Davide Panagia

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POL SCI 10
Introduction to Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 3.3 Workload 3.2 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 4.0

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1. Aighty, so I was mindblown about every other lecture, so lectures were actually enjoyable.

2. I pretty much never did the reading, so I took extensive notes in lecture and just from that had enough content on the reading material for the three writing assignments.

3. Your grade is made up of three writing assignments and participation. Each category is 25%.

In conclusion, this class wasn't much work for a great learning experience. Would recommend. Also Prof Panagia is hilarious and I'm still trying to place his accent. (Midwest? Texas?)

(Fall Quarter 2019)
POL SCI 113B
Politics, Theory, and Film See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.5

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Ah good ole Panagia. If you have taken PS10 with him you'll more or less know what to expect from his lecturing style. Workload was 3 viewing memos that pertained to a specific set of movies/theories talked about in class, and a final memo which was slightly longer. While he'll provide an overarching topic to discuss in your viewing memos, the grade assigned are totally up to the interpretation of the TAs, so going to at least one office hour to get an idea of what they are looking for is recommended. Furthermore, some of the readings do run more on the dense side (as do in most theory classes), but are needed in writing the viewing memos.

I personally found Panagia's style of lecturing where he'll start with a basic concept and then seemingly pull info/analysis out of nowhere to make a (sometimes) coherent argument quite engaging, but it is definitely not for everyone. As mentioned in other comments, the lectures really don't provide you with an answer in regards to the memos, and will require you to operate in a zone of ambiguity. If you do enjoy writing about theory or in depth analysis of films/politics, this is the class for you.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
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POL SCI 191A
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 2.0

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POL SCI 191A
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory: Political Theory of Algorithms See Full Profile

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POL SCI 210B
Political Theory Field Seminar 2 See Full Profile

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POL SCI 218
Selected Topics in Political Theory: Political Theory of Algorithms See Full Profile

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POL SCI 218
Selected Topics in Political Theory See Full Profile

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SOC SC 400A
Social Science Research and Perspectives See Full Profile

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