Film and Media Studies: Conspiracy
School: Swarthmore College
Total cost for the 2011-2012 academic year: $53,250 (Tuition is $40,816)
What it covers: Paranoia and conspiracy theories in film and television.
Why it's dumb: You could skip the class, smoke a bunch of pot and watch the complete Twilight Zone box set with your weird uncle who lives off the grid in Michigan and have essentially the same discourse.
What it should prepare you for and does not: The impending UN takeover; 2012; how to cover your tracks when learning the real truth behind the Bush fortune; figuring out who moved to the area when weird things started, how to best assemble an angry mob and learning the most effective ways to shout things like "Get him!"
Possibly career paths: Unibomber copycat, angry mob leader, creepy IT guy, blogger.