Monday, January 16, 2006

Carrie Bradshaw at MIT?

We have enjoyed watching Carrie Bradshaw and all her friends for years on Sex and the City. Their antics, relationships, lifestyle, and the clothes have been the topic of many a watercooler conversation. Long after the television series had its finale, and after being in syndication for a couple of years, it is now the topic of a college course. "It is a serious class," instructors say, "examining the show's unorthodox treatment of issues such as marriage, dating, sex, gender roles, and career and family balance," according to an article in the Boston Globe.

But this is not just any college, not the community college down the street, or an all-girls school, this is Massachusetts Institute of Technology, otherwise known as MIT. The same MIT that can boast:

  • one of the leading research universities in the country
  • creation of modern food preservation processes
  • chemical synthesis of penicillin and vitamin A
  • development of inertial guidance systems
  • 61 Nobel Prize winners
I guess the brainiacs/geniuses need a break from all that research and creation and development, a break to enjoy and discuss an entertaining television series. At a tuition of $32,100 per year, though, I believe they could buy the whole series on DVD and come out a whole lot better.

Huh, we actually have something in common with the folks at MIT, imagine that…


jellyhead said...

I feel smarter already. I mean, I watched lots of those episodes, too!

Motherkitty said...

But, will this class lessen the divorce rate or teach people how to love each other better?

What a waste of time, talent, and resources. I agree that students should just buy the DVD (if and when it comes on the market). Not only would they learn something, but they would be entertained.