You should take this course! You won't regret it! Professor Streeter is an amazing professor, who really cares about her students.Truthfully, I've never learned so much is such a short amount of time! Her lectures are really in depth, so it is important to do the readings before hand that she assigns and GO TO OFFICE HOURS. Sometimes the class is too big, so she can't answer all the students questions, so office hours is a great chance to meet with her one on one, and talk to her about the questions you might have about the course and the best way to approach the class. There are readings, but as long as you read, she will do the rest and show you what is important. Because it was a GE for me, I was nervous coming in not knowing a single thing about Black Intellectual thought, but she knows that; that is why asking questions on the things you don't understand is important. I really hope this helps. With regards to grading, which most students are concerned about whenever they take a GE Course, it is important to understand her lectures and do the readings, and if you have questions to go to office hours, and the grade will show. She is actually not that hard of a grader, even though you might have a different answer to her question, as long as you use what she has told you and give evidence and proof to support your answer, you will be great! Put in the effort, and your grade will show. Structure of the class during spring quarter: -Weekly quizzes just to make sure you attended lecture and were paying attention - midterm and a final ( which was not cumulative, but could use material learned before the midterm on the final)
Winter 2019 - Streeter is very passionate about African American studies, but honestly I did not enjoy this class at all. The lectures are very boring, and they are often repetitive. One time she spent a whole one hour talking about one slide (and many things that weren't on that slide), and it felt like the lectures were very confusing. Also, my TA was very strict on grading, and he took off points in places that I didn't expect him to. The other TA, however, was more lenient, so your mileage may vary when you take this class. The workload for this class though is fairly light - 2 responses papers (2 pages each), 1 take-home midterm, and 1 take-home final. If you're willing to endure thru tiring lectures and get a fairly simple class, go for it. Otherwise, I'd recommend finding another GE.