Specialized Studies in Literature
Love this professor!!! He knows so much! His interpretations are so different from the usual ones given, it's incredible. He grades very fairly and he believes students should put time and enough effort in papers to do well. I was worried about his grading, but ended up doing great. He is very encouraging and will help you with paper topics. I'm taking him again because he is so awesome. He is willing to help on papers, and he is very understanding when you aren't good at something. His lectures are fun--he makes them interesting by providing pictures and not just pages of monotonous writing. He's so passionate about literature it makes me love literature so much. It would be a sin not to take him. TAKE HIM!! You won't regret it!!!
I took a seminar class with Professor Lincoln. Oh boy. I found this professor to love the sound of his own voice; he was very conceited. He would often waste time by bringing up irrelevant things in class. He would play old songs for us and would only look at the texts we read at a certain angle. I was given an A in his class, so these feelings do not harbor from a place of ill-feelings, but honesty. Was he available for office hours? Yes. Did he try to help? Perhaps in his own way. Did he teach me something? Absolutely not. If I learned anything in this class, it was how to improve my ability to write, which I learned in his office hours. I did not, however, learn anything of interest in his class. He would also put down people's beliefs - something that is completely inappropriate - and express his own. I don't mind the fact that this man feels a bond with the Native American culture even though he is not Native American (in fact, I think its great to appreciate the culture of others) but to tell students, "whether you know it or not, each of you has an animal guardian" - well, I just do not see how this is appropriate or relevant for class material. I would definitely not recommend this professor.