Accuracy in Media’s sister organization—Accuracy in Academia—has joined the online education world with its launch last week of its first course, “Sex, Lies and Women’s Studies.” The course consists of six short lecture sessions, targeted at students who are looking for an alternative to the usual left-wing curricula found at most colleges and universities.
The classes are modeled after the wildly popular Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), which have sprung up over the last few years, attracting thousands of people desiring to enhance their knowledge without the high cost of college tuition.
Rather than spend 45 minutes or more on lectures that may not be fully viewed by a generation with very short attention spans, Accuracy in Academia opted to limit each class to roughly 10 minutes each, which will increase the likelihood that they will be viewed in their entirety. But that really shouldn’t be a problem based on the top-notch lineup of speakers they have lined up for this effort.
The first class—“Deconstructing Women’s Studies”—features Karin Agness, President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW). It provides an overview of current women’s studies programs and centers, and how they are failing to properly educate college females.
That will be followed on Tuesday by the second lecture—“Losing the War on Poverty”—featuring Star Parker, President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), who addresses the fact that America has lost the war on poverty, and added other social issues to our culture like abortion-on-demand and gay marriage.
Other classes will feature Diana Furchgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute, syndicated columnist and author Mona Charen, Hadley Heath of the Independent Women’s Forum, and Kate Obenshain, an author and political commentator who is frequently seen on Fox News.
The course will be offered for free at www.conservativeuniversity.org, and individual classes will be released on a rolling weekly basis for the next four weeks. In addition to AIA, the “Sex, Lies & Women’s Studies” course is also sponsored by the Independent Women’s Forum and the Network of enlightened Women.
I urge you to watch the videos below, and please spread the word about this important course.