A nice guy, but lectures are really dry and boring. No in-class tests or quizzes - just take-home exams. So if you do well on these, you're set. But if you dont, you're screwed because he doesnt offer any extra credit. The good thing is that he basically tells you what exactly he wants you to write. So just copy down what he says. The readings are from his books with content so redundant, that its hard not to get the main point of what he's trying to say. He literally says the same thing over and over in his books and his lecture. He's good about answering questions during lecture, in fact, he seems to like it. He's very enthusiastic about his subject. His grading is done by him and his "readers", and it can be pretty nit-picky. Overall, I learned alot about Native Americans, which is a good thing. But his lectures were seriously boring and long.
Rossman is an awesome professor. He really made Mass Comm a interesting topic, and made going to a 1+ hour lecture worth actually attending (his little jokes are HILARIOUS!) The class consists of a couple of "pop" quizzes, a midterm, and a final. But honestly the midterm was super easy, just go over your notes from lecture, and the final was even better - NOT CUMULATIVE and the same amount as the midterm but with more time. Definitely recommend!