Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I could have studied garbage in college?

A friend just sent me this article on strange college courses. One offered at Santa Clara University explores "The Joy of Garbage." Nice!

Santa Clara University

The Joy of Garbage is a Santa Clara University course that actually deals with real science through the lens of garbage. Students study decomposition, what makes soil rot, the chemicals that give garbage an unpleasant odor, and they also learn about sustainability when it comes to the things we throw away. Classes don’t just study household garbage either, there’s also a section on nuclear waste. And topping things off there are even field trips, with students visiting local sanitation plants and landfills.

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