A Degree in Coffee?
Inside Higher Ed has an entertaining piece on the advent of a new degree in the critical area of coffee:
Many students and faculty members consider coffee to be essential to their daily existence. The University of California at Davis could be moving toward offering a major in coffee, The Sacramento Bee reported. The university, already known for its research and teaching on wine, has created the Coffee Center. Faculty members will conduct research on such topics as as the genetics of coffee and sensory perception of coffee drinkers. A long-term goal is establishing a major in coffee.
About time too.
Earlier posts have covered similar educational innovations, including the following degrees:
- Viticulture & Enology: Grape Growing and Winemaking
- Comic Art
- Bowling Industry Management and Technology
A previous post on the provision of bonkers degrees and earlier items covered similar ground including a zombie course at the University of Baltimore and a course covering Lady Gaga together with a study of Beyonce. Also we previously looked here at the launch of an MA in Beatles Studies and the offer of a degree in Northern Studies as well as offering a podcast on “bonkers or niche” degrees and an MA in horror and transgression at Derby.
But this coffee development seems particularly well-timed.