College Students Must Strip Naked In Order To Pass Final Exam For Graduation

For at least one class presentation it might be best for nervous students speaking in front of the room to “just imagine everyone with their clothes ON.” That’s because a class at the University of California, San Diego in the Visual Arts department requires that they get completely naked with 20 of their classmates and the naked professor in a candle lit room in order to pass the upper level course.  According to the syllabus students must “create a gesture that traces the outlines or speaks about your ‘erotic self(s).’”

Damn, I thought this type of thing was only supposed to happen off campus when you are pledging a fraternity.

This has pic nothing to do with the story, but it is a naked girl in an art class, so there. It's a visual interpretation.

If students don’t get naked for Performing The Self class they fail, which could prevent them from graduating. This has angered the mother of one student who fears her daughter will have an experience she will have to remember the rest of her life.

“To blankly say, ‘You must be naked in order to pass my class’ — it makes me sick to my stomach,” the unidentified mother said speaking to the local news.

UCSD professor Ricardo Dominguez says he has been doing this assignment for the past eleven years and has never had a problem, explaining; “It’s a standard canvas for performance art and body art.”

 “The Naked Professor” should be the title of something.

The class is described by the university as; “"Using autobiography, dream, confession, fantasy or other means to invent one’s self in a new way, or to evoke the variety of selves in our imagination, the course experiments with and explores the rich possibilities available to the contemporary artist in his or her own persona."

This will be really great for students to meditate on later in life when they are sitting in their cubicle.  

This is the building where students must get naked; as if this experience wasn’t terrifying enough.

Fun fact: “Visual Arts” students get naked with some hippie guy in a candle lit room to graduate, yet students who win basketball championships, making millions of dollars for their colleges, while unpaid still can’t call “Basketball” their “major.”

Prof. Dominguez’s colleagues and past students defended the naked final saying it was an elective class, students knew what they were getting into and if they had a problem with the content they had every opportunity to drop it. Other’s called the professor a pervert. But if someone wants to pay $50 grand a year to get naked in a smelly room with your classmates and teacher, who are we to judge?

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Source: Daily Mail