Offtackleempire.com LLC, is a business that runs the website offtackleempire.com. It is dedicated to the promotion and discussion of Big Ten Conference sports, of which football is the main content driver and revenue producer.
As part of our agreement with the Big Ten Conference that we promote their athletics programs and the conference as a whole, we are mandated to provide “token” coverage of the academics that are the main function of universities in the United States of America.
So, without further ado, and in conjunction with our B1G series and its week of content devoted to Purdue University, here are some classes that are available to take and our “humorous” thoughts on them.
Credit Hours: 1.00. Students focus on identification and biology of insects associated with turfgrass and ornamental plants. The role of experimentation in applied insect biology is examined. Typically offered Fall.
There are some unfortunate stereotypes that people associate with “city bugs”, but this class aims to dispel those preconceived notions with cold hard facts. Are city bugs softer than country bugs? Do country bugs respect city bugs? You’ll find these and more questions answered typically in the Fall.
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to linear algebra. Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, applications. Not open to students with credit in MA 26200, 27200, 35000 or MA 25100. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
There are a lot of people that take algebra in high school, but the main complaint employers have about their new workers is that there algebra is all over the place. Students who take Linear Algebra at Purdue will not have this issue. Their algebra will be arranged perfectly in a line.
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the Middle Ages through films in various languages and genres from the beginning of film history to the present. Reading literary, historical, legal, and film theory texts in conjunction with the films, students critically analyze representations of the Middle Ages and the cultural context from which these emerge. Typically offered Fall Spring.
This class is actually a secret “no class” that students have been taking at Purdue for an easy A for the last fifteen years. Although the course description makes it seem like this is an actual class, it is not. You see, there were no cameras, no film, no actors, and no movies in The Middle Ages. Therefore there is nothing from The Middle Ages on film.
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is a detailed study of airline management principles and processes. Topics include airline, economics, organization, forecasting, marketing, alliances, pricing, scheduling, finance, fleet planning, labor relations and air freight. Business ethics pertaining to airlines are introduced. Typically offered Fall Spring.
People taking this class are put on a watch list by the government. It takes a special kind of person who chooses a career in airline management, where they will constantly be complained to and about. Our benevolent government wants to keep track of these people for their safety as well as ours.
Credit Hours: 2.00. Groups will identify, design, qualify, and plan a final project relative to existing or emerging issues within applied computer graphics. This project will be done in conjunction with industry and faculty engagement. Activities and experiences will explore related topics such as project planning and management, user expectations, interpersonal communications skills, and quality management.
I’ll tell you what the problems are with Applied Computer Graphics! They apply computer graphics to too many movies these days. I want to see a real car crash and a real explosion. I want to see a squib explode on a guy, not some junk CGI blood spatter.
Credit Hours: 4.00. Extensive practice in writing clear and effective prose. Instruction in organization, audience, style, and research-based writing. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
I never took this class while I attended Purdue. I think it is safe to say that none of the writers here have ever taken a writing or communication class of any kind. If it wasn’t for our rich parents and their connections with the higher-ups at these fine institutions of learning, we would not be able to make so much money writing these great articles.
I would like to apologize to anyone who read this article the whole way through. As I wrote in the introduction, this article was mandated by our overlords at the Big Ten Conference.
Which class do you wish you could have taken?
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