The cluster. Mass media and society, American film history, english101/103. This semester my advisor had recommended me to take a cluster. These classes were very interesting.
English101/103. As I started the semester I had imagine that for these classes I was going to be doing a lot of writing ..... on paper. Pages of essays, a bunch of books, a lot of research but I was wrong. Since the class started we joined a blogger. Which is was kind of interesting since I never had one. This class has basically thought me a few things like blogging, a little of philosophy, and how us as class can help one another.
Blogspot.com, The semester started with this. I was kind of skeptical about the idea. I was used to only the teacher/professor being able to see my work. Everything I put on this website would be seen by anyone. Including rough drafts, unfinished work etc. But afterwards I got the hang of it. I like it. You get to see other people’s ideas, who agrees with yours and who sees it different. The blogger was another good idea since we didn’t have to hand in paper work. Not only is it good for the economy, computers make it much easier to give your work in, or post it. The book we were reading was kind of confusing in a way, Philosophers explaining their ideas on how we could be in the matrix. Not only did they make me question earth but they taught me to think outside the box.
Mass Media and society, Class was actually one of my favorite. Since the subjects we talked about were really in my interest. I’m interested in communication studies although I’m very quiet. We researched people who have had impact in the world of media. Examples John Dewey, Marshall McLuhan etc . The talking about how everything in the media is used to manipulate people, how sad it is that a lot of people let this happen. Commercials, News, programs everything is limited to us. One thing that really caught my attention was the book he was talking about[don’t remember the name] “how the point of life is that there is no point.”
American film history. This class I would say was my least favorite. Just because im not interested in film as much as regular people would be. It was good knowing how people in the 20’s saw movies and how they were made. How much they developed thru out the years. How the change has been drastic. But it really isn’t my interest. I would recommend this class to people that are interested in films. People that would want to become directors or actors, because the class is very insightful when it comes to the dynamics and structure of film.
In conclusion this cluster was actually my first semester in college , and I really liked it. Im not sure how work outside of the cluster would really work since the teacher in the cluster actually communicate with each other.
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