And I Am The Queen Of Romania
The 18-month pilot project will provide videos, syllabi and transcripts for seven courses beginning in the 2007 academic year. They include "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Fundamentals of Physics" and “Introduction to Political Philosophy."
None of this counts for credit at Yale or any other school, though some of it’s bound to be interesting. Between libraries and the Internet, however, free access to information is almost taken for granted these days. Why did this get so much attention?
Students at Yale -- one of the nation's most exclusive schools and the alma mater of U.S. President George W. Bush -- can be expected to spend nearly $46,000 for this year's tuition, room and board.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share a vital and central part of the Yale experience with those who, for whatever reason, are not in a position to pursue a Yale education at first hand," Yale President Richard Levin said in a written statement.
Ah, yes. A vital and central part of the Yale experience: Old Testament knowledge found in a specific Yale course. Truly high among the list of motivations students have for spending $46,000 this year.
Look, I’ll probably watch a lecture or two when they come out. Just don’t try to tell me I’m soaking in the benefits of Yalehood by doing so, okay?