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SPAN033123 days ago

Lesta Laura Garcia is an amazing professor and a great person. She is a very understanding professor and is willing to work with students if they have any questions or concerns. She enjoys the topic and is very knowledgeable about Spanish history. The class was fun due to the mix between readings and movie screenings. There were more readings but students are able to write about either for essays. We had two papers and one group project which we had to present to the class. There were also Canvas discussions for this class. I personally enjoyed writing the papers over writing the Canvas discussions. This class helped me feel more confident in speaking Spanish even if I didn't know every single word. Very valuable class, especially if you will be studying in Spain in the near future.

Lesta Laura Garcia is an amazing professor and a great person. She is a very understanding professor and is willing to work with students if they have any questions or concerns. She enjoys the topic and is very knowledgeable about Spanish history. The class was fun due to the mix between readings and movie screenings. There were more …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingNo Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
SPAN03082 months ago

I'm going to start off by saying my Spanish was probably more at a 220 level than a 300 level. The class was in Galician which is like Spanish but to the left. This was not included in the syllabus and I walked into class thinking we would be taught in Spanish. She doesn't actually teach Galician and it's up to you to learn the language. There are a couple of assignments in Galician but the major one (a 10-page paper) was in Spanish. She also doesn't get grades back to you in a timely way. I had no indication of how I was doing until my final grade came out. In general, I felt that most students had to google translate their way through this class, and for presentations, most seemed to memorize what they had to say as opposed to actually knowing it. Garcia is a super nice woman and, in any other class, would probably be a great professor.

I'm going to start off by saying my Spanish was probably more at a 220 level than a 300 level. The class was in Galician which is like Spanish but to the left. This was not included in the syllabus and I walked into class thinking we would be taught in Spanish. She doesn't actually teach Galician and it's up to you to learn the langu …Read more

Fast-PacedProject-HeavyFair Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty Very low value Would not take again
SPAN03062 months ago

Prof. Lesta Garcia is super engaged in the material and wants you to be as well - presentations, a good amount of reading, and papers, but she is very available to meet with and discuss! Class is usually pretty discussion based and flexible

Fair GradingConstant Reading
4hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
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