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with Randall Ganiban10 months ago

Ganiban is an incredibly bright and passionate professor. It is clear just from the start that he is not only deeply knowledgeable but cares for his students well being in and out of the classroom. The course is reading heavy and at times the lectures can be boring. I will admit to frequently zoning out, but the readings are engaging and really do give you an appreciation, insight and background in Imperial Roman Literature. There are two papers and two exams. You have ample time to prepare the papers and for the exams. The final was genuinely difficult.

Ganiban is an incredibly bright and passionate professor. It is clear just from the start that he is not only deeply knowledgeable but cares for his students well being in and out of the classroom. The course is reading heavy and at times the lectures can be boring. I will admit to frequently zoning out, but the readings are engaging …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingDifficult Exams
4hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Randall Ganiban5 months ago

I took it as a CW class and it's so worth it. I'd say my writing has improved a lot thanks to this class. Professor Ganiban was very caring, and he was lenient with the due dates of our papers and assignments. Personally, I've had some interest in ancient Rome, and I learned a lot from this class, and it also reinforced what I already knew. Highly recommended.

Chill and RelaxedEndless WritingFair Grading
5hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Randall Ganiban5 months ago

I like Ganiban, he is very enthuastic and a nice professor. I took the class CW, so it was essay heavy but Ganiban was pretty accomodating and tried to shift dates to better help the students. Also, the readings we did for the CW class were actually helpful and helped improve my writing. The regular class is reading heavy and the lectures feel long and boring, especially because it was around afternoon.

I like Ganiban, he is very enthuastic and a nice professor. I took the class CW, so it was essay heavy but Ganiban was pretty accomodating and tried to shift dates to better help the students. Also, the readings we did for the CW class were actually helpful and helped improve my writing. The regular class is reading heavy and the lec …Read more

Slow-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would not take again
with Randall Ganiban6 months ago

Ganniban clearly loves the material. This class gives you a much better understanding of Rome, especially the transition of the Roman Empire to the Roman Republic through literature. Papers and Exams are challenging but graded fairly. Exams involve passage identification and a complete analysis of the passage.

Constant ReadingFair GradingDifficult Exams
4hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Randall Ganiban6 months ago

Ganiban is a very enthousiastic professor. Not only is he very well versed in the material, but he also is very accommodating. This class is great if you are interested in Roman Literature and literature in general. However, I wouldn't recommend this class if you are not interested in either as it is quite reading heavy. It would also be beneficial to take this class if you have prior knowledge about ancient Rome.

Ganiban is a very enthousiastic professor. Not only is he very well versed in the material, but he also is very accommodating. This class is great if you are interested in Roman Literature and literature in general. However, I wouldn't recommend this class if you are not interested in either as it is quite reading heavy. It would als …Read more

Fair GradingConstant ReadingChill and Relaxed
4hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would not take again
with Randall Ganiban12 months ago

Professor Ganiban is great and his lectures are very enjoyable, I would definitely take this class again. Took this class for distribution requirements and really enjoyed it. There were weekly readings with responses and papers!

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
5hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Randall Ganiban11 months ago

Ganiban is wonderful! I took the course as a CW, so we had fewer exams but more papers. Didn't do nearly all the readings due to lack of time, but I got through it. Highly recommend for distribution reqs.

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