Winter 2019 - Buswell is incredibly knowledgable on this topic. His lectures are very interesting, only if you already had interest in the subject. I could see how it would be hard to follow him if you were not already interested in the topic as he talks very soft and tends to go on tangents. For me, this was actually not a problem for me because I was very interested in the topic prior to class; however, I did have trouble paying attention sometimes when he talked super quietly. Overall, I would highly recommend this class as a writing two requirement if you are interested in history or religions. I would also HIGHLY recommend Oh Mee Lee as your TA, because she was incredibly knowledgable, invested in each student and helpful.
Spring 2018 - Professor Buswell seems kind, but he is very busy. He once had to step out in the middle of a lecture because he had a meeting to attend. His TA grades most (if not all) of the assignments. TA did a good job facilitating the discussions. No group projects, just papers. Final essays must use the books Prof Buswell wrote as reference. Overall, interesting subject but not a very engaging class.