Taking RST 335: Leisure & Consumer Culture

On Tuesdays and Thursdays of this semester, you can find me at Huff Hall taking RST 335: Leisure & Consumer Culture. Every once in a while, I hope to write about this class throughout the semester as I am especially excited for what this class has to offer. You may ask: What is the class about? RST 335 explores what makes something “leisure” and the function of leisure within society.

So far, I am enjoying this class. It is loosely related to the advertising classes that I have already taken because it offers new insights about leisure, a topic to which advertising is closely related. Advertising is centered on happiness and fulfillment, two feelings that this class is digging deep into. I believe that it is important to take classes like this because it will help me to develop a new view on something that I may not have fully explored on my own.

Every class that we take gives us a new perspective on our studies. I encourage everyone to take a course that is similar to their major without being within their major. Find a subject that will take you places that you didn’t even realize that you needed to go. Hopefully, the next 16 weeks will be very insightful in my journey through the world of RST 335. My first week in the class has already reaffirmed my belief that college is a time to explore and discover.



Class of 2019
I’m an Advertising student within the College of Media. My hometown is a place called Fairmount, Illinois, which is about 30 minutes from campus. I began my Illinois journey in the Division of General Studies.

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