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SE A ST 1
Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies Full Profile > 1.5 Overall 1.2 Easiness 1.8 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness
I took both SEA ST 1 and HIST 9E with Woods in the same quarter. I'd say that HIST 9E is a harder course in general than SEA ST 1. (The study guide for ... (Dec. 15, 2008)
SE A ST 1
Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies See Full Profile

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I took both SEA ST 1 and HIST 9E with Woods in the same quarter. I'd say that HIST 9E is a harder course in general than SEA ST 1. (The study guide for Hist 9E has more questions and ID's that you have to cover.) However, my TA for Hist 9E, Ziad, was AWESOME. He not only helped you see the big picture in regards to the study of history, but he was also really helpful with the midterm and final. If you get Ziad, take him! (even though his class was at 8 am in the morning.)

The differences between the two classes are that SEA ST 1 concentrates more on culture. We have lectures on theater and even a dance presentation from a Thai lady. Hist 9E naturally focuses more on history. The first two lectures between the two classes were exactly the same, as were the map quizzes. Some of the readings were the same as well.

If you take both SEA ST 1 and HIST 9E in the same quarter, beware that the 10-page research papers are due on the same day. I'd have been screwed if Woods didn't give us an extension on the paper for the Hist 9E class.

Woods was pretty good professor. His lectures were organized and it was really easy to take good notes. A tip: take detailed notes from lecture!! They really help with the midterm and final when you're given identification terms that seem rather out-of-the-blue. Woods was funny at times as well.

All in all, both are pretty good classes. Interesting, and not too much work (though there is a lot of reading). I also really liked that Woods put up all of his readings online, so there was no need to buy an expensive textbook.

(Dec. 15, 2008)
I A STD 31
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SEASIAN 135
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SEASIAN 170B
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HIST 176E
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