SPAN 170

Topics in Media, Interdisciplinary, and Transhistorical Studies

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Adriana Bergero Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Overall 3.8 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.2 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.6

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I really liked Cohen. He's really passionate about what he teaches and tries drawing some really crazy cinematographic connections/conclusions that sometimes blew my mind. Other times his lectures were dry but overall really liked the material he taught and how he taught it. I took this pre-pandemic so im not sure what its like now, but we had two tests(essay response type), the first he really prepares you for if you pay mild attention and the second he literally tells you exactly which two questions he may give you as essay response, and then when we showed up he actually just gave us the option to do whichever one we wanted. Final project was a powerpoint and a video. He analyzed the movies a lot like you would hear an english professor analyze a book. I personally found it interesting, though I know other's didnt as much. Not a hard class though

Winter Quarter 2020
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Overall 3.7 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.7

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I have mixed feelings about this class. Basically, below I'll list the good and the bad:
Good side:
- Nice professor. She is an indigenous woman so basically you're getting a first-hand account of the indigenous narrative through an indigenous woman.
- Doesn't care if you're late. Attendance is basically through a sign-in sheet that goes around in class.
- Willing to answer any questions you have and willing to help you out.
- Despite being a middle-aged woman, she is pretty funny and relaxed.
Bad side: (Sadly, i think there is more bad than good)
- Quizzes are not easy. She tells you when the quizzes will happen but that doesn't make it any easier.
- Absence policy is weird. If you're going to be absent, you basically have to notify her 24 hours beforehand and bring a note to excuse you. You MUST have both, if not your absence is not "valid". This policy should be fixed by her- I got food poisoning once the night before class and I still had to go to class the next day because I 1) didn't have enough time to notify her and 2) felt to sick to get a doctor's note.
- She has clear favoritism towards students she has had in the past and in other classes at the same time. She makes it a bit obvious as she allows these students to talk way more than others and is more lenient with them.
- Some of her lectures were very (I'm sorry for this) boring. Sometimes she would spend way too much time on personal narratives instead of teaching the course material. She assigned us a 100+ page story to read and assigned us our mid-term on that and REFUSED to discuss anything about it. Instead of spending 6 out of the 20 classes on other stuff, she could have invested in helping us understand the story better.
- She could discuss topics in a more respectful manner. I know a lot of people within the class had religious beliefs but she would openly and constantly categorize religion and religious leaders as "ignorant" or "stupid" because of how they treated the indigenous community. Although I understand and respect her perspective on historical elements, I think she should do the same.
Overall, this class is interesting but for sure has the ability to be better. I would but I would also not recommend this class.

Fall Quarter 2019
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Juliet Falce-Robinson See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Absolutely loved taking her class, she is very nice and wants to help the student.

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Spring Quarter 2017
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