Fall 2022 - Fall - 2022 Incredible professor. His lectures are full to the brim with information. The assigned texts are engaging, and the professor always has a lot to add to them in the lecture. I think anyone who takes M104A with this professor will not be disappointed. Workload: I found the weekly readings to be easy to get through because they were so interesting, both the midterm and final were short essays (based on the readings). Then there were weekly discussion posts for the discussion section. Attendance: Attendance was not mandatory. He did not record attendance, but did record his lectures so you wouldn't miss anything! Same thing for the discussion, the TA did not record attendance but did not record the discussion. I definitely recommend going to discussion though because it goes above and beyond what we learn in lecture. Textbook: You absolutely need the textbook for this class. Most, if not all the readings are from the textbook. There also does not seem to be an online pdf of it, so order the physical copy online ASAP!