iTunes U should be its own macOS app.
A Time to Kill iTunes
M.G. Siegler

This makes me wonder about internal Apple politics. Do people running more marginal product lines (iTunes U, Audiobooks, etc) actually want iTunes to be one monolithic piece of junk, so they can force their way into getting some user attention? Put a different way: Is iTunes terrible because there are sufficient incentives for Apple to present it all as a bundle?