Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ridiculous...

Another day has gone by. Today it became really nice weather, after 12 o'clock. I had to wear a jacket after a while, otherwise I would burn.

The first class we had today was the Language of Documentary. In this class we will learn everything possible (uhuh...) about documentary: the definition, history, different kinds of documentary, etc. To get our grade for this course, we have to do a written exam (50%) and write an essay of 3000 words (50%). This essay can be about a documentary: it's form, aesthetic (or something like that) and its ideology. So if anyone has seen a great documentary, please tell me! The other option to write an essay about, is to give a critical overview of the documentaries of a certain director.... For Greek standards, this course requires much of a student. In order to write a good essay (the first option), you have to watch the movie over and over again (according to the teacher: about ten times). Also an essay of 3000 words is not written that fast. There will be a moment that you don't know what to write anymore (is my experience). We'll see how it goes....

The other class we had today was TV&Entertainment. This course is a big joke. All we have to do is to attent 8 classes and write 4 essays. One about reality shows, one about soaps, one about children programmes (all from your home country) and the 4th about the differences between (in my case) Dutch and Greek television. Before we have to write one essay, we have a class to discuss that certain topic. When we have to hand in the essay, we go to class, have a little presentation about the essay and turn it in. There are no obligations for this essay, there's no minimum of maximum as regards the number of words. I wonder if there would be an easier way to get your credits. I don't think there is...

Tomorrow, we will have our class 'Globalization and the Arts'. It sounds like a great course, but that was also the case with TV & Entertainment, so we'll see tomorrow...

3 comments:

Tamara said...

TV&Entertainment still does seems like a great course to me...:P

xxx Tamara

Gerben said...

"Grizzly Man", do it about Grizzly Man. Now that's a brilliant documentary!

Moon said...

O there is an easier way to get your credits: studying psychology :P
We still have courses where all we have to do is attend lectures (and that isn't even obligatory) and do a 40-questions-multiple-choice-exam. Piece of cake....