6.15.2009

Finally A Reason To Go Back to School That Has ZERO To Do With $1 Pitcher Night



Check it. This fall Duke University's history dept. is offering a course called "World Cup & World Politics". Basically it examines global politics using soccer as the vehicle of sorts (a bit like those books by Simon Kuper and Franklin Foer).

Seriously kids, it's got your name written all over it: not only is the subject matter appealing but it's got A) no exams and is B) a Tuesday-Thursday class that starts at 1:15pm so plenty of time to sleep off hangovers. Sadly (for heterosexual males), the early prediction is that this class will be a sausage hang on the level of a Magic The Gathering convention.

4 comments:

Jared said...

Does it involve the even BETTER writings of Eduardo Galeano? If not, then it don't matter for ish.

The Hairdryer Treatment said...
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The Hairdryer Treatment said...

i second jared's comment. galeano's 'soccer in sun and shadow' is so much better than the foer and kuper books. the kuper book was good, but the translation was terrible and it rendered his writing rather clumsy and error-laden (at least in the english version).

Ryan said...

I took a class like this: "History and Politics of World Soccer," at Pitzer. It was great. We read Foer's book, which I'd already read, and it introduced me to Galeano, which was great.