Friday, November 24, 2006

Spooky Paradigm in Academia

I have proposed a course regarding the Spooky Paradigm, to teach here at Tulane. I don't want to say anymore until the proposal is rejected or approved.

But I would not be the only person teaching a course along these lines. Stanford has a course on cryptozoology. So does Baylor. A professor at California University at Pennsylvania leads ghost hunts, though doesn't teach classes about them. An entire society interested in the topics Spooky Paradigm covers, the Society for Scientific Exploration, includes about 800 members from academia, and as mentioned in a recent profile, some of those members teach on the topic. On the other hand, Princeton has closed its paranormal studies lab after a number of years. The Fresno Adult School has Paranormal Studies 101: Investigating Ghosts and Hauntings.

Edit: As discussed later in the blog, My course CSAN 291 Monster Hunters, Ufologists, and Vampire Slayers has been approved for Summer 2007.

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