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Global Film Musicals

One of my classes this quarter is Global Film Musicals. It's taught by the guy I came to the University of Chicago to study with, and it looks like it'll be lots of fun, despite the weird formatting that caused the registrar to short out and list it with an entirely fictional meeting time in the course catalog. But all that's been ironed out now. It turns out that the class meets twice a day for six weeks, leaving the other four weeks free to devote to our final projects. The morning session runs from 9:00 to 10:20, and the afternoon session runs from 3:00 to 4:20. Lest you recoil in horror at this prospect, I will add that one of these sessions each day will be a discussion session, but one session, we'll watch a Global Film Musical.

Originally, we were going to spend the morning sessions discussing, and the afternoon sessions watching movies. However, one member of the class, who didn't realize what the schedule was going to be (because no one actually thought to mention it anywhere), can't make Tuesday mornings. So, we've been debating how to schedule the movies and discussions to make it worthwhile for everyone. We'll be watching two movies a week, which will be nifty, and it got me thinking about what time of day is best for watching movies in class. I can see merits to both a 9:00 and a 3:00 screening, but I'm wondering what you guys might think. . .

Poll #902371 Quickie Quiz!

So, when would you want to watch the movie?

9:00 -- Who wants to, yecch, think at nine in the morning?
1(9.1%)
3:00 -- Bleh. . . been a long day, low blood sugar, let's turn the academic brain off and watch a movie!
2(18.2%)
9:00 -- Better to see the movie before you discuss it.
6(54.5%)
3:00 -- After the discussion, you'll appreciate the movie more.
2(18.2%)
9:00 -- Other reason
0(0.0%)
3:00 -- Other reason
0(0.0%)

Comments

fafojoy
Jan. 8th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
You pay tuition to watch movies? For real?

Just kidding. I have movie ADD... I have to watch them when its dark outside otherwise there are too many things I'd rather be doing. And even then they usually fail to hold my attention.

Are you going to discuss them before or after? I'd want it close... watch it in the morning and discuss in the afternoon?
frenchpony
Jan. 8th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
I don't pay tuition any more. The school is paying it for me. Yay!

We haven't quite decided what we're going to do, exactly. I think Tuesday will probably be a "screening first" day, because of the girl who can't make Tuesday mornings. I guess we'll see how that works and then decide about Thursdays.

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