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This class depends a lot on how comfortable you are with econ and econ policy. This class is the study of migration but mostly this class goes into how econ motivates people and states to accept or not accept immigrants.
You have to attend guest lectures which are boring.
There is a fair amount of reading which is pretty dense and some of the hardest I have read for a Poli-Sci.
During section, the TA cleared up a lot of the complex reading which made the class easier.
Class is graded on a curve and via the GroupMe, it seemed that most people Got B+ A- on the midterm and final.
The class was pretty straightforward but Peters' political bias shows itself during lectures and I found the subject material to be quite boring until the last couple of weeks of class. We were graded on attending guest lectures via Zoom, participating in the discussion sections, weekly quizzes, and two midterm/final take-home papers. The papers were graded fairly. It is virtually impossible to get less than an A in this class.
I definitely recommend this class. No textbook required, as Professor Peters provides all of them for free. Professor Peters is very kind, helpful, and empathetic towards her students. Her class is flexible, especially for the due dates of the weekly reading assignments (Quizzes on CCLE). Her recorded lectures aren't very long and are a great supplement that summarizes the main points of the weekly readings. However, attending the live lectures featuring guest speakers is mandatory for attendance grade, which IIRC there was only 6 throughout the quarter. If you cannot make it to the live lectures, you can submit a one-page summary of what you learned and might get some credit. To be clear, I am not one of those "laid back" students, so I did do all of the readings and felt that the exam questions were fair. To be more precise, I found the Final Exam to be a bit more complicated than the Midterm as the essay questions required deeper thinking. The essay exam requires you to write 4 essays in total, but each essay has a one-page limit and done in single-space, with a reference page at the end. The weekly reading assignments (Quizzes) was not too hard, but it would be if you didn't do the readings at all. Typically, the quizzes have 3-5 questions, and you have an hour to submit. Be sure to do some of the readings before the discussion sections, as you are expected to answer questions as a group. Your TA will be the ones who grades everything. Thank you, Professor Peters, for the great quarter!!