Occidental College's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Course Is Just What The World's Been Missing
Of all the television shows that could be bestowed with their own college class — Buffy the Vampire Slayer , The Simpsons , The O.C. , Six Feet Under — the last I would have ever guessed is this one. But that's the greatest thing about life: Sometimes, just sometimes, the unexpected becomes reality. That's why Los Angeles liberal arts university Occidental College is offering a course on RuPaul's Drag Race , which seeks to "immerse students in the significance and politics" of the long-running Logo series. Now when you spend a whole weekend watching RuPaul marathons, you can just say it's for school!
According to the course description, which is posted on the school's website:
In other words: Just because it's a class about a reality show, don't expect to just be sitting around all day watching RuPaul reruns and making snappy comments like "Ex-squeeze me?"
You can still do all that, of course — as long as you finish the actual work for the class too, and probably write a lot of papers. But still, these will be papers about RuPaul's Drag Race, which means they are on another level compared to normal papers.
The sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race is set to premiere on Logo this February (a fabulous 10-second teaser has already hit the web). As for the course — unfortunately, you need to actually attend Occidental College to take it, so the rest of us will just have to improvise somehow.