Government and Politics in Latin America: States of Middle America

Mark Sawyer

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of Middle America

Political Science department

Mark Sawyer

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Fall 2009
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 4, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I hardly ever went to class and got a B. He's cool, but since I was never there I don't know details lmao. It was a new class they were introducing, race and labor or some crap (M 165), so there were some mishaps with the midterm. basically it was thrown together and a piece of shit. But he made it up by making the final paper easy and making it worth 70% of our grade if we choose that route. I did. Worked for me. A lot of my friends really like him, but I don't think I'd purposefully take another one of his classes outside of familiarity.

Don't mind the course, it wasn't on the list. I took M165.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 26, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

The difficulty of the course depends on which TA you get, but the class is profoundly enriching! You will learn and discuss about topics that are very different from other political science courses. It gives you a better perspective on societies and race relations. There is a lot of reading and writing, and by no means can you get away with not reading b/c of the quizzes and participation grade. However, you don't have to attend lecture to do well in the class--just do the readings. I wouldn't say it's an "easy A," but it's doable and worth it, in my opinion. You get what you put into it.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 22, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I'd have to disagree with the evaluation below. I took PS154C- Black experience in latin America. It was a really interesting class, different from any political science class i'd taken before. His lectures were pretty interesting, we watched a lot of film as we learned about concepts of race relations and Afro-Latinos. For my class, he only had two assignments a take home midterm and final, worth 80% of your grade overall and 20% for discussion. This class was a lot of reading and writing but I thought it was very interesting. The lectures are podcasted online to review or just watch from home, i went to class made half of the time and got an A in the class

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 2, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

nice professor, knows his stuff, he goes on a lot of tangents you end up watching random videos about stuff which is some what interesting. The reading tends to be boring and redundant. If your interested in latin american politics and racism, go for it. Class is structured off of a take home midterm and a take home final. midterm- gave us 3 prompts on thursday, you answer 2 and turn it on on monday at 5 on turnitin.com , final is 4 essays you pick 3 and answer them got the final a week in advance. It somewhat depends on your TA because they grade the essays but they inform you on what they are looking for. Summary= decently easy, but really boring if your not interested in the subject matter.

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