MS 190: Authorship is the course website for the Fall 2006 Media Studies senior seminar at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Our last registration
In just a few weeks, we'll be through with fall semester... which also means we'll be second-semester seniors. Am I the only person who feels like this happened really, really quickly?
Anyway, registration this morning was the easiest it's ever been, but in some ways I feel like I wasted it. I didn't sign up for any of those coveted classes, the ones that only seniors get into... I mean, Senior Thesis was a given, so there wasn't any surprise that I got into THAT one, and aside from that, I'm taking two Art History classes to complete my minor. I also registered for a couple electives which I may or may not end up dropping... plus some P.E. classes in hopes that I'll suddenly get inspired to work out on a regular basis.
But a part of me feels like I should have used my 9:30 AM registration time to get into one of those classes that fills up on the first day... which always seemed to be the kind that I registered for (and didn't get into) during previous semesters. Ohhhh well.
Here's the final verdict:
-Senior Thesis (eeek)
-Intro Art History: 1200-Present (with all the freshmen!)
-Tradition & Transformation: Native N. American Art & Culture
-The Art of Living (Religious Studies)
-National Stereotypes in Advertising (German Studies)
Yeahhh, that's a lot of classes. But I can always drop one...or two... but hopefully not three...
I sort of wish I'd signed up for more Media Studies stuff. I decided to minor in Art History last year, and I'm so close to getting it done at this point that it seems worth it just to finish it (even if it means taking an intro class that I'm not 100% psyched about). But I wish I could have taken a film class with Alex Juhasz at Pitzer, or Digital Art with Mark Allen, or another photography class, or... the list could go on and on. But I'm excited about National Stereotypes in Advertising, since I haven't analyzed ads (at least not at part of a class) since MS49. (Speaking of advertising, everyone should read this book.)