11. Physics for Future Presidents (UC Berkeley)
College is, at its core, designed to prepare students for success in life. This UC-Berkeley class goes one step further and promises to equip its students with skills “that will help you run the world.” The course, “Physics for Future Presidents,” skips the mathematics of real physics, because “future presidents don’t have time for that,” and goes straight to teaching the results of such physical complexities as radioactivity, nuclear weapons, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Presidential Professors Richard A. Miller and Bob Jacobson warn that some of the information absorbed in the class won’t be useful outside of a White House dinner conversation and, oddly enough, consider a football coach to be a world leader, on par with president, diplomat, and Supreme Court justice.