America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Janice L Reiff

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

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Janice L Reiff

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Winter 2020
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Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 31, 2020 Grade Received: A-

Overall I was not a fan of the 60s cluster. You have nightly readings from the course reader (you have to buy one for fall and winter quarter, each being ~$60) which are incredibly long and boring. You could probably get away with not doing them but you will be a little lost in lecture. Reiff's lectures were the worst out of all the professors. They were extremely dull and not engaging whatsoever. I never listened past the first 10 minutes of class when she lectured and just ended up working on other things. Her slides were essentially blocks of text that she read word for word off of with a few pictures. My TA Adam was great!! He made the class enjoyable and bearable. I recommend trying to get him if he is TAing next year. There are a two essays, participation, and a final that make up your final grade. The essays weren't too bad but just extremely time consuming. Due to the circumstances, the final was open book and online so it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't expect the same for next year though and would double check with the professors. I think that the cluster is overall nice if you have a lot of GEs you need to knock out but personally I wouldn't recommend the 60s one.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted Feb. 20, 2020 Grade Received: A+

Overall, the cluster is somewhat mixed. But Reiff highkey is the worst lecturer of the four, she had slides where she would just read off wiki pages basically. Also since the final is term ids from each section, I feel like the history term ids were the hardest cause we got nothing from lecture. Also, I swear sometimes I saw her barely making the slides 30 min before class. Also, she kept sending us like 100 pages of reading (literally she sent us the fucking Pentagon Papers) and she would be like "have this ready for tmr:)"

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 6, 2019 Grade Received: A-

Professor Reiff is in charge of the history portion of the sixties cluster. As a former history head, I was excited about this portion of the cluster, but honestly, Reiff and team completely sucked the excitement out of me and made this cluster one of the most mundane things I have ever experienced. Reiff just reads off her slides (which consists of large timelines) and does not focus on historical moments that should be highlighted. Honestly, Vavreck (the Political Science Professor) does a better job at connecting sixties history than Reiff does. She isn't a mean person or anything but is just extremely boring. Her lectures were painfully boring and because of them, the cluster became very unbearable.

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