Taking a course? Yes.
But are we to assume that someone searching for "fuzzy widgets" is looking to take a course about manufacturing widgets? That's last thing I would imagine. How many search terms could you think of that that would be the case?
Perhaps when I specified "internal university business", I was unclear. I would assume (maybe that makes me a jack-ass) that someone was looking to take a course they could specify the word "course" in the search as in "fuzzy widgets course".
Imagine searching for "easy dinner recipes" and getting results, HALF of which are course descriptions for the culinary courses at community colleges. How is that relevant? If I was looking to go back to school I would have searched for "culinary courses", "culinary course descriptions" or even "cooking instruction".
How about searching for "day care program" and half the results are course descriptions for child development workshops?
How about searching for "personal injury lawyer" and half the results are of course descriptions from law schools?
I think we can agree that this would be a bit wrong. Wrong as in OBVIUOSLY not what was intended.
As a side note this discussion ignores the fact that the course descriptions that I'm referring to hardly mention the keyword phrases searched for and do not have the anchor text, titles or any other attributees one would expect to see in first page results. Only PR.