Thanks for the replies. I have done much praying and discerning over this issue.
Just to clarify a few points:
The course is not taught by a professor, but by a part-time instructor - one who, from what I can gather, doesn’t even hold a college degree!
This course is not absolutely required for me to take, but I thought it would be fun and helpful.
The course is Music Recording Workshop.
Yesterday was the first day of classes. I go in there and the second sentence out of the instructors mouth is: “blah blah blah blank blah blah blah” :eek:
The third sentence, which goes into a pre-emptive speech is: "I’ll apologize once for my speech. After this, I don’t give a blank what you think. That’s how I talk and I ain’t gonna change. If you have a problem with that, too blank bad! And you’d better not blank judge me! You’re in a class about the music business and this is how we blank talk. Since you’re going into this business, you’d better get blank used to it. " :eek: (there’s more, but that’s the gist of it).
He also gave carte blanche to us students to use like language, provide it wasn’t used to him (i.e., you’re a blank).
He claims that this is how the profession talks - I’m thinking, there’s no business in the world were such language would be permitted. Go to any business for an interview and pepper your language and just see how many job offers you get - NONE.
Some possibilities, well there are only two I can see. Ask him to curtail his language or switch courses.
Of these two, the latter is the most likely one I’ll choose. Let me explain why.
Even if I confront him (and I would do so with politeness), it is most likely, given his preemptive speech, that he will change his language. It will likely make him disgruntled toward me and could cause me to fail. Why, well his grading system is the stupidest for a college I have ever met. There are no test, no books, nothing. If you show up, you get an A - just like a job (as he puts it). This is hands on training in the lab. That may work well for a tech school (which is were he was educated), but it doesn’t fly in college, not even in American colleges. So if he is upset with me, he could just fail me and what do I have to counter that - I can’t say look at my test scores or lab scores or essay grades. I and the college have no proof but his word to go on.
We are quickly coming upon the season of Lent. Do I seriously want to ruin my ability to prepare spiritually because I am constantly bombarded by filth? The way the class is scheduled, I could attend Mass right after that class. Well, I can’t if I feel I need a shower to clean off all that filth. It ruins my ability to prepare and participate fully at Mass. It also would cause an increase in me of anger and anxiety (like I don’t have enough of that already :().
Also, I am paying good money to take this course. Why would I waste my limited financial resources to be subjected to such trash?
The subject matter is nothing I couldn’t learn myself and I am not looking to go into a full recording studio to work - at best I would record my Choir at Church - a few well placed mics and a simple mixer board should do. That knowledge is nothing I can’t pick up with a few books and a little trial and error.
The other two classes I would take (I need to take two to fulfill the time of this one - to maintain full-time status) are better suited to my minor (Music Theory) and I think are the safest bet. They would be taught by real professors who should have a better command of the English language.
I will tell my advisor in that department that the reason I am switching courses and the reason that that course has lost a student and money (there are only four other students in the course and one didn’t show up) is because of the instructors foul language. They might not care if a student just is upset with the language, but they will care if they feel that the same will result in them losing money.