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Westminster College gets social media attention for offering pornography course

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SALT LAKE CITY – A course offered at Westminster College during the summer semester is attracting attention on social media.

A screenshot of the Westminster Class Catalog webpage on Wednesday morning showed the class description below.

(Screenshot courtesy of Shara Park/ KSL TV)

“American hard core porn like apple pie…and more popular than Sunday night football,” reads a course description at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. The course is being offered for the first time this fall.

Reactions on social media vary from criticism of the class to joking about what the specifics of the class might be.

The Film 300 class is described as approaching the class to examine a “cultural phenomenon that reinforces gender inequality”.

The summer school description states that the class will watch pornographic films and discuss the sexualization of race, class, and gender in pornographic films.

The college provided KSL NewsRadio with a statement. He read:

“Westminster College occasionally offers optional courses like this as an opportunity to analyze social issues. As part of this analysis, Westminster College and county universities often examine potentially offensive topics like pornography to better understand their pervasiveness and impact. Descriptions of these courses, while alarming to some readers, help students decide whether they wish to engage in serious investigation of controversial topics.