medievallass: (Yue icon by smiledrawinglie)
I went to check up on my school schedule for tomorrow, and check my school email, and got back bad news. The Speech 140 Intercultural Communications class I was sighed up for was canceled due to low enrollment. I'm so disappointed. It would have fit in so well with my Anthropology major and being a speech class it would have been a helpful course to have in general. In the back of my mind I was a little worried this might happen as there were lots of fliers posted around the school alerting students to the course. Usually this is done to help up the enrollment numbers, when the faculty is worried the class won't make muster.

I know it isn't a class they would be popular, but I don't understand why there wouldn't be enough interest in the student body to keep the class alive. I've heard from a lot of students that they are business majors. What's with the not taking a class which would be so good for one's business, or would make you a very competent business man or woman? There are so many businesses in the United States which have over seas offices or factors, lots of out sources of jobs, it seems to no big business is isolated to a single country anymore. Also with the worlds fast movement, mass travel, intermarriage, blink speed communication in any number of languages, that a class about how to communicate with other cultures would be interesting to students, if not a defense mechanism for being in this world.

I really should stop pontificating, especially since my friends here on Livejournal also enjoy learning about other cultures, people, and the world in general, so I'm preaching to the choir. I'm just irked and bummed that I didn't get to take a cool class I was looking forward to. I hope that this cancellation is a symptom of a sense of isolation from other cultures within the population of America.

March 2015

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