University students offered chance to study billion dollar adult film industry

Parents could soon see their children go off to study dirty movies at university after a a new course dedicated to porn was offered to students.

Lecturers at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, are running a course entitled "hardcore pornography" this autumn for the first time ever.

The unusual study module will even see classes sit down and watch blue movies together.

A paragraph introducing the class on the college's online catalogue describes porn as "American as apple pie" and as a billion-dollar industry.

Another part of the blurb for the porn course, which carries three credits towards the Film 300 programme, reads: "We will watch pornographic films together and discuss the sexualisation of race, class, and gender and as an experimental, radical art form."

Some have criticised the move to show porn to students however, with one woman on Twitter writing: "You lost when you called it an “art form”. Sorry that’s some garbage! Second study the 'effects' is one thing! Watching pornography together as a class is absolutely and emphatically disgusting!!!"

Others expressed their concern at pornographic videos being prioritised above more deserving topics, as one said: "When there are so many legitimate problems in the world to be solved, and inspiring things to learn, I’m shocked that trash like this is being offered to students by Westminster.

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"I thought they were better than this."

In a statement to KSL NewsRadio, the college said: “Westminster College occasionally offers elective courses like this as an opportunity to analyse social issues.

"As part of this analysis, Westminster College and universities across the county often examine potentially offensive topics like pornography to further understand their pervasiveness and impact.

"Descriptions of these courses, while alarming to some readers, help students decide if they wish to engage in serious investigation of controversial subjects.”

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