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One Year After Woman Gets Masters In The Beatles, We Hunt Down Most Bizarre College Music Courses

A year ago today, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy of Ontario became the first person in the world to earn a master's degree in The Beatles. I'm not quite sure what she's doing now, but I do know she could probably kick anyone's ass in Beatles trivia.

This little anniversary of her graduation got me thinking: What kinds of crazy music courses are popping up at colleges and universities across the US? Even with the economy in the shitter and tuition costs rising, students are still lining up to take classes like Philosophy and Star Trek and Zombies in Popular Media. But we'll save those for Art Attack. This is a music blog.

At Texas State, I took Sociology of Popular Music, which was a welcome break between Logic and Calculus, and others were offered like History of the Blues, History of Country Music and History of Mexican American Music in the Southwest. Today, however, I was on the hunt for more unorthodox courses, the super-weird and random ones, and found some real gems. While they probably won't help you get a job (unless you plan on writing scores for video games), they might help you dominate the music categories during Geeks Who Drink.

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Ginny Braud
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