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BLST011416 days ago

I learned a lot in this class. Tropp would assign textbook reading required for lectures. He would then go in depth about the readings in class. He was very good at explaining conflicts, concepts, etc and identified clear and relevant connections between each topic. His teaching and lecture style were very engaging and easy to follow. In terms of major assignments, he gives two major papers based on novels and two sit down exams that include vocab recall, geography/map labelling, and a take home essay portion. Overall, I liked this class, learned a lot, and would recommend it to others.

I learned a lot in this class. Tropp would assign textbook reading required for lectures. He would then go in depth about the readings in class. He was very good at explaining conflicts, concepts, etc and identified clear and relevant connections between each topic. His teaching and lecture style were very engaging and easy to follow …Read more

Fair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again
GSFS04433 months ago

Tropp is a great guy, fun in class, super smart, and leads a great discussion. The readings can get a bit bogged down and there is a decent amount to cover, some of the readings are also pretty conceptual. He is a tough grader, but makes you do quality stuff. Decent amount of papers, but a good class.

Slow-PacedConstant ReadingTough Grading
4hrs / week Very difficulty Above average value Would not take again
GSFS04433 months ago

so many readings and high standards, but really rewarding if you put some dedication into it. i grew as a reader, learner and writer in this class. prof. tropp is clear that this will not be an easy class, and it wasn't. i grew to respect my classmates' intelligence and dedication after this class

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
8hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
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