This guy is so boring. All he did was post up slides during lecture and dim the lights. He was a nice guy, but his lectures were incredibly difficult to stay awake for. His exams where straightforward. And if you do take this class, hope that you have a good TA, cause that's what seems to make the bigger difference.
Fall 2023 - This class was useful. No text book, lots of other readings and a few short papers to write. Take home midterm essays (3). The final was in class and rather lengthy: all essay or short answer questions. Be sure to know the authors and what their ideas are, and how they would respond to scenarios. If you can manage to keep up with the readings and memorize the authors, then you will do well! Lecture slides are posted, attendance isn't taken, except in discussion. Dr. Faier is very nice and approachable! There is music played at the beginning of each class and she will ask questions to engage students.