Fall 2019 - Professor Armenta is a great lecturer. This class only met once a week and she thoroughly explained any upcoming assignments and I always left class comfortable that I could accurately complete them. The TAs were also very helpful in clearing up any misunderstandings. There is no midterm, the final is a portfolio composed of questions answered through concepts taught throughout the quarter. Her assigned readings are actually very interesting, she goes over them in class but it helps to read them ahead of time. Attendance is taken in section. The only stressful assignment during the quarter was one in which we had to conduct an hour-long interview and then transcribe it word for word. Overall a great upper-division course.
Winter 2021 - Great class with a great professor! The topics covered in the class are very relevant to what's going on right now. the readings are genuinely interesting. It is a writing intensive class so you are graded toughly on the writing portions, but work ahead and it's fine. if a STEM dum-dum like me can do it, you can do it too