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College in a Nutskull: A Crash Ed Course in Higher Education

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He's back. Anders Henriksson, author of The New York Times bestseller Non Campus Mentis (retitled Ignorance Is Blitz), returns with even funnier, nuttier, more outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students. And it's a hoot that covers all subjects of the core curriculum, including: American History: "The Underground Railroad was built as the nation's first public transit system." Art: "Cubism is art from Cuba." Religion: "Moses led his Islams out of Egypt. Bananas from heaven ...

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Overview

He's back. Anders Henriksson, author of The New York Times bestseller Non Campus Mentis (retitled Ignorance Is Blitz), returns with even funnier, nuttier, more outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students. And it's a hoot that covers all subjects of the core curriculum, including: American History: "The Underground Railroad was built as the nation's first public transit system." Art: "Cubism is art from Cuba." Religion: "Moses led his Islams out of Egypt. Bananas from heaven arrived to feed the hungry people. These events are described in the Book of Zeus." Philosophy: "Plato did his thinking in the Cave of Al Gore." Economics: "The theory of surplus value is Marx’s idea that you always shop with coupons." Music: "Bach's sacred choral music includes the B Minor Mess. . . . All one million of his famed works can be found in his BMW. He had over one hundred children and was, of course, very famous for his work with his organ. Two of his successful sons were Jesus Christ Bach and Bacherini." Literature: "Jay Gatsby moved to East Egg because it would be a good place to raise his chickens." And Psychology—or is it Theater Arts: "Most people are either straight, gay, or thespian."

Published in the irresistible form of a spiral notebook, a pure parody of a course-by-course study guide (complete with doodles), College in a Nutskull is stuff that just cannot be made up—bloopers and blunders and desperate attempts to bluff the right answer, woven together to give a hilarious, unintentionally brilliant report on the state of American higher education. A comedy, that is, for anyone not paying tuition. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761154655
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/8/2010
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 702,693
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anders Henriksson is a professor of history at Shepherd College in West Virginia. Author of Ignorance Is Blitz, he has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and National Public Radio. He and his wife live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Contents:

Introduction

1. Religious Studies
Bananas from Heaven

2. Philosophy
The Rule of Thump

3. Psychology
Neutering Mothers

4. Music
With a Song in Our Hair

5. Art
Pigment of the Imagination

6. English Literature
Seminole Works

7. Language
Rope Learning

8. Ancient & Medieval History
The Bluebonnet Plague

9. Modern European History
Prancing on Thin Ice

10. American History
Business Unusual

11. The Modern World
The Beer Hall Pooch

12. Government
Dude Process

13. Political ScienceA Night at the Revolution

14. Anthropology & Sociology
Upherd Mobility

15. Economics
Grosser National Products

16. Geography
Out There Somewhere

17. Science & Technology
Critical Mess

Random Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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