Occasionally we come across a class offered at a college somehow tied into mainstream music or a certain performing artist...that just seems so outlandish and unbelievable, yet they are real.

Today I've compiled a list of classes where you can guess if these are ACTUAL courses, or something we just made up. Here we go...

"Bruce Springsteen's Theology" . . . Real

 

"Papa Don't Preach:  An Anthology of the Political Teachings of Madonna" . . . Fake

 

"Is It Important:  The Absurd Popularity of Radiohead" . . . Fake

 

"Being a Belieber:  The Bandwagon in the Cult of Social Media" . . . Fake

 

"GaGa for Gaga:  Sex, Gender, and Identity" . . . Real

 

"The Sociology of Hip-Hop:  The Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z" . . . Real

 

"Sex, STDs, and the Pathology of Tommy Lee" . . . Fake

 

"Rihanna:  A Feminist Critique" . . . Fake

 

"Commercialism, Over-commercialism, and Gene Simmons" . . . Fake

 

"The Beatles, Popular Music and Society" . . . Real

 

"Learning from YouTube" . . . Real

 

"YouTube Commenters:  Racism and Bigotry in Anonymity" . . . Fake

 

"Master of Arts in Popular Culture" . . . Real

 

"Artlessness, Through the Lens of Yoko Ono" . . . Fake

 

"Milli Vanilli and the Art of the Ruse in the Public Space" . . . Fake

 

"Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture" . . . Real

 

"The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur" . . . Real

 

"Law 101:  The Fundamentals of Ethics and the Legal System, as Told Through the Arrests of DMX" . . . Fake