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with Amit Prakash4 days ago

the readings are pretty dense and long and because the class is completely discussion based, you have to read to participate. Definitely hard reads so can be tough to read the whole thing in depth or be fully prepped for class, but Amit is helpful with explaining the readings. The constant discussions can get a bit old, but it's nice being able to listen to peers rather than a lecture.

the readings are pretty dense and long and because the class is completely discussion based, you have to read to participate. Definitely hard reads so can be tough to read the whole thing in depth or be fully prepped for class, but Amit is helpful with explaining the readings. The constant discussions can get a bit old, but it's nice …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingNo Exams
3hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would not take again
with Amit Prakash7 days ago

This class was really engaging and was formatted in complete discussion style. It is hard/impossible to contribute if you don't do the reading, but if you do the discussions are interesting and fruitful. I feel like I've learned a lot of important information about coloniality and decolonization in this course. I feel like a more well rounded student having it under my belt. Amit understands that this class is a FYS and seems to intentionally make it not burdensome. The readings can be really long though.

This class was really engaging and was formatted in complete discussion style. It is hard/impossible to contribute if you don't do the reading, but if you do the discussions are interesting and fruitful. I feel like I've learned a lot of important information about coloniality and decolonization in this course. I feel like a more wel …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingNo Exams
6hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Amit Prakash7 days ago

The class is a bit boring. Sometimes feels just like a book club and is not very engaging. The readings are sometimes dense, so you can get discouraged to do it. I would not take this course again. Sometimes it feels like an echochamber

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
2hrs / week Average difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Amit Prakash12 months ago

This course covered the politics of culture in the process of decolonization. Amit was very knowledgeable on this topic and guided thoughtful and interesting conversations. Class consisted of a short lecture and then long discussions of the readings for the day. We read many short books by authors including Jamaica Kincaid, Fanon, and Césaire. Readings could be long (60-80 pages) but each was valuable and thought provoking. Amit was very supportive and understanding of students needs and constantly checked in with how we were doing. I would recommend taking a course with him.

This course covered the politics of culture in the process of decolonization. Amit was very knowledgeable on this topic and guided thoughtful and interesting conversations. Class consisted of a short lecture and then long discussions of the readings for the day. We read many short books by authors including Jamaica Kincaid, Fanon, an …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingNo Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Amit Prakash11 months ago

Professor Prakash was an amazing teacher, and I felt very supported by his teaching style. Though lecture could be a large part of this class, given the amount of content that is covered, he put a huge emphasis on discussion. The content was important, and the readings were well chosen. There were also only two papers per semester!

Chill and RelaxedFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty Extremely high value Would take again