Spring 2022 - I loved Professor Fleming. He makes the classroom an enjoyable place to be. He keeps the energy up in the room and makes it a respectful place for discussion. He's been teaching this course for around 2 decades and he obviously loves his job. Don't worry about your grade at all as long as you engage in lecture and complete the quarter long outside internship you will be guided through. The class is structured around guest speakers and each week you will be assigned some light readings to prepare to listen to a guest speaker and ask them follow up questions afterwards. So the class is truly just 9 weeks of informal lectures and discussion with the guest speakers in their respective unique professions. You are asked to write a one page email each week to the professor and its just a reflection on your week, your internship, the new readings, and the last guest speaker. Overall 10/10 class I wish I could take him again!
I did the LGBT Studies internship course with Fleming and absolutely loved it. He's very sweet and genuinely wants to get to know his students & serve as a mentor. The class requires you to find an internship but Fleming provides you with a list of organizations to contact and he basically knows the leaders of every one so it's easy to get one. You have to do about 7 hours/week of the internship which is a lot of time but other than that, the course is completely easy. There are weekly guest speakers from various LGBTQ organizations who were very engaging & interesting. You have to do a 3 page paper on your internship experience and THAT'S IT! No midterm or final. The grade distribution speaks for itself--I'm not sure how it'd be possible to not get an A in this class.