Ohio State offers SLAVIC 2230 – Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight. The course covers “changing approaches to evil as embodied in vampires in East European folk belief & European & American pop culture; function of vampire & monster tales in cultural context, including peasant world & West from Enlightenment to now.”
Sample online review:
“The class was not nearly as much about vampires as I was led to believe.”
The course description for a previous incarnation of the vampire class says:
You will learn about how different religions, cultures, historical epochs, and important thinkers have envisioned Evil over the ages. You will be able to discuss, compare, and contrast these visions of Evil. This will give you the ability to think about the problem of Evil on your own.
Pop quiz! Is this course:
- A) Preparation for modern life and the workplace?
- B) Another reason a liberal arts education is worthless?
- C) None of the above.