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(NEWSER) – If "checking social media, watching cat videos, chatting, and shopping" sounds like how you spend your time when the Man's back is turned, well, leave it to the Ivy League to figure out how to make it a chore. As Yahoo reports, the University of Pennsylvania is now offering a class in something most of us could have advanced degrees in: "Wasting Time on the Internet," and the above quote is straight out of the syllabus.

But there's a catch: Students "will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media, and listservs." At the end of all that surfing, they have to pull "substantial works of literature" out of their Internet-hats.

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