That the courses a university offers could be ranked as to their usefulness for first-date conversation material later in life. Some of the things you learn at university are wonderful flirtation material. Many are not. The whole of a university’s offering could be rated on this basis.
There will be surprises. Physics can be transcendentally moving (and yet incredibly fucking boring). Intro to English Lit will be high on the list (novels and poems and words, oh my). Economics and Management papers will languish in the murky depths. Philosophy is a double-edged flirtation sword, as like to put the wielder’s eye out as to pierce the listener’s heart. Anthropology tends towards the icky, Psychology towards the gauche. Film Studies students dwell in a bubble (interesting so long as they only talk to each other).
Astronomy (the hands-down, flat-out, knickers-off winner)
History (the good bits)
Mathematics / Music double majors
Philosophy (but only the dreamy metaphysics scholars, not the uptight reason and argument types)
SO MUCH PROMISE, SO RARELY REALISED
Anything Commerce touches. Especially Accounting, Management and Marketing.
Engineering of all stripes
Library and Information Management
Professor Green’s counter-proposition:
“It has always astonished me that an ancient people are only as interesting as the anthropologist who studies them.” Roger C. Green