Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week 1: Classes and Bates Carnival

Happy Sunday!

It has been a busy week and it seems that this semester I will have to actually schedule time to blog! That being said I am going to tell you a little about my week!  First, my class schedule!

Monday

No class!

Tuesday

1:10 - 2:40 pm - MJD-205: Global Communications w/ Professor Jon Hyde

In this course we will be mapping-out world communication and the cross-cultural outlines of our so-called "global village." We will take a macro-look at the rise of international communication systems and the development of this thing we call "global culture." We will examine a series of case studies which reflect the ways in which media techniques and technologies-computers, satellites, the news, language, digital imaging, fiber optics-impact national and cultural development among different populations around the world. Finally, we will take a critical look at the future-the future of global mass audiences; issues of inter-and-cross cultural media ethics, privacy, global policy, and intersections between science and science fiction.

2:50 - 4:10 pm - GS-230: Gender Issues in Society

Explores the significance and intelligibility of gender by examining, from an interdisciplinary and global perspective, how gender differentiation is experienced, understood, expressed, valued, and lived out in cultures.


6:30 - 9:20 pm - MJD-210: Photojournalism w/ Adjunct Professor from Champlain College


This digital-based photography course introduces students to the skills, theory and ethics of newspaper, magazine and Web-based photojournalism. Through in-class discussions and hands-on demonstrations, students learn manual camera techniques, and image editing using Photoshop software. Analyses of historical and contemporary photographic work help students apply techniques and theory to create storytelling photographs suitable for publication.

Wednesday

6 - 9 pm - AR-205: Drawing 1: Portraits w/ Professor M. Brandt

Students will develop skills in mark making, formal visual principles, and abstract thought through assignments that survey different approaches to Drawing.

Thursday
Repeat Tuesday without Photojournalism

Friday
Racing at Sunday River, ME for the Bates Carnival.

Saturday
Racing at Sunday River, ME for the Bates Carnival.

The carnivals have started out with a bang. One of our freshman men had two top 10 finishes which was very exciting. For myself it was a mixed two days. I had a solid GS day ending in 23rd. Yesterday, I was on track to have a great SL finish, but I went out in the 2nd run. :( Life goes on though. We have 5 more carnivals and I'll need to hammer down to qualify for nationals. 


So now we move into week two, leading up the University of New Hampshire Carnival at Attitash. Send good vibes my way, please!
xo
Gabbi

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