October 20, 2010

Vassar Has 4th Most Ridiculous-Sounding Math Class

Vassar made New York magazine's list of The Ten Most Ridiculous-Sounding Math Classes Currently Offered at Liberal Arts Colleges for the class Mathematics and Narrative. The class comes in at #4 and its description is lifted right from the course catalogue. It is a Freshman Writing Seminar course and taught by Dean of Freshmen Ben Lotto.

Other schools to make the list include Bard (The Mathematics of Chance), Middlebury (Mathematics and Science as Art in Contemporary Theater) and Hampshire (Mathematical Origamist's Toolkit).

Thanks to a reader for spotting this!