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Orange Is the New Class

But watching an entire season of television in one sitting can be productive if it’s homework—as it is for one lucky group of college students in the suburban town of University Center, Michigan. Saginaw Valley State University is slated to offer a new writing class next semester that will give students an opportunity to do something constructive with that binge-watching: get college credit. Orange is the New Black—the Netflix TV series, not the memoir off of which it was based—is being featured as the main “textbook” in Assistant Professor Kim Lacey’s general-education English course next semester on writing about oppression.