Spring 2023 - not the easiest class but bearable if you put some effort in. lectures are hard to get through but worth going to most of the time. READ THE TEXTBOOK she gets pretty much all her information from the textbook. it was clear the entire quarter professor cartmill didn't super care about the class and the TAs kept complaining how they hadn't heard from her in weeks. there's a mini fieldwork project you have to do that is kinda a pain in the ass but as long as you follow the template you can get an A. if you put in a little effort its a solid A- but you can get an A if you study and do all the extra credit opportunities.
Spring 2020 - I took this class during the quarantine, so my review may be different from other reviews. When the class began, the professor seemed so nice. The lectures and discussions were fun and engaging, then the midterm came. The MIDTERM was supposed to take 2 HOURS MAXIMUM, but it took me 6 HOURS. The class average was over 8 hours and the professor did not really care about it. After a lot of complaints, (and I think someone talked to the department head), she just changed. She became very helpful and understanding. She gave us extra credit, replaced the lower grade for the test with the higher test, and gave a much easier final. In the end, I kinda liked her. It was her first time in online teaching so she might not have known the difficulties, but overall, she deserves a higher rating than 2.4 (her rating was 2.4 when I wrote this review)