Thanks to Slog tippers Matt, Mary, and Davey for this one: Glenn Beck has officially launched Beck University:

"Beck University is a unique academic experience bringing together experts in the fields of religion, American history and economics," says the announcement on the Beck Web site. "Through captivating lectures and interactive online discussions, these experts will explore the concepts of Faith, Hope and Charity and show you how they influence America’s past, her present and most importantly her future.

The first courses are Faith 101, Hope 101, and Charity 101. You can read professor bios here, and here is the video launching the university, in which Beck promises you'll learn more than you've ever learned:

Book-learnin' just got extreme, folks.