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Florida Man at FGCU

It was bound to happen what with all the weird stories about Florida men doing incredibly odd things. “Florida man throws gator into Wendy’s drive-thru window.” “Florida man banned from pizza shop after too many prank calls.” “Florida man assaults opponent after argument escalates on shuffleboard court.” Hey folks, it’s news, and it’s happening right here in the Sunshine State. So in the fall of 2016, the FGCU Honors program offered an interdisciplinary course called “Florida Man” to examine these peculiar events, why they occur here and what compels these men (and women) to do the things they do. Sociology assistant professor Jan-Martijn Meij and psychology professor Martin Bourgeoise co-taught the well-received course.

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