Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Higher education allows young men and women the opportunity to explore hundreds of different career paths through unique courses, programs, and degrees. The University of Missouri is taking unique to a whole new level with a course this semester on sibling incest.  Seriously. The class, “Sibling Incest in Theory and Literature” apparently will examine the complicated and rather difficult topic of sibling relations.  After receiving interesting feedback, the course’s professor Stefali Engelstein defends the subject matter and goal of the course: My class, “Sibling Incest in Theory and Literature” is a humanities course. In the humanities, we investigate the relationships between ideas that arise in the history of human thought in order to better understand complex issues, past and present. There are many different disciplines that have asked where incest taboos come from and how they function. Some examples are anthropology, psychoanalysis, and evolutionary psychology, and we will lo...
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