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[FYSB BC1289] Violence and Justice

September 03, 2015

Gundogdu, Ayten
[FYSB BC1289] Violence and Justice

TAKE THIS CLASS!
Best professor i've had so far at Barnard (only a freshman) and even though im not a person interested in poly sci, she made every class engaging and enjoyable. You will love this class if you follow the news and have an opinion about the world. Can't express enough how much this class rocked!

Workload:

A lot. But very engaging.

May 08, 2013

Gundogdu, Ayten
[FYSB BC1289] Violence and Justice

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Fascinating readings!! Gave a very holistic overview of how thinkers or philosophers or others grappled with violence, politics, and justice.
The professor has a solid grasp of the material, and is very interested in helping students. However you have to be prepared to put in a lot of hours of reading. And it's not semi-optional, you actually have to read, annotate, respond, participate etc. But if you do the readings and keep up with the material, you'll be interested in what these people had to say.

Workload:

3 papers: ungraded rough draft for each. Each is about 5 pages, last one a little longer.
6 short responses to the readings throughout the semester.
1 5-minute presentation about a reading, which you sign up for at the beginning of the semester.

May 16, 2011

Gundogdu, Ayten
[FYSB BC1289] Violence and Justice

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This seminar was amazing. It wasn't initially my first choice for a first year seminar, but I am so glad that I was able to take it. While the subject matter was not really in my area of interest, it was all very though-provoking. This class taught me how to think critically about my sources instead of blindly accepting them as fact. While this seminar did seem to have more work than the rest of the first year seminars, I feel that it is well worth it. Although Professor Gundogdu is strict about the course material, she is actually a sweetheart and knows everybody by name. I highly recommend this course.

Workload:

Moderate amounts of reading for each class, 5 written commentaries throughout the semester, 3 in class presentations, two 3-5 page papers, and one 8-10 page paper

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
FYSB / FYSB FYSB FYSB BC1289: Violence and Justice Ayten Gundogdu 2011 Spring MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
FYSB / FYSB FYSB FYSB BC1289: Violence and Justice Ayten Gundogdu 2010 Spring MW / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1