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[BC1572 ] Animals in Text and Society

September 06, 2012

Szell, Timea Silver_nugget
[BC1572 ] Animals in Text and Society

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Take this class with this professor! She is witty, funny, warm, smart, friendly, completely reasonable and approachable. I have a great deal of respect for her. She is almost never in a bad mood, and if she is, it is all the more engaging to listen to her.
the subject is definitely not a discussion just about vegetarianism etc, it is much more than that. it is about animals and their meaning to humans in society, in literature etc. how do animals, as symbols, function in literature? it's all great.
she gives you feedback on every essay you write in the class. she gives you many options of what you can write about. she is a fair grader. her handwriting is difficult to read, but by the end of the semester you will have gotten the hang of it.
i like the texts she chose too. i really wish she taught another class like this.
she made me want to work hard and do well. this class made me a better writer. class was never dull!

Workload:

fairly light. she'll give readings on pdf format and a few short books. you don't really have to read everything, just the stuff you want to write about. but the readings are never difficult, i always wanted to read what she assigned. the work is not too time consuming. i liked her assignments - not a waste of time by any measure.

April 06, 2010

Szell, Timea Silver_nugget
[BC1572 ] Animals in Text and Society

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Prof Szell rocks - the purple hair, hilarious sense of humor, and gentle but on-target comments have all been retained, if not increased. (Well, maybe not the purple hair). She was obviously well-read, and approachable outside of class, with recommendations to suit your personal interests. In discussions, she'd give a brief introduction, and then wait for us to talk, but it was okay when no one had anything to say, also, so that our discussions were always balanced and enjoyable, with encouragement when necessary but no pressure. Also very kind about passing on info on fellowships and academic programs, even after the class ended. The speaker she got for us at our 'tea party' was really interesting too.

Overall, loved her class - engaging topic, fascinating perspectives, pleasant atmosphere.

Workload:

Not bad even for a first year class, weekly light readings (besides a book here or there), three essays, no tests, class participation counts alot.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
FYSB / FYSB FYSB FYSB BC1572: Animals in Text & Society: Animals in Text and Society Timea Szell 2012 Fall TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
FYSB / FYSB FYSB FYSB BC1572: Animals in Text & Society: Animals in Text and Society Timea Szell 2010 Fall TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
FYSB / FYSB FYSB FYSB BC1572: Animals in Text & Society: Animals in Text and Society Timea Szell 2009 Fall TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
FYSB / FYSB FYSB FYSB BC1572: Animals in Text & Society: Animals in Text and Society Timea Szell 2008 Fall TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1