Student Reflections on the Communication Process

“I think I finally came to terms with just what I want to get out of writing.” (Ben)

“[Analysis of popular culture] was difficult for me—but I appreciate it now as a challenge to make me become a better writer.” (Kelsey)

Examination of queer theory within [popular culture] has fundamentally transformed my orientation towards, and understanding of, my personal identity. I recognize the ways in which my own identity is emergent rather than fixed. This is an intellectually exciting and emotionally freeing realization. Problematization of naturalized assumptions keeps me in redefinition of myself and constantly questioning. This transformation has already yielded personal growth.” (Lucy)

“We’ve absorbed information and have been communicators since we have been born become accustomed [sic] to ‘taking in’ information. We have ‘learned’ to just accept what we’re told, what we see on television, in magazines, and even on campus. . . . I’m sure if that this course wasn’t about identity. . . I wouldn’t have even thought of it as significant.  .  . I have definitely learned to watch all television more critically, because everything is planned and is subject to being rhetorically analyzed.” (Rachel) 

 

Course Evaluations

"Professor Eyestone is great; she teaches a demanding course and has high expectations, but she is personable, uses interesting materials, and clearly enjoys what she does."

"I would rate the teaching ability of my instructor very high. I have improved my analysis skills by a great margin."

"I think she was effective and had a great deal of passion. She seemed to really want to help us all...overall a great teacher I would like to have again."