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You need to take one of his classes, bottom line.
Professor Green is an incredible lecturer, and this is coming from someone who DREADS going to class. But, his lectures are very well organized, easy to understand, and he himself is such a chill person. I loved 185B so much that I decided to take a seminar (191N) with him too. While he does want you to do the reading, you don't have to. But DO go to all of his lectures, pay attention, and write everything that he does on the board. Also, he gives you the essay questions for the midterm and final in advance. This allows you to make a clear and structured essay, memorize your outline, and deliver on the day of the test. Awesome, awesome guy, and both classes were really great.
I agree with the person above me. He is a very approachable guy, good lecturer, and very open to questions or comments. I had no interest in the topic matter prior to the class, I joined the day of when my other class got canceled, and ended up really enjoying the class. He is a mildly hard grader, I got an A- on the midterm after putting a decent amount of effort into it. Saw a few Cs from other people. Lecture material and online readings cover everything. Books aren't really needed. No surprises on the final (which I am about to take)saves a lot of headache. Overall I would highly recommend him. I plan to take his 175 class next quarter (assuming I get a good grade in this class! :D)
Prof Green is very charming and well-spoken. The lecture: Some key dates, places and people hand written on the chalkboard then he lectures for the rest of the class. Most of the class is his verbal lecturing so if you are not there to take down verbatim what he says-it'll get confusing to borrow notes from someone who just wrote a few dates that he wrote on the board. There are no slides or lectures posted online but he assigns weekly readings that include primary sources. You don't HAVE to read them but if you go through them the class makes so much more sense so if you skip a day you won't be totally confused. His midterm was a take home paper. He provided 2 questions from each of the weeks 1-5 and we had to choose one and write a paper on it using that weeks primary sources, readings and lectures. I did not try my hardest on it and was a little scatterbrained and I got a B. He writes e-mails back very fast and I've been to his office hrs once and he seemed approachable. He can come off a tad intimidating but you can tell he just wants students to learn. I am in week 9 but the final is the same format of the midterm except it is in class. He is going to give us a week in advance to look and study the question so on final day we come in and write the essay on the spot. Overall, he is a good prof and very passionate and colorful in his teaching style. He is also very open-minded and provides all different historical views! Good prof, take him if the actual subject matter is of slight interest to you. So if you can handle a class that has no online post of lectures-no slides, only a midterm/final essay style but with a good prof relaying it to you-then take it!