Well, it has been a long semester. I am glad to say that it is almost coming to a close for me. I have some bumpy points during this class, but more than half of the time I would say I enjoyed it. The theory portion was very engaging. At least, I can honestly say I learned new material. At least half of the Theory Toolbox was new to me. I just wish the writers would have been more clear with what they wanted to say. There were times I had difficulty following them because they would go off on tangents. The blogging was very new to me. I am not very good with technology, so that was a challenge. At least I feel as if I am getting better. I was very pleased to have the opportunity of exploring one of my favorite movies, Taxi Driver, in an academic setting. I have never engaging the film from that perspective, so I was intrigued. I actually had a lot of fun discussing my research with friends, and hearing some of their readings of the film. I know I went off on a tangent at point talking about my CRC and the Freudian penis thing, but I was very excited. I took this class because it is mandatory, but that mean I was reluctant. I have taken many upper level courses, but I knew the best attitude for this one was to be open. For the most part, an in spite of the bumpy moments, I am pleased with everything. I would recommend this to other students even if it were not mandatory. In fact, I wish more non English majors would take it. It makes for a introduction for the discipline and shows others how the English studies functions.
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