Commerce and Cultures?

<p>What is the general outlook on Commerce and Cultures? Is it easier than Writing the Essay? Or is it much harder? What is the workload like? Is the grading more lenient than WTE, where it's almost impossible to get an A?</p>

<p>Commerce and Cultures is broader than WTE where the curriculum is pretty universal across all sections. CC covers different topics regarding the humanities and the curriculum is reliant upon the professor.</p>

<p>I have had a lot of friends who hated CC, and had bad experiences with their professors. I took Japan for CC and it involved watching anime films during most lectures and connecting them to the development of Japanese culture since World War II. There was no daily homework, we just had to write on an online discussion board for our recitation a mini paragraph reflecting on the week's reading. There were 2 essays and 2 exams. A lot of people skipped lectures. I skipped a few but went most of the time. It was like a 120 person class but I would often see like 30 or 40 people go to lecture. I saw it as a bull$(# class to start but it actually got really interesting.</p>

<p>WTE was definitely more work but I didn't find it to be that bad. The assignments are split into 3 progressions of essays. You will be assigned to write something every class and analyze a lot of creative writing. There were no exams.</p>

<p>I took David Ellis for WTE and got an A- without really trying that hard. I wrote practically all my papers a few hours before their deadlines. He is a nice guy and really enthusiastic. He truly wants you to get better and as long as you complete your assignments and show improvement he will reward you.</p>

<p>Overall, it's going to depend on your professor. Both involve tons of reading and writing. Keep in mind that with WTE your class will be like 10 people so you will know who is grading your work. With CC you will be graded by the TA's and they aren't usually found on and whatnot.</p>

<p>ohh this is good information thanks! However AoDay, I think you are confusing Commerce and Cultures with "Cultures and Contexts" xD</p>

<p>From what I know Commerce and Cultures is a replacement for WTE, for the expository writing, not for the Cultures and Contexts part...</p>

<p>However the WTE info is really helpful, esp for incoming freshies =)</p>

<p>O yeah, my bad.</p>

<p>I'd like to know this too.....</p>