New Course at Harvard Law: Understanding Obama


This is not a joke. Harvard Law school will be offering a new course in the 2013 spring semester called “Understanding Obama.” According to The Daily Caller, the professor who will teach the course was a mentor to Barack and Michelle Obama when they were students.

According to the Harvard Law School course catalog, professor Charles Ogletree will be teaching a reading group called “Understanding Obama” for one classroom credit during the 2013 spring term.

“This reading group will focus on the way in which race, religion, and politics have impacted the development of President Obama as a leader,” the Harvard Law School Course Catalog explains. “We will explore his views as a biracial child, his time as a student at Harvard Law School, the successes and failures of his political campaigns, and the way religion and his views on faith nearly derailed his campaign. Finally, time will be spent analyzing the challenges he faces as president of the United States in establishing both his domestic and global policies.” (Read More)

Let’s hope that the course will also include a segment on how Obama’s dealing with being a former president.

Oh, by the way, tuition at Harvard Law School is $47,600 per year.

Update: Wouldn’t this course be more appropriate for psychology studies?