Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Children's Literature in Scandinavia

Feb 2006

This had the potential to be a really amazing class, but it was a complete and utter letdown. The material was fun and very interesting, but the class itself was unbelievably boring. It was supposed to be a literature class, but we watched movies (adaptations) for more than half of the classes. It was so unstructured that we hardly ever read the same texts (people would read different stories by the same author, or from the same country), which made discussions difficult. On top of that, Verne was a real stickler about attendance and punctuality. Overall the class was pretty easy, just unstimulating and painful to sit though.