Tonight we contemplate life lessons from the TKC alma mater and educational opportunities that couldn't be any more worthless than a Communication Studies degree with a pre-med minor and dual emphasis in economics & pre-law . . . Double bonus for an intersession seminar on the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock and a correspondence course on the international history of nuclear weapons.
Sadly, this basement blogger wanted to graduate in 4 years and was forced to forgo a minor in bakery science that would've really made for a promising career as a barista.
But I digress . . .
Here's our Saturday night teachable moment and sentimental news of cowtown college life that might be more rewarding than yelling really nasty stuff at all of the International students whilst stuck in a parking garage traffic jam . . .
UMKC unveils new Race, Ethnic, and Gender/Sexuality academic department
Race, Ethnic, and Gender/Sexuality (REGs) academic department combines three fields of study that were already in the UMKC system. Black Studies, Latin and Latin American Studies, and Women and Gender Sexuality studies make up the core of this interdisciplinary department. This allows for an intersectional learning program in which students are able to take classes that discuss all three of the fields.
Classes will be related to a plethora of topics, from race in the financial field to the study of gender in various cultures. Under the current curriculum, students can obtain a minor in any of the REGs courses. However, there is not currently a major for the department.
“[The goal] is the understanding of diversity, making sure students have an in-depth exploration of the world of race, ethnicity, and gender,” the Interim Chair said.
Whilst it all sounds FASCINATING . . . We're not sure any of it will help students find a job in this garbage coronavirus economy.
And all of this inspires our TKC SATURDAY NIGHT LATE 90S PLAYED OUT COLLEGE MUSIC PLAYLIST . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .