6 Wacky Classes

From the science of Harry Potter to how to argue with Judge Judy.

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Also read: The rest of the 2010 MoJo Mini College Guide, plus the 2009 MoJo Mini College Guide.

Course load seem a little heavy? Consider padding your schedule with something on the lighter side.

Arguing With Judge Judy (UC-Berkeley)
Learn about rhetoric through “arguments made by the litigants that are utterly illogical, or perversions of standard logic, and yet are used over and over again.”

Extreme Nutrition Makeover (Western Carolina University)
Design your own personal eating plan (chocolate cream pie included).”

The Science of Harry Potter (Frostburg State University)
Examines the magical events in J.K. Rowling’s books and explains them through the basic principles of physics.”

International Summer Camp Traditions (University of Georgia)
“Did you know that in recent history, 90 percent of Russian children attended camp?”

How to Watch Television (Montclair College)
“About analyzing television in the ways and to the extent to which it needs to be understood by its audience.”

Hedge Funds: Their Purpose, Strategies, and Social Value (Princeton University)
For the aspiring Wall Street tycoon. Investment strategies included.

Also read: The rest of the 2010 MoJo Mini College Guide, plus the 2009 MoJo Mini College Guide.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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