Introduction to Fiction
Winter 2019 - Professor North is the kind of lecturer you hear about before actually attending college. He just stands there with no slides, and just talks on about books. Everything he analyzes is incredibly insightful, and honestly he just seems really cool and no-nonsense. I'm the kind of person who takes notes on everything a professor says, which really helped with the final and the two papers (both of which you can choose the topic for from a list). It seems like a lot of pressure, but all you need to do is stay attentive in class and take notes, and you'll be fine. Honestly, I only read one of the assigned books, and two others I'd already read a long time ago, which was enough.
Winter 2016 - 91C with Torres was a fantastic course. From day one, I found his lectures and the required readings to be very engaging. I must say, if you are not a fan of "dark" topics (murder, sex, crime), this class is likely not for you. Two essays + a final exam were the graded materials, and I must say, the essays are graded harshly. The final exam is incredibly easy, as long as you keep up with the readings (there are a lot of them). Torres is brilliant -- hilarious, intelligent, and immensely creative. I'd love to work with him again. Grade: A