News From Paul’s Class:

December 21, 2012

With just a couple weeks to go, classes are now in their final push. In Americana, the international students have finished up their look at Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, and are turning to something a bit lighter: The House at Pooh Corner. We’ve been reading the first few chapters, analyzing the plot and characters, and now the students are working on writing their own chapters using the characters of Winnie-the-Pooh.

My Arts of China and Tibet class is also wrapping things up. 5000 years of Chinese history is hard to deal with in just one semester, but we’re working on the Ming and Qing dynasties now and hopefully we’ll make it up to Mao by the end of next week. Students are also working on final projects that compare the way a cultural art was expressed between two different times or places in Chinese and Tibetan history.

Finally, Digital A/V Production is finishing up their music video projects. It’s exciting to see their ideas culminate in something tangible, and I’m looking forward to sharing the videos online. Although some of the students came into the class with much more experience than others, I think it’s safe to say that all of them have learned a great deal about rhythm, digital music, and music/video editing technology.

Previous post:

Next post: