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# Self-Esteem - Cal State Fresno
 
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# Gaga for Lady Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity- University of Virginia-Charlottesville<ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/lady-gaga-college-class_n_712540.html</ref>
 
# Gaga for Lady Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity- University of Virginia-Charlottesville<ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/lady-gaga-college-class_n_712540.html</ref>
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Revision as of 14:15, 15 August 2011

The worst college majors are fields of study that leave the student with relatively few job opportunities and often a distorted or ultra-liberal view of the world. If the student incurred debt in attending college, then he is left with obligations without any practical way to pay for them.

We encourage college students and employers to improve this list over time.

Majors

  1. Women's studies,[1][2][3] recently renamed "gender studies" at some schools
  2. Secularism[4]
  3. LGBT studies[5][6]
  4. Film[7]
  5. General Religious studies programs and Theology[8][9]. Ministers, however, have a low 1.2% unemployment rate in the United States. [7]
  6. English Literature/Literary Criticism
  7. Music Therapy[7]
  8. Dance[7]
  9. Interior Design[9]
  10. Art History[9]
  11. Comic Book Art
  12. Surfing Studies
  13. Golf Management – University of Birmingham / Florida Gulf Coast University
  14. Communications
  15. Evolutionary biology
  16. Architecture [10]
  17. Degrees leading to careers in investment banking and corporate work[11]
  18. Journalism [12]
  19. Psychology[7]
  20. Fashion Design
  21. Theater[7]
  22. Horticulture[9]
  23. Human Resources[9]
  24. Photography[7]
  25. Video game design[13]
  26. Forestry/Range Management/Wildlife Management
  27. Environmental Studies
  28. Outdoor Recreation
  29. Fine Art[14][9]
  30. Astronomy

Courses

  1. Football Culture
  2. Queer Musicology – UCLA
  3. The Science of Harry Potter – Frostburg University [15]
  4. Native American Feminism - University of Michigan
  5. Cyber Feminism - Cornell University
  6. Feminist New Black Man - Occidental College [16]
  7. Philosophy and Star Trek – Georgetown University in Washington [17]
  8. Emotional Literacy[18]
  9. Media Genres, the study of zombies - University of Baltimore [19]
  10. The Science of Superheroes - UC Irvine [20]
  11. Field Equipment Operation (tractor driving) - UC Davis
  12. Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture - UC San Diego
  13. History of Surfing - UC Santa Barbara
  14. Labor Studies - UM Saint Louis & UM Kansas City [21]
  15. Arguing with Judge Judy - UC Berkeley
  16. Self-Esteem - Cal State Fresno
  17. Gaga for Lady Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity- University of Virginia-Charlottesville[22]
  18. Pilot Brewery (brewmaster) - UC Davis
  19. Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence - UC Berkeley

Sources

References

  1. "Women’s studies ... is disappearing from British universities. ... Students have begun to realise, too, that women’s studies is useless for getting you a job. It’s no coincidence that the subject’s collapse coincided with the introduction of tuition fees. The moment you start paying for something is the moment you consider whether it’s really worthwhile." [1]
  2. http://www.boundless.org/2000/features/a0000225.html
  3. http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/why-is-gender-studies-dominated-by-one-gender-1.289830
  4. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/us/08secular.html
  5. http://www.yale.edu/lgbts/
  6. http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 [2]
  8. What's It Worth? Georgetown University, July 2011
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 20 Worst-Paying College Degrees in 2010 Yahoo! Finance, 08/12/2010
  10. http://www.foxbusiness.com/slideshow/personal-finance/2010/06/28/worst-fields-graduates/#slide=5
  11. http://www.foxbusiness.com/slideshow/personal-finance/2010/06/28/worst-fields-graduates/#slide=3
  12. http://www.foxbusiness.com/slideshow/personal-finance/2010/06/28/worst-fields-graduates/#slide=4
  13. One observer noted that not even the video game industry typically hires people who majored in video game design.
  14. http://www.artcareer.net/faqs/job-market-outlook-for-artists-and-designers/
  15. CBS News: Harry Potter Goes To College: Professor Uses Boy Wizard To Explores Links Between Magic, Science, by Bootie Cosgrove-Mather, Sept. 26, 2003 [3] ...Frostburg State President Catherine R. Gira said she isn't worried that some may view a Harry Potter class as trivial. "Irrespective of the specific title of the course, the 'magic' in the fiction is being analyzed by applying concepts of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. This honors course creatively packages scientific principles in a contemporary way that will interest today's students," Gira said.
  16. Jason Mattera At CPAC, YouTube
  17. [4]
  18. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1076368/Schools-councils-waste-300-000-useless-emotional-literacy-course-faraway-island-sun.html
  19. College Course Preps Pupils for Zombie Apocalypse, AOL News, September 9, 2010
  20. The Top 8 California Schools that Are, Like, Totally Wasting Your Money, NewsRealBlog, November 14, 2010
  21. Video: College Course Teaches Violent Union Tactics, The Hot Joints, April 25, 2011
  22. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/lady-gaga-college-class_n_712540.html