Fall 2017 - I took this class to fulfill a Sociology requirement. This class is definitely boring if you are not legit interested in American Indian Culture. However I needed to take it. It wasn't too bad at first because it was new information but he is very repetitive. Some people may enjoy that but I just wanted to move on. Anyway, attendance is necessary because there are no discussion sections and this is the only place to get information. Like other reviewers have said, he tells you exactly what to write down for the essays. There are 4 books and 1 course reader you need to purchase for the class. And yes, you need them for the essays. There's no way around it. I have the course reader and loose-leaf versions of the books (in a binder). Great condition. Little to no highlighting on the course reader and the other books have important quotes highlighted and notes to help you with the papers. If you pay full price online or in the bookstore it would be about $145 for all 5 required books/course reader. Ill priority ship them to you for only $50. Pay through Venmo. Take it or leave it. I graduated / moved out of LA so its the only way. Text: **********
A nice guy, but lectures are really dry and boring. No in-class tests or quizzes - just take-home exams. So if you do well on these, you're set. But if you dont, you're screwed because he doesnt offer any extra credit. The good thing is that he basically tells you what exactly he wants you to write. So just copy down what he says. The readings are from his books with content so redundant, that its hard not to get the main point of what he's trying to say. He literally says the same thing over and over in his books and his lecture. He's good about answering questions during lecture, in fact, he seems to like it. He's very enthusiastic about his subject. His grading is done by him and his "readers", and it can be pretty nit-picky. Overall, I learned alot about Native Americans, which is a good thing. But his lectures were seriously boring and long.