Fall 2022 - Robert Mendoza was my instructor (he wasn't listed). This was genuinely the best class I took this quarter. Each class was run like a socratic seminar, and we just discussed the assigned readings. In terms of the workload, we were assigned a weekly discussion post that was not difficult if you stayed current with the reading. We read a collection of poems and short stories as well as one memoir and one novel. The material was contemporary and really engaging, and I think even non-English majors would enjoy this class. Robert is very kind, and it is very clear that he cares a lot about his students and our input (he would often end lecture by thanking us all for our participation). I was bummed that this class was cut short by the TA strike. If you need to fulfill your writing 2, definitely take this class!
She was amazing.People found her intimidating because she was extremely organized, prepared, intelligent and well put but I liked her. She is calm and soft spoken.Her lectures never went on tangents or got lost; she always made her point, had evidence to back up her arguments and referred to page numbers multiple times. Her office hours were great: you could sit and go over anything and she would repeat and explain until you understood. Her midterm was wonderful! The study sheet was EXACTLY like the test. By studying off of it, I was 100% prepared! There are no papers in this class!!! YAY! The midterm and final, plus attendance, make up your grade but the material, lectures, and study guides help you through them. I recommend her because she really cares about her students. When she got stuck in Ireland, she posted videocam lectures. She had movies for us to watch and articles/essays to read. Very, very pleasant person!