The first part I’d like to address in this blog is the type of project I plan to do for the end of this course. I’m guessing that what I would like to make and my final project would go hand in hand. I am absolutely torn. There are two departments I’m headed towards: the creative piece, and the comedic piece. I love creative writing and I think it is one of my stronger features. If I were to travel down this path, I would most likely do a screenplay (or maybe a pilot episode). However, the comedic side I find so interesting as well. I think what I like most about it is the “why.” Why do we find certain movies or jokes funny? Perhaps I can combine the two…
Although I am still not entirely sure what we will be learning in this class, I am going to take a crack at the “What I’d Like to Learn” part. I suppose I would like to delve into the comedy pool of research. I enjoy how movies, comedians, etc. portray the different stereotypes. More importantly, I am interested to see if the people in this industry do research based on these stereotypes, or research towards how people perceive them, or both, or many neither and I’m way off. If I ever decide to go into film and make something if this nature, I want to educate myself as much as possible on this topic. No one wants to be that ignorant director/writer/producer/insert-title-here. No, no one wants to be THAT guy.
In regards to the most powerful way to connect my individual agenda, it would probably be through my project mentioned above. Whether I get the chance to film it in this class or in the future and submit in to an independent film festival, I think it would be a great way to show people what I will learn in this class.
That’s all for now.
I really don't know what to expect from the class right now. Still trying to recover from the shock of finding myself in a writing class where I have to blog and tweet! I am hear to learn, experience and absorb. I'd like to hear other people's perspectives of race, identity etc. and take that with me into the field as an educator of English Language Learners.
In this course, I would most like to explore a sense of who I am in terms of my race and ethnicity.
Coming from a different country already makes me feel different but coming here at such an early
age I am so "Americanized". I would also like to learn about dealing with different ethnic backgrounds in the classroom. I am a bilingual major and I know that I will deal with many different cultures all at once. I want to learn how to treat everyone equally and make sure that my students feel respected and know that their ethnicity is important. As far as a group project, I think that I would like to work with ethnicity as a relation to who I am or how people identify themselves.