Whenever someone wants to pick on collegiate jocks for their often less than taxing academic requirments, it seems the “class” most often mentioned is Underwater Basket Weaving. Regardless if this is or ever was an actual college course, I never understood why it was the one people always seemed to bring up, as it sounds incredibly difficult. I’ve always had a weird kind of facsination with college catalogs, thumbing through them to see what other bizarre or interesting classes may be offered at the country’s halls of higher learning. My current institution of choice, American Military University, has trumped them all I think.
While looking at the list of available classes to find which electives I might like to take, I found some very interesting possiblities. It has run-of-the-mill type courses like American Literature before the Civil War, nestled between Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Command and Forecasting Terrorism. Ok, I guess those could come in handy. Let’s see after my class in Microeconomics I have to be sure to finish my reading for Unconventional Warfare. There’s one class called History of Space. Not History of Space Flight, or Space Exploration, or Space Observation, but Space itself. How does that work? And doesn’t a class on the History Military Rentention sound intriguing? Or how about Small Unit Leadership? You could dominate in your next paintball sortie. Don’t think you won’t regret not taking Port Security. Its like not taking college level Chemistry. You don’t think you’ll ever need it, until you do. Why study Meteorology and become just another weather man when you can take a course in Space Weather and be just another weather man who knows about space weather? Can’t find where those punk kids hid your keys? Should have taken that class on Interrogation.
Space Station Systems & Operations
Intelligence & Assassination
Mind of a Terrorist