RST 335: Week 8 Update

Back at the beginning of this semester, I said that I planned to write a series of blogs about my experience taking RST 335. At the outset of week eight of the semester, I have already taken two exams, completed seven discussion posts, and written a couple papers in the course. I have experienced enough of the course to start formulating an opinion on the experience of taking the class.

So far, I have really enjoyed the course. I love learning about concepts such as modernism and postmodernism and how they interact with our understanding of leisure. The course has provided a thorough outlook on how companies use the experience of leisure to sell products and influence our society. RST 335 feels interactive and engaging in a way that well-structured courses should.

RST 335 has also made me feel more connected to my major, advertising. As we explore consumerism and the definition of leisure, I start to see more of what makes advertising work as an industry. Taking this course has added a new dimension of my love for advertising. It has made me remember that a large reason for why I decided to major in advertising in the first place was because I loved how commercials and consumer culture work and how those things interact with my life experiences.

The experience of taking RST 335 reinforces my belief in taking classes that challenge you. I hope the next eight weeks of RST 335 are just as good if not better than the first eight weeks of RST 335. If they are, it could end up being one of my favorite college classes thus far.



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.