Lisa Kim Davis is very monotone and quite boring but overall I recommend taking her. There is one midterm and no in-class final. I got an A- in the class without reading the entire books. As long as you read the chapters she discusses in class you will be fine. The term paper requires some work and research but it's not that bad. Easy B and a little work for an A
Prof Shin is always around in his office. Talk to him if you have any problems with your reading/notes. He doesn't tell you all the answers but he is willing to spend time to guide you to the right direction. His reading is really thin compared to other classes but make sure you know everything because his exams can be difficult in a sense that he's looking for specific details. Try to give examples to any points you make in the exams. I agree to the previous posting that you need to do alot of work, but it's manageable and fun!