Survey of Middle East, 500 to Present: 500 to 1300
Fall 2022 - Prof. Morony is a tough professor to grade. I liked his personality enough, but he was completely unapproachable and was unlike any professor I've had before - but not in a good way. His lectures were dry and he'd read from his notes the entire time, often incoherently, and he'd move too fast to take proper notes and not even put the slide he was reading from on the projector. Morony is an older guy, I think he may even be retired now that my class concluded, but he was not adept with technology whatsoever, and he refused help on multiple occasions. He would answer questions sarcastically and make you feel stupid for not reading his mind or not knowing the material ahead of time. My main issue with his course was that there were only three assignments, both halves of the midterm and the final - all of which were essays. So, it's a make or break type deal with Morony. Sadly, there were no redeeming factors about his tutelage that would make me recommend his class to anyone. I honestly would have liked to take a class from him if it was in the 1980s, but he was overall unable to adapt to modern education/technology and barely exerted any effort. I'd give advice on how I got an A in the class, but I have no clue how I pulled that off.