9 college courses that will have you geeking out and rethinking your major (Huffington Post)

9 college courses that will have you geeking out and rethinking your major (Huffington Post)

7. Farside Entomology – Oregon State University.  Gary Larson’s “The Far Side” cartoons are full of personified animals and insects. OSU professor Michael Burgett uses the humor of Larson’s illustrations to teach his students about the complex nature of insects and their importance to human life. Burgett has been teaching the course for 30 years and often puts the role of teaching in the hands of the students; teams present “their entomological and humanistic interpretation of an entomological cartoon” each week.