MCOM 201: Newswriting
FREN 120: Elementary French II
HUM 324: The Modern World: Mid 17th-20th Century
MCOM 490: Mass Communication, Law and Ethics
MCOM 104: Media Ethics & Society
MUSC 111: Chorus (University Singers)
MCOM stands for Mass Communication, my new (ulp) major. Did you know that there is not a math requirement within this major? Holy shit. Who ever heard of a major with no math requirements ? Is that legal?
All MCOM classes are 3 credit hours. Not four. None of them have lab sections. This brings to mind the time that I asked a history-major friend if she had ever taken a class with a lab section in it, and she said no. (NO? What do you mean, no lab? What did you do all day, pick flowers?) This freaks me out a little, as I come from a world of lab sections, math requirements and classes that are four credit hours and take 9,000,000,000,000,000 hours of homework per week (not an exaggeration). There really is a world without math and science…
I won’t actually sign up for classes until I speak with my new advisor and get a permission number that will allow me to register online. But as you can see, I am considering taking 16 credit hours, four more than I have ever taken in a semester before. We’ll see how things develop — and heaven knows I have the whole summer to decide exactly what classes I want to take, and how many credit hours I think I can handle.
I can’t say that I am salivating over this selection. In my new MCOM world, I had hoped to take the Intro to Screenwriting, Copy Editing, Opinion Writing, Editorial Writing, Public Relations and Magazine Writing, NONE of which worked out this semester for one reason or another. Ah well — these classes I’m taking still might end up being fun, as classes unexpectedly do sometimes.
Back to building up that client base…