Columbia University is actually charging tuition for this schlock:
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.
Universities across the country are cutting core courses and fluff classes in order to provide students with a better education to help them in today’s job market, so what does the expensive and over-rated Columbia do? They send students to chronicle this.
Those are some real marketable skills they’re offering. I’m sure there is a huge job market for recent graduates who have the ability to follow angry hipsters and homeless around with clipboards.