Native American Languages and Their Speakers
Fall 2020 - Prof. Kroskrity is a great professor! While I'm not going to lie, the readings for the class were quite long and not really interesting, Prof. Kroskrity was very open to answering any and all questions for the class. He mentioned that he used to give quizzes on the readings, but due to everything being online, our grades were based on two things, a midterm and final essay, each being worth half of our grade. He is a tricky grader, but he allows a rewrite for the midterm to earn half of the missed points back. I'm sure it varies by quarter, but he did lower the percentage needed for an A+, A, A-, and so on by a couple percent. His grading on the midterm should give a clear idea of what is needed for the final, so there is no reason not to do well. He also allows optional outlines to be submitted to him before each essay is due to make sure you're on the right track, I definitely recommend doing this! He posts lectures online and uses the designated class time as an office hours instead. Overall, while the course load may seem like a lot and might not be entirely interesting, I don’t think getting the A should be hard. Just a little time consuming in terms of reading and writing 8-9 page papers (he does give us 2-3 weeks to write each though).