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[FYSB-BC1716] Freshman Seminar: Small Lives

January 20, 2019

Chun, Maureen
[FYSB-BC1716] Freshman Seminar: Small Lives

I had Prof. Chun for FYS Small Lives. I would not recommend taking this class especially if she teaches it. She is a very harsh grader and generally an unkind professor. For being a Barnard Alumn, I would expect her to be more enthusiastic about teaching but she is very cold and stoic to all of the students. She does not facilitate good class discussions and a comfortable environment to speak aloud in.
Save yourself and avoid this class and professor.

Workload:

Too many books to read - many of them pointless
4 essays

December 12, 2017

Chun, Maureen
[FYSB BC1156/69] First Year Seminar: Legacy of the Mediterranean I and [FYSB-BC1716] Freshman Seminar: Small Lives

Would not recommend. Unkind and harsh grader. Refuses to explain her own critiques of your work, so you're left not knowing how to improve.

Workload:

two essays, research paper, sometimes an in-class writing assignment

December 06, 2017

Chun, Maureen
[FYSB-BC1716] Freshman Seminar: Small Lives

This was a mandatory class -- and once in, you couldn't switch. Professor Chun was unreasonably strict compared to other professors of Freshman Seminars. She was quick to mark students absent -- even when they were simply late. She demonstrated little to no flexibility in her approach to teaching first years.

In terms of the materials -- she was completely uninterested. In fact, she told us on the first day that she found the materials we would read "boring." Needless to say the class was boring cause she brought nothing to it.

Near the end of the semester she repeatedly told us she had not time to meet with us. For a freshman teacher that seemed very strange. I would not recommend her or the class.

Workload:

Fine. Except for the materials and teacher being boring. A lot of reading and writing.

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