Special Studies in Political Theory
Spring 2022 - This is in response to his Latin American Political Theory – Rocco is very knowledgeable, and I liked the course material a lot; however the class was terribly structured. Rocco would have us do these extremely difficult quizzes that were more about memorization than understanding the concepts (one time the average was a 4/15). The concepts were difficult to understand, and he did not spend a lot of time helping students understand them more. The final consisted of an 8-10 page response paper that asked students to basically regurgitate the readings/lecture back to him, and did not let students know that attendance would severely affect peoples' grades (class was on zoom, if you missed more than 2 classes you could see your grade drop up to a whole letter grade depending on how he was feeling). Id caution anyone thinking about taking this class.