Review Comment

Intro to Feminist Theory

August 31, 2005

Khaja, Jameel Silver_nugget
Intro to Feminist Theory

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Jameel is a gem. A really fine teacher. I highly recommend him....But...Beware the discussion sections! They are a huge weakness of this course. Two of the Three TA's in my class were not very knowledgeable but very opinionated and hard graders. This was occasionaly a difficult mix to stomach. A wonderful discussion led by Khaja was followed by an hour of everyone in my section looking like the life was being slowly bled from them. (no joke. we grew pale. listless. and angry.) I hated my section so much it felt too mean to review the TA individually. She never should have been placed in that position. Unfortunately, the TA's do a sizable amount of the grading....Anyway, Great class overall. But consider yourself forewarned. Don't let your discussion section ruin it for you (if you can help it)

December 01, 2004

Regan, Marie
Intro to Feminist Theory

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I also will emphasize that this class is not an easy elective. Most of the readings, and some of the films, are tedious and pointless unless you really, really like to deconstruct films like a film major. And there were plenty of film majors in this course. However, Professor Regan received some unfairly harsh reviews on CULPA. This is a tough course, and it definitely caters to "know-it-all" students. I found Professor Regan to be a fair grader, and I seriously doubt she "enjoys" giving low grades as one reviewer commented. She's pretty demanding, but for good reason because a 3 1/2 hour class could turn into a free-for-all is she wasn't. Sure this class is going to lower my GPA, but that's my fault. I'm not going to blame "know-it-all" students and Professor Regan for that. Fellipe Barbosa was an awesome TA, but he's a pretty demanding grader also. I'll save my harsh reviews for professors and TA's teaching courses that are part of the Core Curriculum (like a certain Art Hum instructor...)

Workload:

Paper, Midterm (tough), Final Paper, Dreadful Weekly Readings, Mandatory Discussion Section.

February 05, 2004

Andrade, Susan
Intro to Feminist Theory

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Prof. Andrade is a sympathetic and extremely intelligent woman. She communicates well and tries to balance conversations/discussions among the varying interests and theoretical levels of the students. The texts she assigned for this class were fantastic for introducing the topic and gave the students just enough to let them know there's plenty more out there. The discussions were sometimes a bit difficult as she can be unorganized and occassionally leaves notes, assigned articles, and graded papers in her office or at home. Aside from these annoyances, though, it was a great course.

Workload:

2 pg paper every other week, final paper of 15 pgs

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ENCL / ENGL ENCL ENGL W3971: Feminist Literary Studies I: Feminist Theory Susan Andrade 2003 Fall M / 2:10- 4:00 PM 1