anthropology department and called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement.” It will be divided between seminars at the Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork.

On her blog, Appel defends OWS, arguing that “it is important to push back against the rhetoric of ‘disorganization’ or ‘a movement without a message’ coming from left, right and center.”

Addressing the safety risks of fieldwork among protesters, she writes on the syllabus, “I can say with absolute certainty that there is no foreseeable risk in teaching this as a field-base class.”

4 Responses to “Great News: Columbia Now Offering “Occupy 101” Course”

  1. Deathknyte on 1/01/12 at 1:06 pm

    I hope the school has good insurance because it is almost certain that someone is going to get hurt.

    I also like how the instructor says she will be objective in grading the course, I bet a student will fail if they are less than supportive in their final paper.

  2. Mashiki on 1/01/12 at 2:09 pm

    Their final paper will involve shitting on a cop car and getting photographed for it. Bonus credit for arson, and you get a tenured position if you murder someone.

  3. Deuce on 1/01/12 at 2:11 pm

    In what conceivable way is an Anthropology professor competent to teach about any of what these Occupy dummies are protesting? Studying the Lord of the Flies nature of the occupiers would probably make sense, but that clearly is not the intent of this.

  4. crosspatch on 1/01/12 at 4:35 pm

    Columbia University is Commie University and I think everyone knows that. I would certainly never hire anyone with a degree from Columbia and I think a lot of others are of the same mind.

    This is exactly the sort of class that has made Columbia a laughingstock in circles outside of the “progressive” minded.