"Make at least two suggestions explaining the possible interaction between the 3 variables: music volume, alcohol consumption and number of condoms sold in pubs and bars. State the dependent variables. Can one or more of the variables be both dependent and independent?"
Do you think this is some kind of tasteless joke? Nope, that's the course assignment I got a couple of days ago. As if there are no better examples to give so we can learn about market research methods. I suppose they thought explaining about prices and variability of products in grocery stores just doesn't do the trick anymore.
This is just one out of many encounters with inappropriate content I've experienced in my 3 years of college. But it's especially disturbing because this is actually a part of the study program. No, it probably doesn't outshine the time when a sex shop sold its produce (as "souvenirs") off a counter that was placed right in the middle of the campus. Or the constant promotion of bars, pubs, shows and parties (during one of which a girl has been raped after someone slipped a drug into her drink). Or the time when one of the teachers included jumping playboy girls in her presentation.
Again and again I ask myself: is college an appropriate place for a young lady? I don't want to be judgmental. I simply tell the facts.