January 3, 2005 In the first part of a series on popular college courses, NPR's Anthony Brooks sits in on a Harvard law history class that's in such demand that students must enter a lottery to attend.
January 4, 2005 Gary Larson's "The Far Side" cartoons delighted in placing bugs in hilariously human situations. A scientist at Oregon State University uses Larson's cartoons to help students learn — and laugh — about insects.
January 6, 2005 At the Colorado School of Mines, one of the premier engineering schools in the country, some students are setting aside their calculators and putting on their creative-thinking caps. Professor Joanne Greenberg's fiction writing class offers technically oriented students a chance to explore their artistic side. Hear NPR's Jeff Brady.
January 7, 2005 A University of North Carolina professor is doing his best to shatter the myth that physics classes are difficult boring. In one example, Richard Superfine has students pretend to be a train to demonstrate magnetic levitation.