All Ratings and Reviews for Marcus Anthony Hunter
Professor Hunter is amazing and the class is very fun but Please be Aware of your TA as they control your grades. You don't have to believe me as the reviews make this class seem like the easiest class ever for an A but it really does depend on the TA. Grades are dependent on two essays (about 6-8 pages) for the midterm and final and a video project that you do with your fellow classmates. However, I still highly recommend this class as Professor Hunter is genuinely an amazing person and professor and the workload is very small. Just, in my recommendation, please allow your schedule to be somewhat flexible so you can change TAs if you find one to be absolute dogshit. And yes I am salty lol. #ripmy3.7
I feel like the previous responder had the same TA as me lol. I agree it is very TA dependent. But the good thing is that she is graduating and is no longer going to hand out potato grades. There is 1 3+ page essay for the midterm and 2 4+ essays for the final and a multimedia project you do in a group. If you wanted an easy A, I'm not sure if this class hands 85% A's anymore, so you should be prepared to do more work than you'd thought.
Straightforward material and Hunter keeps lecture engaging. Make sure you do the readings because that is how you will build your argument for your midterm/final papers. I'm not sure if this was the case with all TAs, but mine was very focused on essay structure so I recommend making topic sentences, transitions, thesis, etc. clear.
Hunter offers plenty of extra credit to help boost your grade. Take advantage of it because the grading structure is different than other classes I've had. Go to section because attendance was taken regularly and makes up a good portion of your grade.
The professor is great, but the TAs are another story. They are not easy graders and the grade distribution for the class was not clear. The TA told us that grades would be boosted, but they ended up being calculated from our raw score. It was impossible to even argue since they don’t post their grade distribution anywhere. Overall, I would say beware of your TA and don’t expect an easy A like the previous reviews explained.
This class is sooooooo good. Omg. Take this shit. 5/5. I’m being serious. Drop all your other classes and TAKE THIS ONE. You won’t regret it. He ALWAYS ends class early. He offers so many extra credit opportunities. The midterm and final are essays but the prompts are so general that you can talk about anything. The book is cheap and interesting to read. His lectures are so amazing. He incorporates modern music and it was just an easy class but I still learned a lot. He’s a great guy, honestly. And you can fulfill participation through tweets ! TAKE THIS
This class was one of my favorite classes of freshman year and also was extremely do-able! It consisted of two essays and one video project which was done with a group. The first essay was graded very fairly and I think everyone got a 100% on the final paper and video project. The course material was extremely interesting and Professor Hunter was an excellent lecturer. Overall highly recommend this class.
Easy class that I would highly recommend. Overall really interesting content, but somehow the topics seem not to be super connective, there isn't really a common thread throughout the class. Hunter is a great lecturer though and lectures are fun and interesting. Except the Haiku's those are annoying.
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