The professor has an annoying soporific voice, and like the person above said, does not know how to give an engaging or interesting lecture. The course reader required for this class is absolutely unnecessary - neither the midterm nor the final had ANY material from the course reader. He assigns an obscene amount of reading, but does not test any of it. He seems very nervous and defensive all the time, but if you talk to him one-on-one, he's pretty nice. Although he treats the class as a whole as a kindergarten class (he raises his voice and shouts, "No talking!" and makes his TA's stand guard by the side of the aisles), he respects you when you talk to him one-on-one. All in all, the material was interesting, but the professor? Not so much. The class isn't that hard as long as you go to lecture and review the lecture material (a lot of memorization though).
Winter 2022 - Taylor sucked. He combined useless information with extremely important information and was never good at engaging his class. He had a chokehold on his TAs and was completely unapproachable. The tests were too hard, the essays as well, he doesn't care if you write a good essay only if you check off all his boxes that he doesn't tell you what are. One of the worst classes of my college experience thus far.