Women in Socialist and Post-Socialist States
I took her for WS10 in Spring 2010. The class is extremely easy TRUST. She is a little intimidating during lectures (there was once an argument about condoms...) but other than that she basically gives you a review/lecture on whats going to be on the midterm/final beforehand (literally she goes over the study guide step by step). Her lectures are extremely interesting and really made us think. I felt like I really learned from her lectures. I would try getting or buying the old midterms and essays because it was the same from the years before (hence A!). You should buy the book and the coursereader because thats what discussion is all about and she does ask you for citations. Try to get Freda as your TA, SHES AWESOME!
She is ok. She's all over the place, and can be super vague and hard to follow. The work load is intense, and she'll pass out handouts or guidelines that take forever to decipher as to what she wants you to do. She will say one thing and then want another. I ended up with a B in her class after working really hard, and I consider myself to be a good student. If you don't want to work hard, don't take her class! There is no real structure to follow to be successful in her class, so good luck! She does care about her students. She sets up discussion groups to go over midterms, essays, and finals. However, even in those discussions she is everywhere and impossible to follow as to what her expectations are.