POL SCI 113B

Politics, Theory, and Film

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Joshua Dienstag Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Ah good ole Panagia. If you have taken PS10 with him you'll more or less know what to expect from his lecturing style. Workload was 3 viewing memos that pertained to a specific set of movies/theories talked about in class, and a final memo which was slightly longer. While he'll provide an overarching topic to discuss in your viewing memos, the grade assigned are totally up to the interpretation of the TAs, so going to at least one office hour to get an idea of what they are looking for is recommended. Furthermore, some of the readings do run more on the dense side (as do in most theory classes), but are needed in writing the viewing memos.

I personally found Panagia's style of lecturing where he'll start with a basic concept and then seemingly pull info/analysis out of nowhere to make a (sometimes) coherent argument quite engaging, but it is definitely not for everyone. As mentioned in other comments, the lectures really don't provide you with an answer in regards to the memos, and will require you to operate in a zone of ambiguity. If you do enjoy writing about theory or in depth analysis of films/politics, this is the class for you.

Winter Quarter 2020
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