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Media Studies is a crock
My other half did Film and TV Studies and I used to think it was bullshit until I learned she watched a film every wednesday and talked about it afterwards.
She wrote her dissertation on Buffy. I have no doubt she worked as hard as anyone studying a more traditional subject, but by God, the content and syllabus...
I'm well aware of the fact that my view, and the traditional view, of many 'new' subjects is quite reactionary. But having been exposed to a great deal of a top university's Media syllabus, it always seemed to me a great deal of the 'underlying messages' they were investigating really weren't there to start with.
when reading "post-9/11" reviews of Batman. Just because it was made >2001 it doesn't need to be "post-9/11", yeah?
The only advantage is that this missus might not be a geek for music or computer games like me but it totally a geek for movies. Like, "Oscar winners for almost all major awards if given a year" sad. Kinda like my "completed every Sonic game <2003".
that my point is intellectually indefensible. Still a bit difficult to not balk when you've spent all day in the British Library, reading archives and documents on the emergence of homosexual culture in post-Weimar Berlin and come home to find your housemate has been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer all day.
that my point is intellectually indefensible"
My subject wasn't any more relevant to me as a person, but I wholeheartedly believe it is much more relevant and important to a much broader range of people.
i did a history degree, ok. sure, i was interested in it and i've gained a lot of knowledge from it, but with degrees like history, it trains you to use a degree of analytical thought, it trains you to be thorough and the like...what i'm getting at is that it trains you to work in a certain way which is seen as positive in the workplace in graduates
a couple of years ago, i spoke to a media studies lecturer at leeds met (i think leeds met), uni about prospects for media studies graduates. he basically told me that firstly, people trying to get into the media industry would have their chances *harmed* by a media studies degree, because it's not seen as an effective degree for training critical thinkers, or effective workers. he basically said that the more traditional subjects, with the longer standing traditions (for example, history), were seen as training intelligent people well all across industry, and also in the media industry
no, they don't, becuase you're wrong.
i did my degree so i'd have a good degree i'd enjoyed doing that would prepare me for adult life. as it happened, it got me into an unrelated MA because it was such a well respected, good degree. i doubt if i'd got media studies from portsmouth uni it would've got me on this course, but hey, you don't have to answer all my previous post if it proves you wrong
hey banmam, you're right about everything ever now please stop posting
I don't really see what degree snobbery has to do with anything.
Bamnan's points are entirely valid in that there's no way one can actually quantify the applicability of arts based concepts and to allow snobbery to get in the way of what is and isn't art is dangerous.
While homosexual culture in post-Weimar Berlin is clearly intellectually high-brow compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that alone doesn't qualify it as more relevant to society. In fact one could suggest it is LESS relevant.
However, the flipside would be that learning about it is is MORE relevant since everyone knows lots about Buffy and therefore is unlikely to be condemned to repeat mistakes associated with it in society compared to post-Weimar Berlin, where we may need to learn some lessons from history...
Anyway it's not the course it's the teachers and it's institution. Physics is a shit degree if you get it from a shit university and are taught it badly; Media Studies from the top institution on Media in the country would be better than Physics from the worst instituation in the country.
what matters to them. Don't be such an education Nazi; it's not always my way or the highway!
the emergence of homosexuality in the public eye and as an 'acceptable' subculture is much more important than a Joss Whedon wank-off. Why? Because it is.
twice a week meaning the other three days are full of lectures, especially an important one 1st thing on a Monday and one last thing on a Friday because Physics doesn't believe in easy rides.
And then you've still got two 3-hour papers to do in your third year, each worth an entire course, for which you get no lectures because they're 'General Physics', i.e. they can cover anything you could conceivably have learned in your preceeding 21 years of life.
Fuck you with your post-Weimar Berlin readings. ;-)
Oh and you can still come home and find your housemate's been watching TV all day because the cunter finished their lab early because they're SO DAMN FUCKING SMART THEY'RE GOING TO WALK OUT WITH A 1ST. :D
You see, this is what I don't understand. I never had any problems admitting that science, or for that matter even English students, had a much harder ride than me at uni. But if you so much as suggested to a Media or Drama student that History was a more difficult subject (in terms of workload) they acted like you'd just saluted the Third Reich.
They're probably all hard. After all, you don't decide to do History as a degree if you can only kick-arse in chemistry. I was always shit at essay-writing. I would have got better but I am better at science.
What always surprised me though was how defensive people were. In terms of hours put in, a Chemistry or English degree (at my uni at least) was categorically more challenging than History. It didn't ever bother me admitting that.
the daily mail? praising a 'darkie'?
It is xenophobic and tends to attack stereotypes that serve its xenophobia which will mean it'll pick on a dark skinned person to represent that fear.
But I don't know that it has any sort of axe to grind against people because of their skin colour.
in 'awesome front page' shocker!
Sad that Christine Ohuruogu's parents probably bought all the newspapers and they'll have to see that shit every time they show off to their friends.
captured on camera?
fucking hell that's low
Why not? It is a bit of a shame. No more, no less.
'Hatchet Man'? Hmm...
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