Culture and Society
Winter 2022 - I really enjoyed this class! Although it was online due to covid, I still really liked Professor Aliksoz and his lectures. He also taught us about his own research into disabled veterans in Turkey, which was really interesting! This class was a really fun and easy ge!
Fall 2020 - Prof. Cattelino is an amazing professor! I took this class because it was a pre-req for my major but afterwards, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to pick up an anthropology minor! She is extremely understanding of these "unprecedented times" and allowed students who missed quizzes (for whatever reasons) to make them up often, and she even gave everyone a 5% grade boost at the end of the quarter because she knows this was a rough few months for everyone. The readings are a lot of work and very time-consuming, so if you don't want to dedicate a lot of time to this class, maybe don't take it- but I found the readings super interesting. The essays may seem very daunting and vague at first, but my TA was extremely helpful and broke down the prompt/how to write an anthropology paper in section. I think the grade breakdown was 25% for both midterm and final papers, 30% for weekly quizzes (lowest dropped), and 20% for participation during section. Highly recommend this class!
Fall 2022 - The class is made up of bi-weekly commentary on the weekly assigned readings, one midterm paper, and a final exam. Throughout the ten weeks of the course, he will conduct 2 pop quizzes, both of which were very easy (I got 100% on both). Professor Lemelson was engaging throughout most of his lectures. His slides were very straightforward and helpful. The content is pretty interesting if you want to learn more about developing countries, and their cultures through deeper levels. He went to some of the countries and actually presents a lot of his own research in class which is cool. He showed a lot of documentaries in class. The weekly readings are really interesting and very useful. The midterm paper focused on one of the readings, and the final exam was all multiple-choice and completely straightforward. He shared a study guide with the class to help us which was thoughtful. I would definitely recommend this class if you want an "easy" GE. It is not too much work if you stay somewhat on top of the readings and pay attention in the lecture. It's a great class overall.