Undergraduate Seminar: Sociology of Development
echoing everything in the post from 3/2/07, this class is incredibly boring. this is much more a consequence of the format than the teacher. since it's a class designed to improve language skills while learning about latin america, there is heavy emphasis on practicing speaking and writing in spanish. throughout the qtr each student presents 2 times. so 90% of the time you are listening to another student present on the reading they were assigned for that week. language ability varies and some people are just HORRIBLE presenters. we only discussed 3 countries with particular emphasis on the caribbean. the class should be called caribbean colonialism, neoliberal reform and the el salvadorian situation. since that's all we got around the learning about. i would have preferred a little more breadth since it is supposed to be desarrollo de LATINOAMERICA. i also got an A-.