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College has always beenĀ a magical time, when you can shed the shackles of a high school curriculum and pursue an education of your choosing. Goodbye, algebra and history. Hello, introduction to string theory and modern art.

But lately it seems colleges are offering an even more diverse range of courses. So diverseĀ that itā€™s becoming hard to tell the joke classes from the real ones.

Ahead of the spring semester, we put together a list of real classes you can take, and ones that don't exist (for now). Can you tell the difference?


Here's where you can take theĀ none-fake classes:

University of Victoria

New York University

University of South Carolina

University of Pennsylvania

University of California, Irvine

Rensselaer Polytechnic University

American University

Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.

Fidel Martinez is an editor at He's also a Texas native and a lifelong El Tri fan.