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23 July 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy
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So, as you may know, our own mithveaen a-hard-days-night-george-7 is a [really effin' groovy] teacher who on occasion uses the Beatles to help students expand their knowledge, which is a pretty effin' cool way of teaching.

Hearing about this has caused me to have a Beatles-in-schools research rage on the interwebs; and did you know that there are EFFING COLLEGE COURSES on the Beatles?!?! (You probably did, but this is a really great discovery for me, so just… act excited.)

Do you know of any other Beatles-related education things? Are any of you thinking of taking one, or have you already? I think everyone on this site would most likely school the teacher if we took that class, though.

I also discovered this: The Maharishi University of Management. (Why have I not heard of this before?)

Sorry if the title confused you… I was trying to think of a good one, but the ones I thought of just seemed like the thread was about how the four acted in school and things. Like "The Beatles 101" is less confusing. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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23 July 2010
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You can even get a BA degree in Beatleology from Liverpool Hope University. You can read about it here. Most schools have at least a class - wish I had taken that for my humanities credit rather than the Modern Middle East. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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23 July 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy said:

So, as you may know, our own mithveaen a-hard-days-night-george-7 is a [really effin' groovy] teacher who on occasion uses the Beatles to help students expand their knowledge, which is a pretty effin' cool way of teaching.

 


 

*blushing* Thanks FT!

 

Actually I have to say that of using Beatles songs to make students improve their English is nothing new, the rhythm of a lot of their songs is perfect to practice your pronunciation and I love to do it because I love the Beatles (and I take advantage of many and many more teens in my city that love them). 

Now regarding your question, I'd love to take a course to analyze Beatles songs. Imagine the final exam : Please write an essay with the following topic "What did John mean to say with 'I Am The Walrus'". Awesomeee

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23 July 2010
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My wife became a doctor (clinical psychologist) in 2006, and since then I've wanted a doctorate of my own – it bugs me when we get letters addressed to "Dr and Mr…" (not really – I'm not the insecure type). Since The Beatles is pretty much the only subject for which I know loads, I've been considering applying to some universities* to a PhD in some aspect of their music and cultural impact.

I've toyed with some research subject ideas but really haven't the time to devote to it seriously. Maybe when this site's completed (yeah  right) and I've retired from the day job I'll have the time to do it.

Plus I'd get to have my thesis published, and it would rule. Oh well, I can dream.

* Liverpool would be awesome, and would make up for me not getting onto their undergrad English Lit course back in the 90s. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

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23 July 2010
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Joe said:

My wife became a doctor (clinical psychologist) in 2006, and since then I've wanted a doctorate of my own – it bugs me when we get letters addressed to "Dr and Mr…" (not really – I'm not the insecure type). Since The Beatles is pretty much the only subject for which I know loads, I've been considering applying to some universities* to a PhD in some aspect of their music and cultural impact.

I've toyed with some research subject ideas but really haven't the time to devote to it seriously. Maybe when this site's completed (yeah  right) and I've retired from the day job I'll have the time to do it.

Plus I'd get to have my thesis published, and it would rule. Oh well, I can dream.

* Liverpool would be awesome, and would make up for me not getting onto their undergrad English Lit course back in the 90s. Not that I'm bitter or anything.


 

Why not? I mean I've read all the stuff in Beatles Bible and it's awesome!! Anyway I guess a well written book from the Beatles with an interesting topic can find an editor right?

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
23 July 2010
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I'm wishing to study Oriental studies, because I'm a Japan freak; but two things against it are:

 

1. the only university here in Baires which have this is a catholic (I'm agnostic)

2. You should pay for study (Latin America, specially Argentina, has a strong free-educational policy).

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
24 July 2010
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Marcelo said:

I'm wishing to study Oriental studies, because I'm a Japan freak; but two things against it are:

 

1. the only university here in Baires which have this is a catholic (I'm agnostic)

2. You should pay for study (Latin America, specially Argentina, has a strong free-educational policy).


What exactly is agnosticism? 
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24 July 2010
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MrBig said:

Marcelo said:

I'm wishing to study Oriental studies, because I'm a Japan freak; but two things against it are:

 

1. the only university here in Baires which have this is a catholic (I'm agnostic)

2. You should pay for study (Latin America, specially Argentina, has a strong free-educational policy).


What exactly is agnosticism?
 

From Merriam-Webster.com:

agnosticism

Function: noun
Etymology: Greek agn?stos unknown, unknowable, from a- + gn?stos known, from gign?skein to know — more at know
Date: 1869

1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>

 

I'm the first one.

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25 July 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy said:

Hearing about this has caused me to have a Beatles-in-schools research rage on the interwebs; and did you know that there are EFFING COLLEGE COURSES on the Beatles?!?! (You probably did, but this is a really great discovery for me, so just… act excited.)


Oh my heck. That is awesome. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

25 July 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

A Fiendish Thingy said:

Hearing about this has caused me to have a Beatles-in-schools research rage on the interwebs; and did you know that there are EFFING COLLEGE COURSES on the Beatles?!?! (You probably did, but this is a really great discovery for me, so just… act excited.)


Oh my heck. That is awesome.
 

What college is this?
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25 July 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

A Fiendish Thingy said:

Hearing about this has caused me to have a Beatles-in-schools research rage on the interwebs; and did you know that there are EFFING COLLEGE COURSES on the Beatles?!?! (You probably did, but this is a really great discovery for me, so just… act excited.)


Oh my heck. That is awesome.
 

 

Hahaha thanks! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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25 July 2010
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MrBig said:


What college is this?
 

 

A bunch of colleges have them. I'm not sure which college it was when I found out about the courses, but I'm sure that there's more than just one.

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25 July 2010
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Marcelo said:

I'm wishing to study Oriental studies, because I'm a Japan freak; but two things against it are:

 

1. the only university here in Baires which have this is a catholic (I'm agnostic)

2. You should pay for study (Latin America, specially Argentina, has a strong free-educational policy).


 

Nice. I'm going to college next month, hoping to be a doctor, lawyer, or dentist (I'm addicted to Nitrous Oxide enough to be a dentist).

I'm also planning on learning to sing through the college because its something Ive always wanted to do.

25 July 2010
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The CREeK said:

Marcelo said:

I'm wishing to study Oriental studies, because I'm a Japan freak; but two things against it are:

 

1. the only university here in Baires which have this is a catholic (I'm agnostic)

2. You should pay for study (Latin America, specially Argentina, has a strong free-educational policy).


 

Nice. I'm going to college next month, hoping to be a doctor, lawyer, or dentist (I'm addicted to Nitrous Oxide enough to be a dentist).

I'm also planning on learning to sing through the college because its something Ive always wanted to do.


 

Cool, don't forget the beer and the girls, it's a must.

By the way, I'm addicted to Nitrous Oxide enough to be a librarian. Choose whatever carreer you want, you'll be OK.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
25 July 2010
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(shudders) I HATE N2O.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

25 July 2010
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Marcelo said:

The CREeK said:

Marcelo said:

I'm wishing to study Oriental studies, because I'm a Japan freak; but two things against it are:

 

1. the only university here in Baires which have this is a catholic (I'm agnostic)

2. You should pay for study (Latin America, specially Argentina, has a strong free-educational policy).


 
Nice. I'm going to college next month, hoping to be a doctor, lawyer, or dentist (I'm addicted to Nitrous Oxide enough to be a dentist).

I'm also planning on learning to sing through the college because its something Ive always wanted to do.


 
Cool, don't forget the beer and the girls, it's a must.

By the way, I'm addicted to Nitrous Oxide enough to be a librarian. Choose whatever carreer you want, you'll be OK.


 

OH NO! My straightedge lifestyle is FU*KED!

1 August 2010
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MrBig said:

What college is this?
 


 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/educ.....university

I can't find much on the Liverpool Hope University site itself. Maybe they dropped the course. There is this though: http://www.hope.ac.uk/internat.....y-usa.html

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1 August 2010
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Oh OK. Found this: http://www.hope.ac.uk/prospect.....society-ma

"Career opportunities"... a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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Some of us have taken classes about the Beatles!

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....niversity/

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