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A new University of Chicago class teaches students about traditional and modern-day pirates.
Young, eager men and women attend college to learn about a number of topics: pedology, politics, pirates...
Even after increasing the class size from 90 to 150 students, spots filled quickly. As of Tuesday, only one seat was left.
"As eggheady as our students are, they also are very much of their generation and in touch with mainstream culture," assistant anthropology professor Shannon Lee Dawdy, who teaches the class, told the Chicago Tribune.
The class will also visit the new exhibit at the Field Museum, "Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship," which features the bounty of a nearly 300-year-old wrecked pirate ship.
"It is almost too fun for the University of Chicago," Dawdy joked, "so I will make sure they read a bit of theory each week."
Now students can tell their parents they're learning the three "Arrrrrrrgh"s.