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CHNS03502 months ago

As a student who is not majoring in Chinese, Prof. Moran was very attentive to the needs of Chinese and non-Chinese students alike. It's clear that he is very enthusiastic about Chinese film, and is very good at bolstering a discussion. I will say, that if you're looking to take this class you have to be ready to watch three films a week, which is difficult to keep up with.

Fast-PacedFair GradingLots of Homework
4hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
CHNS02203 months ago

Prof. Moran is a very understanding teacher. Helpful at clarifying things for the students who had no prior experience studying Chinese culture, so do not worry if this is your first time taking a class on China. Grading is mostly based on a handful of short-length (5ish pages) papers, which vary in style from reflections to literary analyses. Like any literature course there is a fair bit of reading. Prof. Moran is not a difficult grader, but he's not a pushover either. If you do the readings, participate, and put some effort into your writing then you can definitely get an A.

Prof. Moran is a very understanding teacher. Helpful at clarifying things for the students who had no prior experience studying Chinese culture, so do not worry if this is your first time taking a class on China. Grading is mostly based on a handful of short-length (5ish pages) papers, which vary in style from reflections to literary …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingEasy Grading
4hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
CHNS03503 months ago

I took this class over J-term in 2021 and had an absolute blast. The course was only screenings and discussions, which was engaging and a blast. The final project, essentially the only grade we were getting besides participation, was a film, which was fun to make. Highly enjoyed it!

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingProject Exams
6hrs / week Very low difficulty Above average value Would take again
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