After years of petitions and protesting, CSULB will finally recognize “Art 690: History of Flatulence in Art,” and add it to the Fall curriculum. The class has been the subject of great contention for the past 20 years among the staff and faculty, but that all changed with last week’s landmark decision.
“It started off as a joke,” a spokesperson for the campus said. “A student thought it would be funny to round up a big group of friends to fill out request after request in an attempt to have the class added as a class prank or something.”
The student, who shall remain nameless, graduated many years ago, yet his prank lived on. And through the years, the reasoning for continuing the project changed, turning into a battle of students’ right sversus administrative authority.
“It’s about our rights as students, ya know? We should be able to study the things that interest us the most, whether it be art scatological in nature or whatevers. A campus should not impose their rules and regulations on what we want to learn.”
The class will cover the artistic exploration of farts through various mediums throughout history.