Spring 2020 - I have the class online because of the pandemic. Dr. Green is a fantastic lecturer and wants you to enjoy the materials. The grades however depend on your Ta because your letter grade depends on three essays only. So, if you meet a harsh Ta it will NOT be an easy A. In my case I have Ha as my TA who is fantastic and lenient!
Winter 2023 - There is literally just an in class midterm and a take home paper final. That is all. So, workload is obviously manageable but there is a LOT of content to be covered in this class. The lectures aren't technically mandatory (he doesn't take attendance) but he does not post the lecture slides on BruinLearn, in an attempt to encourage students to come to class. Green is so knowledgeable on the subject that it may sometimes become overwhelming-- a lot of his lectures are often so packed with information that I would definitely recommend doing the weekly readings so that you know what's going on. There isn't a lot of background information provided, he kind of throws you into all of the content because he is so familiar with it, so you are going to need to be proactive and learn on your own if you want to do well. That being said, very straight forward midterm and final. If you put in the time and work, you will get an A.
Fall 2017 - Professor Green is a really engaging professor who really wants his students to do well. For this class the grade was made up of 50% midterm, 50% final, but he took attendance every class. For the midterm, the thursday before he gave us the midterm question prompts- and told us we we would get to choose two questions for the midterm. He doesn't surprise you at all, he just really wants you to prepare your answers beforehand. I didn't put that much effort into the preparation and only got a B- on this. For the final, he gives you the prompt in week 1 of the quarter, and it's a 10 page paper due in Finals week covering the theme of the whole course. I wrote this paper in 24 hours before it was due, and received an A- in the class. He really wants to make sure you show that you've done the reading for this class, so as long as you incorporate at least 1 or two readings from each week into your paper you should be fine. Professor Nile was a great professor and interesting lecturer. Definitely recommend this class!
Actual Course Taken: 2010 Winter - HIST175C-1 Special Topics in Contemporary Indian History: Muslim Reformation? Islam, Modernity, and Empire in British India. Structure: Midterm: 50% , Final: 50% Midterm: You get to pick one question from weeks 1-5. He provides 5 questions or so and you need to answer one. His syllabus is all online with all online readings organized week by week in themes. He gives a week's advance for a 5-10 page paper. I left it till last minute (Same as I did in the other class) and received a B+ Final: He gave us one "theme" question everyone had to do and then a question chosen from 3 possibilities. He gave the questions 5 days in advance and it was on the spot bluebook. I received a B+ Overall, he is a good lecturer, he is interesting but there are NO slides or no overarching textbook to refer to. The readings every week are helpful and you don't need to read every one(Just the weeks you choose to write about). That is good because there were some weeks (Like the Christian missionaries in British India) that did not interest me. I've taken him twice, each time got a B but I would take him again. It does not demand much of you, and if you're into the subject take it! Even if you're not interested in the subject his passion and English accent will make you into it.