Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Fall 2017 - This was the hardest history class I've ever taken as a Senior history major. Not sure if it's because I previously didn't know anything about Ancient Egyptian history, but I took it to learn more about what seemed like an fun subject. The step-by-step weekly requirements on teaching us how to write a research paper was entirely unnecessary and a waste of everyone's time. The midterm and final were unnecessarily difficult, I had never heard of that many people getting D's on a history midterm before. The extra credit assignment was also ridiculous: "write a 5+ page paper and maybe we'll add up to 5 points on your midterm grade." Lectures were hard to follow, I never really knew what themes she was trying to convey, if we were going in chronological order, etc. My expectations were definitely not met, and I have worked hard for grades before so this wasn't just me being lazy trying to get an easy A.