When I read the course description I was like "I have to take this class!" Everything seemed too good to be true so I thought there was going to be some kind of catch. Perhaps a 20+ page essay? Or maybe the professor is a jerk. I also came into the class a couple classes late so I had to catch up on 180 pgs. of Blood Meridian and an essay and a citation for Blood Meridian and a blog post and a blackboard post. That sucked. But then I looked at the blog and saw a youtube video of "Monster" by Kanye West and then I realized maybe things were not going to be so bad at all.
After catching up the course became even more fun. Although we had papers to write and had to be responsible for two post every week it did not seem like much because the subjects were genuinely interesting. Learning about the different manifestations of violence in the media and what role it plays in each of our lives (in different ways) was more insightful than I probably thought it could have been. Now it seems like violence is the 21st century's preferred mode of expression. There seems to be an endless amount of ways that violence can be used to convey a message. There also seems to be an endless amount of ways that violence can shape the way we see the world around us.
Overall I had a great time taking this class. Class discussions were always fun thanks to the class's participation and the engaging nature of the topics. This class has made me look at the media I am exposed to very, very differently and I think I'm the better for it. So thanks to Prof. Lirette and to the class for making this class awesome.