Fall 2019 - Really nice guy, lectures were kind of dull although some stuff was interesting, and the workload was manageable. The worst thing about this class was the online midterms. Some of the questions were about weird small things he mentioned for a brief second in a lecture and the way some questions were worded was strange.
Winter 2021 - I feel like this Professor is OK but not my favorite so far. So this is the grading rubric for the class: Quizzes: 8 Each Quiz worth: 12.5% That's it... Basically whatever score you get in the quizzes will then be calculated for your final grade. It sucks because you either may not do well and it weighs down your grade or you may do well throughout the quarter. There is lots of reading so take note of that. Find people who will be your study buddy. If you cannot take the quiz, he will offer you an assignment instead. Go to the Writing Center because he is a harsh grader. LIKE REALLY HARSH. FYI, the quizzes are timed and open-notes but in reality, you may not have a lot of time to go back to the assigned reading to find the answer. The quizzes are 30-minutes long. Questions range from 18-21. Like I said, if you are a good test-taker, take his class. I had to switch my grade type because I screwed up on the first quiz. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend him because I get extreme anxiety during timed tests. I would recommend Professor Leslie Johns (123 International Law) with TA Abigail or Kye Barker (116B Continental Political Thought) or 149 with Sasha Issenberg (Presidency). These are the best professors I've taken and lenient with gradings.
Spring 2020 - I really enjoyed this class and this professor! The readings were interesting and topics went along perfect with lecture. The readings can be pretty long and the quizzes ask for specific points in the readings but the class is overall worth it. He also always recommended students to come to office hours which were pretty helpful. I would definitely take him!