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Colleges find juicy titles swell enrollment

Many opt for courses like 'Economics of Sin'

Transfer student Zach Barron registered for the fall semester with Eric Sacca of the bursar’s office at Suffolk University. Transfer student Zach Barron registered for the fall semester with Eric Sacca of the bursar’s office at Suffolk University. (Bill Brett for The Boston Globe)
By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / September 8, 2009

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Boston College German studies professor Michael Resler went searching for a way to boost flagging interest in his “German Literature of the High Middle Ages’’ class a few years ago, and settled on the idea of simply giving the course a sexier name. The resulting “Knights, Castles, and Dragons’’ nearly tripled enrollment. (Full article: 877 words)

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