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RELI01702 days ago

Doran is a bit misorganized at times, which led to some frustration because he would take a very long time to grade anything. Also, sometimes the material was very interesting, but at other times class would drag on, and it was hard to focus because Doran tends to ramble a lot. The class was not difficult at all, and most people only have to write one paper. Honestly, exam days with the possibility to argue answers were my favorite days of the class.

Doran is a bit misorganized at times, which led to some frustration because he would take a very long time to grade anything. Also, sometimes the material was very interesting, but at other times class would drag on, and it was hard to focus because Doran tends to ramble a lot. The class was not difficult at all, and most people only …Read more

Constant ReadingEasy GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Very low difficulty Low value Would not take again
RELI0170last month

Dr. Doran is a very understanding and enthusiastic professor. He explained once that he teaches his lectures like a story and that makes a lot of sense, the lectures are pretty engaging. Discussions are pretty well-structured too. He makes a point to talk about current events going on in the world often and tying it to the material or just our lives as students which I think made the class that much better. Theres a few papers throughout the course of the class but all pretty manageable and he's a very fair grader.

Dr. Doran is a very understanding and enthusiastic professor. He explained once that he teaches his lectures like a story and that makes a lot of sense, the lectures are pretty engaging. Discussions are pretty well-structured too. He makes a point to talk about current events going on in the world often and tying it to the material o …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
3hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again
RELI0273last month

(Fall 2022) Dr. Doran is hands down one of the best professors I have ever had. Every assignment is crafted in a way that is intended for you to learn something directly or acquire a skill. The readings can be a bit long compared to other humanities courses but are manageable and almost always super interesting. The lectures are spellbinding and make crazy connections that make you question the way you think about the world. There is a fair amount of work, with required weekly discussions with a partner about the reading, writing persuasive essays until you get an A, a major vocational project that you get to choose out of four choices, and a midterm and final exam. But these all contribute to your learning in a very positive way. Having taken other classes with Dr. Doran previously, this one was particularly fun because it higher level and he is talking about his research/things he is more directly interested in, making for fun discussion and some interesting takes. Take a class with Dr. Doran, you won't regret it.

(Fall 2022) Dr. Doran is hands down one of the best professors I have ever had. Every assignment is crafted in a way that is intended for you to learn something directly or acquire a skill. The readings can be a bit long compared to other humanities courses but are manageable and almost always super interesting. The lectures are spel …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Impossible difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
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