Literature and Writing: Antiquity to Middle Ages

Efrain Kristal

Literature and Writing: Antiquity to Middle Ages

Comparative Literature department

Efrain Kristal

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Fall 2020
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 27, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I actually never met Kristal; the class is taught entirely by the TA (I had McCullough, who was awesome). I signed up for this class last minute after dropping a class I learned that AP credit actually applied to...there was slim pickings for the remaining classes so I figured I would just get my Writing II out of the way. This class is definitely work but certainly doable. You aren't going to get away with slacking in any Writing II course. This one consisted of biweekly submissions to a forum based on the weekly readings, 3 papers, a midterm, and a final. I was kind of mad that I got an A+ on the final and midterm (combined 25% of the grade) and an A on the final paper (also 25%) and wound up with an A- in the class (I got a B+ on the first paper which was only 10% and A minuses on the second paper and participation). I felt like I deserved an A overall.

Most of the readings were actually interesting; I only used Sparknotes once or twice out of time issues, not lack of interest. You only read bits of the books you are required to buy, like 2 sections of The Iliad, a few sections of the Bible, etc. I'm not religious and still found the class interested. In addition to this class I was taking a GE and an upper div while working 30+ hours a week and didn't feel like this class consumed the rest of my time. I would recommend it as long as you have a good TA.

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