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The material of this class is interesting to me because of it theories towards the latinx community and its health. A lot of the material is given online. There are no big tests for this class other than a big research paper at the end of the course. My TA graded my class based on a presentation that you would work with other people, and participation. The topics are really interesting so if you can engage with the material then the class will be simple. Also, the past reviews seem too absurd. The class is now very different, but try it out and if you don't like it you can always drop within the first 2 weeks.
The class itself is very interesting and enjoyable but your overall grade is very hit and miss depending on who you are assigned as your TA. There is also a lot of busy work so I definitely do not recommend this class if you are hoping for an "easy A". It is, although, very enjoyable in terms of content. Just be aware of what type of grader your TA is since the grading rubrics are a little bit generic and subjective, giving them a lot of room to be either generous or unkind in their grades.
I had him for M106 when he last taught it and BEWARE THE CLASS HAS CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY..he now gives out weekly quizzes that make sure you do the long, boring ass, dry readings. And he also had one of the wierdest midterms which required you to remember obscure numbers such as "what percent of the Hispanic population has gallstones?" and he took points off on my final easy because of not enough factual data. HE USED TO BE EASY BUT NOW HE NO LONGER IS. Take a different prof, ur gpa will thank you.
I took PH M106 during the summer for units. No exam or quizes, but an in-class essay might be given for attendance reasons. Only one paper (~10 pages) per group (~4 students) is all for the class. The presetation is very informal, 1-2 min talking per person. Going to the lectures, signing my name, working on the paper with my lovely members, I ends up with an A-. The grade on the final paper is your overall grade. That makes sense because the class is actually based on how you perform on the group project. A super easy class!
I loved this class and Hayes-Bautista as a professor. This class helped me learn a lot about latinos and health (care). You only have one paper, which is due at the end of the quarter (yay no sit down final). There are due dates along the quarter. As long as you do your best on the paper, you should do well. The TA that we had (Troncoso) was awesome! They both were so passionate about education and making sure we took the most out of the class. I think the only drawback to this class was that it seemed like a long class with no breaks, and all the professor's data could get a bit dry and dense (but that's what makes him such a great, and knowledgeable Prof and researcher; he DEFINITELY knows his stuff!!)
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