Professor

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

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Easiness 2.5/ 5
Clarity 3.5/ 5
Workload 2.5/ 5
Helpfulness 3.0/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Winter 2022 - I came into this class with the intention of completing a GE. Both the midterm (30%) and the final (40%) were take home and we had between 48-72 hours or so depending on the test to complete it. I honestly believe that without the idea of these tests being take-home, I would not have done as well as I did. Without COVID, I believe this would have been in-person which I don't think is the best as you have to write out an essay within that limited time without other resources. Like the previous review, I felt that the questions (especially for the midterm) pertained to things briefly covered in class rather than what I expected would be thematic questions. I took very good notes for this course and followed the readings so I was prepared with information, but someone who maybe didn't do this may have had a difficult time completing these. The grading wasn't exactly harsh, but I definitely think that it was hard to compile a bunch of information with the limited word count, at least in my case. For instance I was told I could probably elaborate more, but I didn't have the space to do so. I ended up doing well on the exams, however, but it definitely took some time for me to complete them. Along with these there were weekly writing assignments of 500 words based on primary sources that were 30% of our grade. They were fairly simple and you should be able to do well on them. Chase, the TA, was very nice and was willing to discuss questions which was helpful. Overall, the class wasn't my favorite as I don't exactly love history, but it was an interesting class. If you are looking for an easy GE, I don't think this is the one for you, but if you're willing to put in some work or find world history interesting, I think you'll enjoy it.
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