Final Stages of Paul’s Classes:

May 11, 2012

Most of my classes have now entered their final stages. In Critical Comedy, the students did a great job with their Self-Portrait assignments. We’ve spent most of the semester looking at race, gender, and class through comedy; now we’re turning to belief. In American Popular Music, students are working on their final projects as well, primarily liner notes to a Compilation CD from the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, in class they are creating their own music video using Sony Vegas. When we’re not working on these projects, we’re spending time as a class taking a look at music from the 1980s and 1990s, turning now to hip-hop and electronica.
My American Language and Culture class is working on their big writing assignment: a comparison between the community, home life, and school environment of their home country and their life now. Hopefully I’ll be posting these on the website around the end of the semester, so keep a lookout for them!
Finally, Melody and Harmony students are working on a final coffee-house performance. All of the students have been working on a number of songs, and the majority of the class will be performing a tune of their choice at a location TBA. I’ll be sure to send out more details when I know them!

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