- Class: Freshman
- Major: Music
- Gender: F
- High School: South Kingstown HS
- Transfer Student: N
Music department is a piece of ***. Program requires ridiculous amounts of work for a near useless degree. Quality of music is poor, quality of student musicians is poor. I feel like the quality of all other classes is a crapshoot, sometimes you get a good teacher, sometimes you dont. The quality of education is not consistent, even throughout different sessions of the same class. FOr example: You might take WRT104, and in one class the students may be told that the final assignment is cancelled "because there is not enough time left in the semester", yet in another session, with a different teacher, the students are required to do it. There needs to be consistency.
Quality of education is poor. Music department is a bunch of old cooks who failed at achieving their goals and fell back on teaching. They are stubborn and seem to hold the mentality of "their way or the highway", even though studies have shown that students learn differently, and have their own ways of learning. The portfolio system is an absolute joke, the grad assistants dont even correct the papers thoroughly. I passed in a paper from 11th grade for one assignment and got an A...how does that work??? I feel like education at URI is learning for its own sake and doesnt necessarily gear you towards getting a job/preparing for a successful career in your chosen field. Half the classes you are required to take are absolute bull***, and have no relevance whatsoever towards ones chosen career path. Class participation is at an all time low, it is rare that i even hear questions asked of the classes.
Students at URI are full of themselves. Half of them are driving massive SUVs paid for with "daddy's money". The other half spend their days prancing around in earthday/concert tee-shirts and preaching world peace. I feel like the greater part of campus is made up of the rich socialites who are only going to college to find a husband, OR are going to college to party and get laid. The other prevalent majority waste their time preaching their political views to anyone that is stupid enough to give them more then 2 seconds of their attention span.
The Best Things
The pretty flowers and trees...awwww
The Worst Things
The complete and utter lack of a quality education.