DR 101, Introduction to Beer, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Corequisite: DR 101-L
Introductory course in directed drinking, intended primarily for freshmen escaping parental supervision for the first time. The four basic food groups (Budweiser, Miller, Heineken, and Coors) are investigated and compared. The physiology of beer, including bladder control, projectile vomiting. Staff.
DR 101-L, Introduction to Beer-Lab, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
KEGGER!!! May be repeated for credit Staff.
DR 235, Drinking and the Environment, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Survey of the ecological effects of getting ’faced. Drinking and seamanship: When should a supertanker captain say "when"? Fraternity initiation binge drinking as social Darwinism. Alcohol and petroleum depletion, with special attention to the amount of inebriation necessary to make driving through downtown LA at 115 MPH seem like a good idea. Hazelwood, King.
DR 301, Intermediate Beer, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Corequisite: DR 301-L
A practical examination of the ethos of beer drinking. Drinking games as means of speeding intoxication, with special attention to Quarters, Shotgunning, and Hi Bob. Beer economics: six-packs, cases, or kegs? A sociological examination of the role of beer in Southwestern culture: Longnecks and rednecks. Staff.
DR 301-L, Intermediate Beer-Lab, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
To-GA! To-GA! To-GA!... May be repeated for credit Staff.
DR 325, Aesthetics of Alcohol, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Why does the world look better through the bottom of a booze bottle? The role of liquor in allowing dull, ugly people to get dates is discussed. Why bad bar bands prefer to wait until the audience is half in the bag to begin playing. Includes an in-depth analysis of country music. Richards.
DR 334, Philosophy of Beer, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
The great questions of Western civilization as relates to getting snockered. Why is American beer like making love on the beach? Did the genesis of light beer literally involve incontinent goats? Can any man truly own beer, or does one merely rent it? What is truth when you are trying to buy beer with fake ID? Bailey.
DR 407, Ethanolpolitik, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Case studies of the role of alcohol in international government. The effect of vodka on pre- and post-communist Russian economic chaos. The importance of slivovitz (plum brandy) in the political stability of the Balkans. The course concludes with a detailed examination of 20th century French military history. Thompson.
DR 410, Gastromusicology, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
The art of the belch. Practical performance technique is emphasized; students are given private instruction to help develop timbre, endurance, and pitch. The methods of the masters are studied, with special attention to the early works of Belushi. In addition to a class concert, each student is required to give a solo recital; this recital must include one classical piece, one contemporary piece, and one selection from the compositions of Gilbert and Sullivan. McMahon
DR 499, Distinguished Speakers Series, 1 cr, 1 cl hrs
Lecture series featuring recognized experts in the field of alcohol absorption. Previous speakers have included Boris Yeltsin (honorary degree recipient), numerous members of the Kennedy family, and David Crosby’s original liver. To be announced.