I started this class not knowing what it was about, I took it because I just needed this credit to complete my major. I never take anything seriously, to be honest I really don’t like school, I never have. The only reason I go to school is because society says that to get a good job and be successful you first must spend thousands of dollars on something that you will never need again. I thought this would just be a class I could breeze through not really do anything, when I read the description it seemed a lot better then the other classes but on the first day of class I was blown away. I thought I would never be able to do anything in this class. I thought this was the worse decision ever, but after the first two weeks I thought to my self this is really teaching me to open my mind and look into the world in a new way.
Like everybody else we all started this course on the same day in the same way, we all logged onto angel and read what this course was about. I wrote my first blog on Monday September 10th. This was the first blog I have ever written in my life, I don’t like to ever right anything and I’m not one of those people who share things on the internet. I didn’t write much in this first blog mostly because I had no clue what I was doing. I wrote about what type of messages toy give out to children, I never look at a toy in that way. I never knew that kids actually took something away from playing with a toy. During this first blog it really taught me to think out side the box along with all these other readings during this class.
There were many different ideas and social things in life I did not know before taking this class. After taking this class I thought to my self everything we talked about in these reading or basically anything about this class I have seen in my life. After writing the many blogs I started to see everything I was writing about all
around me. I noticed a difference in the way I thought of things they showed on T.V. I pointed out all the commercials that were just pointing out how powerful men are suppose to be and how beautiful women are suppose to look. There are many reality T.V. shows out there today and all of them have the same idea, the men are the good looking ones with money and are strong and women always have a bunch of different problems as the show goes on. If this class taught me any thing I would be writing for many days, I could write pages about every little topic we went over and I hate writing but I could also talk about everything.
The blog I wrote about friendships really made me look at my own friendships and everything I’ve been through with them. Every body has friends, I have a ton of friends. I also have a very close circle of friends of about 15 people, between us there is a good mix of males and females. Going back to the question can a male and a female be friends with out any romance connection or any flirting going on. My experience is that if you are good friends with someone of the opposite sex there is always going to be flirting going on whether you see it or not. This part of the class really opened up my eyes seeing that most relationships between friends of opposite sex almost always have some sort of comfortable flirting going on go between friends.
In another section of this class I never knew all the ads you see on T.V. about being skinny or being fit really took a toll on young females. Most of the time when you hear a young female say shes fat when she is only 100 pounds, you think shes is just being crazy and you don’t really think about it. But now when I see all these shows and commercials about looking thin and sexy I realize that’s where these young female get all this from. It a sickness that the media builds up in these young minds and manipulates the way they think. It is very sad to see so many people think there is something wrong with them just because they don’t look like people on T.V..
This class was a type of class that makes you think about life, it makes you wonder, wonder if you were someone else or in somebody’s shoes walking there life. If there was something I could change about this class it would be to make there less work for the students to do, it’s not only that we just want less work but we also have 6 other classes that require a ton of work too. Not to take anything away from Doctor G she did a great job, but there was just a lot of work required. If there was anything I could take away from this class it would be to not look at anything in just one way, take a minute think about all the ways you look at something. I know this blog was suppose to be a reflection on this class and what have I learn but the truth is what haven’t we all learn, through all our life experiences and through all the different eye opening ideas this class showed us, I think Doctor G did a great job. Thanks.
Although I did not have any citations or references I believe I should get an A for this post because of the experience and knowledge I took away from this class, Thanks Doctor G