Photos: Ten new Westword-approved conservative classes for CU-Boulder
This week, CU-Boulder Regent Jim Geddes argued that the university should add more conservative faculty as a way of striking a better ideological balance at the famously liberal institution -- this after CU chose Steven Hayward as the Board of Regents' first "visiting scholar in conservative thought."
But what will these conservative instructors teach? We've come up with a whole new curriculum sure to put students in a right state of mind. Check out the ten suggested, catalog-ready classes below.
ENVS-2001 (4) Global Warming: Hoax, Hooey, Humbug or Boner?
Covers how ecological ideas and principles pertaining to global warming theories are faulty despite scientific evidence that appears to "prove" them. The ecology of environmental concerns ranging from endangered species to global carbon cycling will be reviewed and debunked, with perspectives from physiological, behavioral, population, community and ecosystem ecology ignored in favor of reminders that it's usually still cold during the winter.
JOUR-1004 (3) Contemporary Media Analysis: Fox News
An introduction to the role of Fox News in contemporary society, focusing on the cultural, political, economic and historical context within which its quest for the truth gained such flexibility. Required texts: All Bill O'Reilly books about important people who were shot to death.
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