Sarah P Morris
Department of Classics
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3.6
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Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A-
June 25, 2019

She is very knowledgeable in her field, and is very accessible outside of class. She is fairly energetic in lecture. Although she does not post slides online, they are very useful. Even if I did all the reading, I still felt like one can succeed in the class without doing much of it just because her lectures are very informative. Take good notes and you'll be fine! Study guide is also very straight forward, a pretty easy class in general.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
April 2, 2019

Dr. Morris' lectures are boring but helpful because the points covered are those that are most important and thus should be focused on when writing the papers, studying for the exams, etc.

The exams were straight memorization based on a comprehensive study guide that she provides. The number of terms on the study guide may seem overwhelming, but the TAs graded the exams extremely leniently, so don't worry too much.

The only reason one might not get an A in this class is if they don't put in enough time into the papers.

Overall, Dr. Morris is super interested in the subject matter and, if you need help, is more than willing to provide it if you reach out. Not too bad of a GE.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
Dec. 22, 2018

The class is easy and you should manage by just going through the materials listed in the midterm/final study guide and regularly attending discussion. Not as engaging as Classics 30 with Professor Purves as this professor is quite scattered and often leaves you wondering what the point was by the end of the lecture (due to the many tangents she rambles on)

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Dec. 7, 2018

This class isn't too bad if you need to get rid of a GE. There's a lot of readings, but if you have a good TA then they're all pretty easy to understand. I literally only learned valuable information from the readings and in discussion. The lectures are USELESS and really scattered, and she doesn't post them online, which I guess is okay considering they contribute absolutely no information to what you need to know for the midterm/final. Honestly I did well in this class by doing the readings, and then just googling all the facts I needed to know that were listed on the review sheets she gave us before each test.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
Jan. 25, 2017

The exams have a super straightforward study guide, she literally gives you a list of terms that you need to know and you have to answer some simple questions about artwork. You can tell she's really passionate, but sometimes the slides won't make sense and have question marks on the ends. Easy class, would take again.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A-
Dec. 21, 2016

Professor Morris is extremely knowledgeable about Ancient Greece and her lectures are always very detailed and easy to follow along. However, each lecture is packed with so much information, it often became pretty tedious and honestly lectures were only worth going to if you're truly interested in the subject material. For midterms and finals, there's a study guide posted and if you stick to studying what's on the sheet, it'll be a breeze. Just try not to cram everything in the night before because the tests cover a lot of material. There is a ridiculous amount of reading required for this class so be careful on not falling too far behind. Try to actually keep up with the deadlines that Professor Morris sets for the readings though, because unless you're really good at BSing, you're going to need to have some idea of what's going on to participate in discussion (which counts for a grade). There were 2 papers due during my quarter and I would recommend having a rough draft for your TA or Professor Morris to read over a few days before the due date. This is especially helpful if you've run out of things to say and you still haven't met the word limit, as my TA gave me a lot of good ideas to finish my essay. Your grade really does depend on which TA you end up with as they grade your papers and participation. All in all, I would not recommend this class if you're looking for an easy GE, but it's a very interesting class if you are genuinely interested in learning about Greek civilization.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Dec. 20, 2016

This class is a fairly easy GE but I would recommend taking it ONLY if you're interested in Ancient Greek/Classics simply because it will be ludicrously boring for you. People mention that lectures aren't mandatory, which is absolutely true, although I went to the good majority of them simply because it was interesting to me (the lecture hall was probably 1/4 of the way full after about 3 weeks in).

People are saying that it depends on your TA, which might be true but I was under the impression that each TA graded one portion of the exams and left it to the others so that it would be fair for all students, but then again I never discussed these details with TA's or professor in this class (My other classes used this technique).

It's a lot of readings which are, to me, interesting to learn about but if you despise history and find it dull, I would stay away from this class. Morris is VERY knowledgeable and passionate with her work and her lectures are interesting only if you find it interesting. However, they are not necessary at all as long as you keep up with the readings. She does however summarize the readings in lecture so it can help you with essays if you attend.

They know that this class is majority first year and as a result, the two short 5 page papers are designed to be more of a learning experience to the student. They check more for how well you argue and organize rather than actual content for the most part.

The midterms and final are almost structured exactly the same and is ridiculously easy to study for. They give you all the terminology you need to know before hand, including the essay prompt for the final. Perhaps the most difficult part of the exams are the images she tests you, where you have no clue what the questions may be, but they usually pertain to the location and date of where the object was found. Certain TA's are more nit picky than others that is true, so you must be thorough with all the dates and details, I feel as though I should have gotten an A- because I knew I had incorrect answers but they brush over it if you're close enough.

Overall the class was easy and enjoyable

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: NR
Dec. 5, 2016

I am selling the camp and fisher textbook for this class for 10 bucks. Text 951-741-5841 if interested.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A-
Dec. 1, 2016

I don't know where to begin with this review. I love Ancient Greek History and love Professor Morris but I was not happy with my TA this quarter. I have friends that have different TA's and if you get lucky, getting an A in this class is pretty much a breeze.

However, if you get unlucky like I did, to get an A in a terrible/difficult TA's class requires you to be in like the top 10% of the class. My TA graded very subjectively. For instance, if you were a Classics/Latin major she tended to grade much harsher because she had higher expectations. Her expectations WERE not clear in the beginning of the class.

I think the workload is very reasonable . The Midterm and Final are exactly what you would expect (you get a study guide beforehand) so doing well isn't terribly difficult. The hardest part is leniency. My TA took off a bunch of points if you mixed up dates or didn't specify the location of an important place, but overall it's not too difficult if you are good at memorizing. Oh, and one more thing about the midterm/final: train your hands early, because they are going to hurt! You are expected to answer a lot in a short amount of time but if you prepare beforehand it's reasonable.

Overall, I would recommend the class to anyone interested in the subject (don't take if you don't have an interest). You will learn a lot and much of it is pretty valuable. However, know that if your TA sucks ahead of time, try and switch discussions or consider dropping. Otherwise your sections will be super awkward and grading can be tough. Good luck y'all!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
Nov. 29, 2016

Lectures are not necessary and not at all necessary to succeed in the class, as all the material found on the midterms and final are pulled from the readings. Lots of memorization and reading, best to take with a friend to split the reading load as there is a lot of reading, and it is very boring.

Grade solely depends on your TA. Your grade will be made up of two 5 page papers, a midterm, and a final. Some TA's grade the exams tougher than others, same goes with the papers. The midterm is poorly timed as all students struggled to get as much information down as possible before the time expired. Your success will be just as dependent on how fast you can write as how well you know the material.

Overall, would not recommend as a GE unless you are very, very interested in the subject material. Heavy reading load and boring lectures will have you wishing the quarter would end already.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A-
June 25, 2019

She is very knowledgeable in her field, and is very accessible outside of class. She is fairly energetic in lecture. Although she does not post slides online, they are very useful. Even if I did all the reading, I still felt like one can succeed in the class without doing much of it just because her lectures are very informative. Take good notes and you'll be fine! Study guide is also very straight forward, a pretty easy class in general.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
April 2, 2019

Dr. Morris' lectures are boring but helpful because the points covered are those that are most important and thus should be focused on when writing the papers, studying for the exams, etc.

The exams were straight memorization based on a comprehensive study guide that she provides. The number of terms on the study guide may seem overwhelming, but the TAs graded the exams extremely leniently, so don't worry too much.

The only reason one might not get an A in this class is if they don't put in enough time into the papers.

Overall, Dr. Morris is super interested in the subject matter and, if you need help, is more than willing to provide it if you reach out. Not too bad of a GE.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
Dec. 22, 2018

The class is easy and you should manage by just going through the materials listed in the midterm/final study guide and regularly attending discussion. Not as engaging as Classics 30 with Professor Purves as this professor is quite scattered and often leaves you wondering what the point was by the end of the lecture (due to the many tangents she rambles on)

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Dec. 7, 2018

This class isn't too bad if you need to get rid of a GE. There's a lot of readings, but if you have a good TA then they're all pretty easy to understand. I literally only learned valuable information from the readings and in discussion. The lectures are USELESS and really scattered, and she doesn't post them online, which I guess is okay considering they contribute absolutely no information to what you need to know for the midterm/final. Honestly I did well in this class by doing the readings, and then just googling all the facts I needed to know that were listed on the review sheets she gave us before each test.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
Jan. 25, 2017

The exams have a super straightforward study guide, she literally gives you a list of terms that you need to know and you have to answer some simple questions about artwork. You can tell she's really passionate, but sometimes the slides won't make sense and have question marks on the ends. Easy class, would take again.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A-
Dec. 21, 2016

Professor Morris is extremely knowledgeable about Ancient Greece and her lectures are always very detailed and easy to follow along. However, each lecture is packed with so much information, it often became pretty tedious and honestly lectures were only worth going to if you're truly interested in the subject material. For midterms and finals, there's a study guide posted and if you stick to studying what's on the sheet, it'll be a breeze. Just try not to cram everything in the night before because the tests cover a lot of material. There is a ridiculous amount of reading required for this class so be careful on not falling too far behind. Try to actually keep up with the deadlines that Professor Morris sets for the readings though, because unless you're really good at BSing, you're going to need to have some idea of what's going on to participate in discussion (which counts for a grade). There were 2 papers due during my quarter and I would recommend having a rough draft for your TA or Professor Morris to read over a few days before the due date. This is especially helpful if you've run out of things to say and you still haven't met the word limit, as my TA gave me a lot of good ideas to finish my essay. Your grade really does depend on which TA you end up with as they grade your papers and participation. All in all, I would not recommend this class if you're looking for an easy GE, but it's a very interesting class if you are genuinely interested in learning about Greek civilization.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Dec. 20, 2016

This class is a fairly easy GE but I would recommend taking it ONLY if you're interested in Ancient Greek/Classics simply because it will be ludicrously boring for you. People mention that lectures aren't mandatory, which is absolutely true, although I went to the good majority of them simply because it was interesting to me (the lecture hall was probably 1/4 of the way full after about 3 weeks in).

People are saying that it depends on your TA, which might be true but I was under the impression that each TA graded one portion of the exams and left it to the others so that it would be fair for all students, but then again I never discussed these details with TA's or professor in this class (My other classes used this technique).

It's a lot of readings which are, to me, interesting to learn about but if you despise history and find it dull, I would stay away from this class. Morris is VERY knowledgeable and passionate with her work and her lectures are interesting only if you find it interesting. However, they are not necessary at all as long as you keep up with the readings. She does however summarize the readings in lecture so it can help you with essays if you attend.

They know that this class is majority first year and as a result, the two short 5 page papers are designed to be more of a learning experience to the student. They check more for how well you argue and organize rather than actual content for the most part.

The midterms and final are almost structured exactly the same and is ridiculously easy to study for. They give you all the terminology you need to know before hand, including the essay prompt for the final. Perhaps the most difficult part of the exams are the images she tests you, where you have no clue what the questions may be, but they usually pertain to the location and date of where the object was found. Certain TA's are more nit picky than others that is true, so you must be thorough with all the dates and details, I feel as though I should have gotten an A- because I knew I had incorrect answers but they brush over it if you're close enough.

Overall the class was easy and enjoyable

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: NR
Dec. 5, 2016

I am selling the camp and fisher textbook for this class for 10 bucks. Text 951-741-5841 if interested.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A-
Dec. 1, 2016

I don't know where to begin with this review. I love Ancient Greek History and love Professor Morris but I was not happy with my TA this quarter. I have friends that have different TA's and if you get lucky, getting an A in this class is pretty much a breeze.

However, if you get unlucky like I did, to get an A in a terrible/difficult TA's class requires you to be in like the top 10% of the class. My TA graded very subjectively. For instance, if you were a Classics/Latin major she tended to grade much harsher because she had higher expectations. Her expectations WERE not clear in the beginning of the class.

I think the workload is very reasonable . The Midterm and Final are exactly what you would expect (you get a study guide beforehand) so doing well isn't terribly difficult. The hardest part is leniency. My TA took off a bunch of points if you mixed up dates or didn't specify the location of an important place, but overall it's not too difficult if you are good at memorizing. Oh, and one more thing about the midterm/final: train your hands early, because they are going to hurt! You are expected to answer a lot in a short amount of time but if you prepare beforehand it's reasonable.

Overall, I would recommend the class to anyone interested in the subject (don't take if you don't have an interest). You will learn a lot and much of it is pretty valuable. However, know that if your TA sucks ahead of time, try and switch discussions or consider dropping. Otherwise your sections will be super awkward and grading can be tough. Good luck y'all!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
Nov. 29, 2016

Lectures are not necessary and not at all necessary to succeed in the class, as all the material found on the midterms and final are pulled from the readings. Lots of memorization and reading, best to take with a friend to split the reading load as there is a lot of reading, and it is very boring.

Grade solely depends on your TA. Your grade will be made up of two 5 page papers, a midterm, and a final. Some TA's grade the exams tougher than others, same goes with the papers. The midterm is poorly timed as all students struggled to get as much information down as possible before the time expired. Your success will be just as dependent on how fast you can write as how well you know the material.

Overall, would not recommend as a GE unless you are very, very interested in the subject material. Heavy reading load and boring lectures will have you wishing the quarter would end already.

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3.6
Overall Rating
Based on 33 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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