December 31, 2014
Students praised this course for covering interesting and original subject matter. They also appreciated the course’s knowledgeable instructor. Perceived issues with the course included a feeling from some students that there wasn’t enough structure with one student finding that the lectures could feel slow while another felt the in-class discussions were dry. Suggestions for improvement for the course varied greatly; one student wanted more structure in the in-class discussions so that they didn’t drag. Prospective students should know that students found the course didn’t expect students to have any prior knowledge of the subject matter; however, students found there was a high amount of reading, but that completing the reading was essential to making sure in-class discussions were effective.