Race and Ethnicity in American Life
Spring 2020 - This class was super easy! Professor Calderon-Zaks is super chill and accomodating. The class consists of weekly quizzes (which are super doable as long as you pay some sort of attention in class lol), a final paper (you get to come up with your own prompt) and a final exam. He showed so much compassion to his students that he cancelled the final exam and made the final essay a no-harm one. Even though the lectures were pretty disorganized sometimes and sometimes he gets distracted, overall I would say this is a very easy class to take to clear one of the soc upper divs.
Winter 2018 - The class was eh. Didn't really learn much in this class. The midterm was not good and a lot of people complained that the prompt was confusing. There is no extra credit and both TAs were harsh, unforgiving graders. I thought this class would be interesting, but i prefer you take it with another professor.
Fall 2020 - Professor Speer was such an amazing professor - he was very understanding and approachable. The class was recorded and attendance was not mandatory. The material was very interesting and applicable to what is currently happening today. We had weekly readings and reading questions to turn in. The questions helped me understand the main points of the readings. There was supposed to be a midterm, but he canceled it last minute and instead we had a cumulative final. We had to write an 8 paged literature review on a question we created in the beginning of the quarter. The final exam was take home.