Fall 2020 - Wilkinson is an interesting dude. Taking this class online, I never met the man but wish I had. In the online format, the class is really chill. He has professionally edited lectures that are super interesting to watch and I definitely recommend 2x speed on them cause he is slow. Homework, on the other hand, is tedious. The class has an essay a week for nine weeks (500 words), a 2000-3000 word-final. The TA also posts some of the prior week's essays from their sections and you have to write short responses to them. While this class has a lot of work, they grade extremely leniently. The class is super easy and the only time I failed to get a 100% on any assignment was the final, which I got a 95% on. The two books are rather long and expensive and I highly recommend libgen for them, cause I got them both for free through it. Also, text your class's GroupMe and someone will have the books as a pdf. Even though you are supposed to read the books, the lectures and some skimming, plus control-F, suffice. I recommend reading the most important chapters regarding CHINA in both books but other than that, skimming is fine. Overall, the online environment is isolating and there is almost no connection between the students, yet the class is easy and the content is fascinating. Plus, asynchronous is lovely. P.S. DON'T GET KIM AND IF YOU HAVE HER ALREADY, SWITCH. YOU WILL NOT PASS THIS CLASS IF YOU HAVE HER!
Winter 2016 - This class consisted of a weekly 1 page paper based on one of the 9 "future scenarios" that China might experience. Discussion is pretty much just sharing what you wrote, and lecture is just an explanation of each scenario and is not mandatory in the slightest. His lectures are dry information dumps, but you can sense the passion in his old voice. Easy upper-division A.