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Really fun light class. Basically high school AP US History but a lot more in depth. Discussions for this class are also pretty fun.
Prof. Brown seemed like a really nice guy. His outfits were absolutely off the chain (the pink blazer was pretty sick) and he was a fairly charismatic lecturer.
Workload was easy. Tests not a cake walk but as long as you study the text (take notes, look at key terms and such) you'll be good.
Recommend this class.
DR. BROWN IS THE BEST!!
He is funny and amazing as a professor AND as a person! I enjoyed every second of this class.
This quarter, he made the final exam optional due to the circumstances (Covid-19 and BLM protests) which was much appreciated.
Take anything you can with Dr. Brown, you will not be disappointed.
I absolutely love this man! He is so passionate about history and his students. I took this class as a GE, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. He said on the first day that he wanted everyone to get an A. If you did the readings, you were set to do well. He was super entertaining during lecture, and I want to take more of his classes. Highly recommend.
Note: This review is for Spring 2020, a quarter conducted entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Brown provided me with a class that was enjoyable as well as insightful. Each week, he would post a couple of prerecorded lectures or documentaries for us to watch regarding the material for that week. Then, he would use the scheduled class time as a type of office hours, briefly reviewing the material in the first 15-30 minutes before opening it up to questions about anything. He would often draw parallels between earlier periods and today, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and all related economic issues, then the Black Lives Matter and social unrest toward the end of the quarter, which I found rather applicable by bringing history to today. On a side note, he would always begin the lectures with some music in the background that related to the topic of the day, something which I enjoyed.
With regards to tests and grades, Professor Brown was more than fair. He said that he "wished he could give everyone an A," which reflects his intentions to try to help everyone understand and succeed in the course. Each of the two midterms was entirely multiple choice and open book, with ample time to answer the questions and double-check with the book before submitting. Rather than a final, he assigned us a final paper which was very fun to write; this was graded by our TAs. Ultimately, because of the political and social unrest toward the tail end of the quarter, Professor Brown made the final paper a no-harm assignment to be accommodating.
TL;DR: Professor Brown is a genuinely enjoyable professor who stresses the importance of learning the material and drawing connections while making the assignments/assessments easy to lessen the stress about grades.
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