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This was a great class with a light workload! Your grade is comprised of a weekly (one page single-spaced) opinion paper about the topic for that week, a midterm paper as well as a final paper (which are both three pages single-spaced opinion papers) and your participation in class. Professor Franklin is really good about facilitating thought-provoking discussion about the topic for that week, which makes it super easy to participate. The topics you cover include Hollywood's issues with racial diversity, gender diversity, LGBTQ representation, depictions of mental illness, representation of disabilities, etc. Professor Franklin really cared about student learning and it was great having him!!
This class was overall pretty interesting and pretty easy. Every week, we would have to read a script and either write script coverage or script notes on it (they teach you how to do this in class). Honestly this would be pretty time consuming as each script is about 100 pages and then you have to write about it. That being said, the assignments were predictable, they were not graded (except to mark that you did it/did not do it), and you received feedback from the TA's on how to improve. The midterm and final were just extended versions of the weekly assignments, so they did not feel much harder at all.
The first few weeks were online and we were required to have our videos on in Zoom. But although attendance was listed as a component of the syllabus, they did not take it the last few weeks of class in person. The last two lectures were optional, and although the lecture material is interesting information about course material, it was not necessary for the homework and there were no tests on the material, so it was skippable (minus the initial required attendance). Overall this class was a little boring, but pretty straightforward.
This class is a good intro to the industry and the assignments were relatively straightforward. The T.A.'s give good feedback and the professor brings in industry professionals to talk to us every class time. Lecture is really long since we only met once a week but it was enlightening nonetheless. He's a really chill lecturer and he presents facts with humor sprinkled in. Be careful with the group assignments though, people here can be lazy as hell. I had to carry my group several times.