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U.S. college offers course that lets students, teachers ‘watch pornography together’

A private liberal arts college in Utah is preparing to offer an entire course on pornography for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year as students will “watch pornographic films together” as part of class discussion.

Westminster College is set to offer the class entitled “Film 300O Porn” and it notes on its website that “hard core pornography” is more popular than “Sunday night football.” 

“Hard core pornography is as American as apple pie and more popular than Sunday night football. Our approach to this billion-dollar industry is as both a cultural phenomenon that reflects and reinforces sexual inequalities (but holds the potential to challenge sexual and gender norms) and as an art form that requires serious contemplation,” the course description notes. 

As part of the class curriculum, students will have to watch pornographic films and have discussions about the sexualization of race, class, and gender, as noted in the description.

“We will watch pornographic films together and discuss the sexualization of race, class, and gender and as an experimental, radical art form,” the course description continues. Students will be able to receive two credits for taking the course, as noted on the school’s website. 

A spokesperson for the university told Fox News that it sometimes “offers elective courses like this as an opportunity to analyze social issues.”

The spokesperson continued, “Westminster College occasionally offers elective courses like this as an opportunity to analyze social issues. As part of this analysis, Westminster College and universities across the county often examine potentially offensive topics like pornography to further understand their pervasiveness and impact.”

“Descriptions of these courses, while alarming to some readers, help students decide if they wish to engage in serious investigation of controversial subjects. This course will help students learn how to think critically about the influence of digital media culture.”

ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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