All Ratings and Reviews for Li Min
Although he is sometimes difficult to understand, his class was interesting and I really enjoyed it. We had a take home midterm and final and a project that was pretty much open to whatever you wanted to do. He is a really nice guy and I would definitely take a class from him again.
I had him for 116N. Take this class. Get to know him! He is great and I really think you will enjoy him if you visit him in office hours and try to think about the interesting ideas he presents in class. He is very concerned about his students and will help you in any way he can.
Not the best teacher for Chinese 50. I could not find the course listed for chinese 50 so i just chose anthropology...sorry about that
Powerpoints and notes tend to be unorganized and confusing to understand. Class is kind of boring. Since he's more of an archaeological, his version of Chinese history is extremely confusing and different from other popular sources.
Took Chinese 50 with him and have to say it was an incredibly easy GE. Quizzes, Midterm, and Final can easily be passed if you do the assigned readings the night before.
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Great professor and very nice guy. His tests are multiple choice and very easy. Just memorize the lecture slides and what he says. I hardly read and got perfect scores on the midterm and quizzes. Go to office hours cause practically no one goes. I went once and he remembered me.
I'm a graduating senior who needed to fulfill the Philosophical/Linguistics requirement so I took this class. The TA was more interesting than the professor. I never went to lecture because I kept falling asleep during the first two lectures. I never did the readings and on the three quizzes (each one 10 points) I earned 10/30 points total as my quiz grade. I did manage 80% on the midterm and I always went to the discussions, which were mandatory. I'm not sure how I did on the final exam and on the final paper, but I passed soOOOooOOOoooOOo. Overall, the material was not that interesting to me but this class is not challenging to pass. Most of my friends got As in this class so I assume the curve is generous. I just wanted a peace of mind that my laziness was not going to cost my GPA.
Lmao, on the first day of class, li min just stared at the students and said "wow probably 90% of students here are of east asian descent"
Very unclear and unfocused class. I have no idea what to study for the midterm, in fact the professor did not provide any information for the midterm. Lectures and Textbooks are covering extremely different topics. Every single one of my classmates I've talked to are either confused or stressed heading into tomorrow's midterm. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS.
I just got out of the final and I just wanted to recap for future students who are thinking of taking this class. First of all, this is not an "easy" GE. If you are looking for GE where you can get away with an A with minimal effort, this class IS NOT for you. I had to solely rely on the textbook to study for the tests because the lectures were not very effective. The professor would often go on tangents and talk about material that was not going to be tested on. I am not completely bashing on this class, though. The professor provided us with study guides so we can know what we needed to know for the test. These study guides were very reflective of what was going to be on the tests. The midterm consisted of only 20 multiple choice questions, which was a lot of pressure. The final consisted of 24 multiple choice questions, 2 map questions, and 6 short answers. If you are genuinely interested in Chinese civilization, then feel more than welcome to take this class. The professor is passionate about the topic and seemed like he always welcomed students to office hours. Overall, this class consisted of a lot of reading and memorizing. I honestly studied more for this class than my upperdivsion classes that I am currently taking for my major.
I took this class to satisfy a requirement as an anthropology major and I don't have much personal interest in archaeology, so I wasn't exactly expecting to love this class, but still it was largely bad. Professor Li does honestly seem like a nice person, but his lectures are really boring and he doesn't do a good job of making any of the things he's talking about interesting. But ultimately it didn't really matter too much whether or not I paid attention or even went to class because he gave a take-home midterm and final where all of the information was based on the book (and graded them easy; I got a multiple choice question marked wrong on the midterm and still got 30/30). Participation and attendance were required per the syllabus but the class was super empty by the third week and he never took attendance. I can personally vouch that I skipped about half the classes and still got an A (though I'm not sure the percentage breakdown). Overall, it's easy but if you're looking for a class that might catch your attention or teach you something interesting maybe look elsewhere.
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