Here’s a brief, interesting article listing other college courses which have incorporated The Simpsons (The Simpsons and Philosophy at Berkeley also gets a brief mention). I especially like the premise for combining The Simpsons within a literature course. If done well, there is certainly a great deal of material to work with.
It sure would be fun to see reading lists and syllabi for some of these courses.
Update: I found the course description for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s course rather interesting. I’m a fan of the Adorno, Barthes, and Matthew Arnold assigned readings. Link: Introduction to Cultural Studies – The Simpsons.