Fall 2023 - Professor Jay is very enthusiastic about the topic and attentive to our learning, but her classes are a bit disorganized. Homework are readings that are usually research papers and a detailed reflection about the reading. Her quizzes that we are supposed to take with no notes have questions that can only be answered if you memorized every single detail from her slides, almost like trivia. Her lectures and slides are decent but sometimes it is difficult to know what is the main idea we're supposed to take away. However, you can tell Professor Jay cares about whether you are learning or not because she is very thorough when you ask her questions. But it would be easier if she made the main idea of the lessons clearer in the lecture and slides with the quiz questions reflecting those.
Fall 2022 - This cluster in general was amazing. All of the material was actually engaging and interesting, and I have learned a lot so far. The professor's and TA's all really care about students understanding material rather than just caring about grades. The assignments for the class weren't that difficult, and they were actually fun to complete at times. This cluster has educated me on so many new things regarding food, sustainability, meat, etc... We also haven't had a midterm and the final tends to be just an essay with a topic that you have the ability to chose. I highly recommend taking this cluster as it is interesting and pretty simple. If you aren't a science major this will benefit you even more as it covers 3 science GE's, including the lab one.
Winter 2022 - This is the continuation of the food cluster, and while it's still amazing and better than the rest of the clusters, the material becomes slightly more challenging. I still highly recommend, because it's the best way to knock out a bunch of GEs freshman year while having one class to worry about during registration (because you're guaranteed a spot all three quarters). It's just something to be aware of, as the writing demands grow and the content becomes more challenging. The professors are still amazing!