Penn Course Requires Students to Waste Time on the Internet

“Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory.”

This is why Penn is ranked 19th in the world, folks.

Aptly-named “Wasting time on the Internet,” the real-life course will be offered by the Ivy League school’s English department during the upcoming spring 2015 semester.

“Students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs.”

And oh yeah: “Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory.”

I’d like to introduce myself to Penn’s English faculty, and let them know I’ve been doing doctorate-level work in this field already. I can’t even remember what this blog post is supposed to be about. Alas, though, it’s too late to raise Penn’s other high ranking. [CBS Philly]