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'Far Side' Entomology Class Has Students Abuzz

For the last 20 years, a scientist at Oregon State University has used Gary Larson's cartoons as a teaching tool. The result has been a generation of students learning -- and laughing -- about insects.

If students can laugh about bugs, maybe they won't squash them, Professor Michael Burgett explains.

NPR's Tom Goldman sits in on "Honors College 299 -- Far Side Entomology," as part of a series on some of the nation's most popular college courses.

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