middCourses
with Jennifer Wang10 months ago

I really thought I would like this class, and I really wanted to. However, I found the language of discussions unnecessarily elitist and inaccessible. I would understand harsh grading if it was accompanied with feedback, but the feedback was limited and hard to understand. Additionally, some of the readings perpetuated ideas of sexual violence and discrimination that I did not feel we engaged with as a class enough.

I really thought I would like this class, and I really wanted to. However, I found the language of discussions unnecessarily elitist and inaccessible. I would understand harsh grading if it was accompanied with feedback, but the feedback was limited and hard to understand. Additionally, some of the readings perpetuated ideas of sexua …Read more

Constant ReadingTough GradingFast-Paced
6hrs / week Extremely difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Jennifer Wang3 months ago

Strict attendance policy with no more than two allowed missed classes, any additional absences result in an automatic No Credit for the course. No technology are allowed and all assignments must be submitted as hard copies. There are no opportunities to make up reading quizzes, and late work is not accepted under any circumstances. She does not negotiate grades and does not provide detailed justifications for them.

Strict attendance policy with no more than two allowed missed classes, any additional absences result in an automatic No Credit for the course. No technology are allowed and all assignments must be submitted as hard copies. There are no opportunities to make up reading quizzes, and late work is not accepted under any circumstances. S …Read more

Constant ReadingTough GradingDifficult Exams
7hrs / week Hardcore difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Jennifer Wang10 months ago

This course was easily the most valuable class I have taken at Middlebury so far. The readings were the best selected I have ever read and Professor Wang obviously cares very deeply about the variety of issues raised in her class. However, this is not the experience for the majority of her students. While I do worry she receives an unreasonably high level of criticism as one of the few WOC professors on this campus, I know multiple people with very bad experiences with her in terms of being flexible with assignments and participation. On the other hand, the workload isn't huge, especially since the material is extremely interesting.

This course was easily the most valuable class I have taken at Middlebury so far. The readings were the best selected I have ever read and Professor Wang obviously cares very deeply about the variety of issues raised in her class. However, this is not the experience for the majority of her students. While I do worry she receives an u …Read more

Fair GradingNo Exams
3hrs / week Some difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Jennifer Wanglast year

I had the displeasure of having this course as a distribution requirement. It was such a sour, unpleasant, miserable experience that I dropped the course. I tried to give it a fair shot (Late-drop), but her disregard for student well-being, endless (disproportionate) readings, and unfair grading/attendance policies created an uncomfortable, draining, miserable learning environment. If you can avoid it, PLEASE don't take this course.

I had the displeasure of having this course as a distribution requirement. It was such a sour, unpleasant, miserable experience that I dropped the course. I tried to give it a fair shot (Late-drop), but her disregard for student well-being, endless (disproportionate) readings, and unfair grading/attendance policies created an uncomfo …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingTough Grading
15hrs / week Hardcore difficulty Average value Would not take again