I have been to two local community colleges in a state at the bottom three in funding.
Both of them have three to seven professors in that subject.
If your friends badmouth the field, then they are not into it.
I took a class on comparative religions and three on teaching, one of which was almost entirely about Hispanic culture or children’s books being offensive.
No propaganda, nothing. Just an innocent little book about a girl who was super poor in the 1950s because of her race and upbringing, along with how she got her Masters degree.
Also the children’s books were kinda messed up….
“Don’t you dare give anyone a cookie, or they will ask for ten million other things”