University to offer ‘Demystifying the Hipster’ class

Katherine Timpf
Former Reporter

  • Tufts will offer students the chance to become hipster sociologists.
  • Students will be asked to study literature from 1957 through the present, as well as film, fashion, and music.
  • The class is offered through the school's "Experimental College."
  • Next semester, Tufts University in Boston will offer a class called “Demystifying the Hipster,” which promises to make students “critics and sociologists of today’s hipster culture.”

    “What exactly is (or was) the hipster?” asks the course description on the official college website. “Are hipsters part of a counter-culture, or are they just another marketing niche in the mainstream? How can we tell the difference?”

    "Are hipsters part of a counter-culture, or are they just another marketing niche in the mainstream? How can we tell the difference?"   

    Students will study literature from 1957 through the present in attempt to answer these questions. They will also study film, fashion, music, the “history of the hipster,” and “develop their own canon of hipster art.”

    “Demystifying the Hipster” is a one-credit course offered through the school’s “Experimental College.”

    Students who take courses through the “Experimental College” earn regular credit that count towards graduation.

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    Katherine Timpf

    Katherine Timpf

    Former Reporter
    Katherine Timpf is a former reporter for Campus Reform. Kat currently works for National Review and Fox News, where she regularly appears on hit programs such as Outnumbered, Fox and Friends, and The Greg Gutfeld Show. She is also a stand-up comic, and performs at venues throughout the country.
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