Some interesting pieces from the story:
--The brothel tour was a natural fit for a class that tells students "don't just study America -- live it."
--This year's focus on Nevada started with a professor's interest in water rights and conservation. It grew to include discussions of the wedding and entertainment industries and, inevitably, prostitution.
Of course it did. With plenty of 'Web-based research.'
--As part of their research, students were assigned "The Beauty Myth," by feminist author Naomi Wolf, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," by Hunter S. Thompson, and a "20/20" episode on prostitution with Diane Sawyer, among other research.
Yes, and PLENTY more 'Web-based research.'
--After a tour and time to mingle, the students packed up gift bags containing a menu of services, a Chicken Ranch key chain and a brochure.
...and a group discount.
Where was this innovative thinking around field trips at MY college?