My historical costume professor made us learn the geography of the European countries. I have never heard so much bitching in my life from my classmates about how hard it was to learn, what the point was, and why it would relate to historical costume even though the first half of the class all took place in Europe. Not to mention how pissed my professor was because of the amount of people that failed the quiz. Mind you, it wasn’t like she was making us know every single country. She would take the map and pick out five and ask us to identify them.
Did I mention this was a junior level class at a University?