AM IND M10

Introduction to American Indian Studies

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Marcella Ernest See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.0

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If you're searching for the easiest GE on campus, then you're looking in the right place. Class grade is based on participation (if you draw breath you'll get 100%), 2 papers (first one they gave everyone 100%), a midterm (multiple choice section is open-note and take home section is jokes), and a final (also open-note).

If that sounds like a bad time, that's okay because college isn't for everyone. But, if what you desire is an A+ in a 5 unit class and a bunch of time to beat your meat in lecture, then you know what to do!

Fall Quarter 2019
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Peter Nabokov See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 4.6 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.8

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I enjoy the class. It taught me a lot about American Indians. I am selling the course reader for $85. It is extremely useful for writing the exams and essays because you are required to cite a certain number of sources from the texts. Please contact me at 310-592-9381 if you are interested.

Winter Quarter 2019
Nancy Reifel See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.3 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 4.0

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Course Taken: American Indian Studies M10/World Arts and Culture M23

Overall Professor Reifel was very helpful and understanding. This class is taught solely by guest lectures and she adds her insight in at the very end (usually a 1 minute statement); although she did conduct the last lecture.

Class Breakdown:

Lecture Quizzes: You are assigned a short quiz on the course website – usually 4-5 multiple choice/true or false/fill in the blank/short answer questions (mostly multiple choice) questions. The quiz is based off of the readings before each lecture. They are easy. They are graded on a very unique curve that essentially guarantees you an A on them. You are given until the beginning of lecture to take the quiz.

Lecture/Essays: Each lecture is based off of a different topic in American Indian Studies. At the end of the set period you are assigned an essay and are to find and discuss the common theme of the series of lectures. These are your only major assignments in the class; you have 3 essays during the quarter. For the last essay we were given the option of doing whatever format we wanted. It had to be in a 3-6 page format. It was really creative. I made a syllabus and got 100% on it! The other essays are graded solely off the way your TA grades and the grading rubric.

Discussion: You have weekly discussion with your TA. I had Lawrence Mojado – he was really cool and very helpful. Discussion is mandatory and attendance is taken. This counts as 60 points towards your grade.

Grade Breakdown:
Quizzes: 34 points (2 points per quiz and you take 17 of them)
Papers: 126 points (First 2 essays are 43 points and the last is 40 points)
Discussion: 60 points (Just show up to discussion and earn these easy points!!)
Total: 220 maximum points

Overall the class was very simple. I missed majority of the lectures but it helped that they were podcasted; especially when it came to writing the papers. Honestly lecture is pointless unless you are interested in that week’s topic or the topic as a whole. I would recommend this class to anyone because it is very simple and the professor genuinely wants you to do well.

Final Grade: A! 208/220 (missed points on the first 2 essays and aced everything else)

Dec. 22, 2012
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