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with Khyree Davis2 months ago

This course was both valuable and relatively easy. Professor Davis was a great lecturer and sparked great discussions in class. The readings and work outside of class were manageable. Attendance was not required. There were a handful of open book quizzes throughout the semester based on the readings. Three essays and lowest grade dropped.

Easy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Khyree Davis10 days ago

The class is great for an intro to black studies course, lots of readings and an open book quiz every two weeks. You have group partners made in the beginning of the semester for a final project, so be mindful of that. He is an easy grader.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would not take again
with Khyree Davis7 months ago

Professor Davis is clearly passionate about black studies and through that is able to make his lectures engaging. He is a very laid back teacher who doesn't like the idea of grades. He gives you 3 48-hour "no questions asked" (NQA) extensions that can be banked onto one another and can be used on any assignment. Quizzes are easy (open note and remote), the lowest of your 3 essay scores are dropped, and it is generally pretty easy to get participation points.

Professor Davis is clearly passionate about black studies and through that is able to make his lectures engaging. He is a very laid back teacher who doesn't like the idea of grades. He gives you 3 48-hour "no questions asked" (NQA) extensions that can be banked onto one another and can be used on any assignment. Quizzes are easy (ope …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Very low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Khyree Davis8 months ago

Although the class felt monotonous and boring at times, the class overall was not difficult at all. Kyhree Davis has very specific points and ideas he wants his students to walk away with, and there isn't a lot of room for discussion outside of those certain themes. Nevertheless, it is a relatively easy class if you're good at following his directions.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingEasy Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Low value Would take again
with Khyree Davis12 months ago

This class is super laid back. The material is genuinely interesting, but the class is set up such that attendance isn't strictly necessary. Lectures are entirely based around the readings from the previous night so there's no point showing up if you haven't done them. The extension policy is beyond accommodating, and minimal effort will net you a great grade in this class, especially if you genuinely engage with the material.

This class is super laid back. The material is genuinely interesting, but the class is set up such that attendance isn't strictly necessary. Lectures are entirely based around the readings from the previous night so there's no point showing up if you haven't done them. The extension policy is beyond accommodating, and minimal effort …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy Grading
3hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Khyree Davislast year

Professor Davis is a very knowledgable teacher, who is really helpful and supportive, especially one-on-one. I think going to office hours is most helpful for this class. There are only two papers, and if you generally understand the readings and attend a few office hours, you will do very well on them. One of the better teachers at Middlebury, though does put a huge emphasis on participation, so be prepared for that! Would recommend this class!

Professor Davis is a very knowledgable teacher, who is really helpful and supportive, especially one-on-one. I think going to office hours is most helpful for this class. There are only two papers, and if you generally understand the readings and attend a few office hours, you will do very well on them. One of the better teachers at …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Khyree Davis6 months ago

Professor Davis's clear teaching style made complex topics more understandable. The lack of tests lessened academic pressure, providing a different learning experience. The course offered an introduction to Black Studies through an essay-centered approach, which encouraged deeper engagement with the material.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Khyree Davislast year

This was a very chill course. Davis does like participation but other than that he doesnt take attendance and he has a great extension policy. Only two essays are required and they are only 2-3 pages. The readings are short. He does have take home quizzes but they are open note and easy. The final project is a group project. He is a little scary at times when people don't participate but he's very clear. I enjoyed this class!

This was a very chill course. Davis does like participation but other than that he doesnt take attendance and he has a great extension policy. Only two essays are required and they are only 2-3 pages. The readings are short. He does have take home quizzes but they are open note and easy. The final project is a group project. He is a …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Very low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Khyree Davislast year

This a very easy and chill class. The quizzes were only 4 questions and he was kind with extra time on essays. It is discussion heavy but attendance is not required and if nobody talks he ends it pretty quickly.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
1hrs / week Very low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Khyree Davis2 years ago

10-20 page readings that we go over in class. He is chill and attendance is not required. The essays are worth a lot but only 2 essays throughout the course. Quizzes are take home. Plus final is a group project.

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again