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Very easy GE. Giant chunk of your grade is just participation, which means showing up to class and filling out a google form (which is not graded on your answer, just that you completed it). The same goes for discussion participation. There is weekly reading that you sometimes have to tie in during a discussion, but you can get away with just reading one of the four and using it as your example. There is a social media project which is graded fairly loosely (since the professor wants you to have a creative outlet) and then a final paper that's only 1000 words of an analysis of a music video. I would say your grade is very dependent on your TA. The professor uses slides but mostly goes on her own tangents so lectures can get a bit boring. Overall worth it for an easy A.
The content of this class is interesting but the slides were confusing and lecture didn't always connect to the readings. Participation and going to lecture is a big part of your grade. The professor often went on tangents and had obvious opinions on certain topics. She also misgendered one of her former TAs and guest lecturer (I don't recommend this class if you're trans/nb/genderqueer).
Dr Momeni clearly knows her subject very well and is incredibly passionate about what she teaches, which makes her a delightful professor. Her ability to integrate course material into absolutely any tangent that we go off with as a class is fascinating. My only qualms with Dr Momeni was that grading took forever. We went the whole quarter not knowing what grade we had in the class and by the time we had to write our final papers, worth 30% of the grade, we didn't know what we were going in with. Overall, though, it was an easy class and she seems to be a wonderful person so I would take her again.
I loved this class! Professor Momeni is super funny and her lectures were surprisingly interesting. This class has little to no assignments, and the final paper was really fun to write because I got to choose the music video I wrote about and analyzed. My TA was AMAZING- shout out Da In Choi. She was so sweet and genuinely cared about everyone in her discussion and graded super fairly. Any time someone told her an idea for a project she'd be so supportive and facilitated really engaging discussions. As someone who struggles to participate due to social anxiety, Da In made the environment so welcoming and I found myself looking forward to the discussion section because the topics covered were so interesting. Overall 10/10, I would 100% take this again
This is a relatively easy GE! Workload is more than manageable and Professor Momeni knows what she is talking about. She makes the lectures interesting. My TA (Rosie) was also very helpful and made the sections pretty fun! The readings are manageable and not boring and you only have one essay to write. There's also a social media project that you have a lot of flexibility with.
So this class is really easy. However the teacher just went on so many tangents. She was passionate but it didn't always feel very academically backed. I spaced out for most of the lectures. I loved the readings, I felt that those were very interesting and informative I just did not enjoy her lectures at all. I am a feminist and it even felt a bit dramatic and SJW for me but idk some people vibe with that. I have friends that loved Professor Moment she just wasn't my personal cup of tea. Still, not a bad class, very very easy (final paper was literally just an analysis of gender in a music video, I did Montero) and hey you'll definitely learn something about the oppression women face. Also interesting comparisons between the Middle East and America as she is Iranian.
This class was super low effort and actually interesting. My final paper was on Lil Nas X’s Montero, which was super fun to dig into anyways. Easy GE!
class was broken down to weekly papers that only were 250-500 words. she allowed us to rewrite the papers that we received bad grades on. She was so kind and really engaging throughout the quarter. she always answered the emails very fast. she was a bit confusing at times but she's an easy grader and is always willing to help.