Variable Topics in Interpersonal Communication
Winter 2021 - Professor Bahtina is so wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and informative. I also felt that she was very encouraging and cared about her students enough to even reach out to them via Slack or email. The grades were made up of Perusal annotations, research proposal, group project presentation, participation, and blog entry. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly what the percentage weights are since I don't have access to the syllabus anymore, however, I feel that they range from 15-25% each and were all important to getting a good grade. Because the group quarter-long project is so important to the class and our grades, we were almost step-by-step guided through it which makes it so we have the opportunity to improve but also not be overwhelmed. Professor actually reached out to us after the end of the quarter for potential regrade of the blog because some of us were close to the next grade, which I found to be incredibly generous. She is that type of professor and so I would highly recommend her. So long as you stay focused and on top of the material, you will learn a lot and be rewarded with a good grade. Good luck!
Spring 2018 - Very interesting information, not so engaging lectures. The workload was reasonably light when I took it and there is a good balance of tests and papers. The papers saved my grade so much because the TA was quite generous. There is quite a bit of reading but not overwhelming. If you take the time to ask questions in class, this class should be an easy A. Not the most exciting lectures but I didn't mind because of the light workload.