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Of the works of the Harvard University Press, few are as little read as the course catalogue. Most students will carefully examine only a few of the 515 pages in this year's edition. They stay on familiar grounds, looking for the most part only at the courses 15 or 20 numbers removed from those they took last year.
This is a shame: the catalogue deserves better. Untold gems of intellectual satisfaction await those few undergraduates who each year devote hours to finding intriguing and pleasurable course offerings apart from the usual dull run. When these diligent readers complete their perusal of the catalogue, they can anticipate an exhilarating year staking out a claim on those fields of academic endeavor which lesser spirits unwittingly pass by. To distribute this satisfaction more equitably, we here present a collection of this year's catalogue's finest moments.
Economics 208. Improving the Breed. M-S at 1:45. Professor James Morgan, Associate Professor Aloysius D. Matthews, and members of the staff. Comparative models for maximizing utility in a system with equine variables. (Tuition for this course will vary with the skill of the student: most will pay between $10 and $75 per meeting.)
Government 111a. Revolution A. Occasional meetings in University Hall. Dr.---- and members of the Progressive Labor staff. The theory and practice of working class revolutions. This course may not be taken in conjunction with Government 111b.
Government 111b. Revolution B. Occasional meetings in Massachusetts Hall. Dr.---- and members of the Revolutionary Youth Movement staff. The theory and practice of anti-imperialist revolutions in the United States and elsewhere. This course may not be taken in conjunction with Government 111a.
Religion 1. The Protestant Spirit. Sun. at 10. Dr. N. M. Pusey, A guide to prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance, piety, wisdom, and genteel behavior.
Classics 213. The Roman Orgy. Sat. at 11 p. m. Professor R. F. Kochsman. An evening of mutual exploration open to uninhibited couples seeking new pathways of mutual satisfaction. Some preference given to AC/DC.
Music 135a. Contemporary Music I. MWF at 11. Mr.----. The history of Rock Music from August, 1965, to February, 1966.
Music 135b. Contemporary Music II. TTH at 11. Mr.----. The history of rock music from March to September, 1966.
Government 147. Cambridge: A City and its Universities. Mon. at 5. Mr. Alfred E. Vellucci. A review of three and a third centuries of oppression, brutality, and general nastiness. Special consideration will be given to the feasibility of removing Harvard University to Greater Barrington, Mass.
Social Relations 197. Female Chauvinism. MWF at 12. Mr. H. H. Hefner. Sociological and psychological exploration of historical techniques which females have used to bind and dehumanize males, with particular attention to the back-to-the-womb wish, the dark lady theme, and chicken soup. The course will draw heavily upon the writings of female chauvinists; vis. Jane Addams, Carrie Nation, Gloria Steinem, and Betty Crocker.
Comp Lit. 299c. Miscellany. TTH at 12. Professor Harry Buckley-Berthoff. Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe, Tom Wolfe.
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