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with Deb Evans7 months ago

Professor Deb is fantastic. Was unsure of the "reacting games" format in a class setting, but it has been an amazing experience. She runs game sessions which are really fun and there is a lot of class bonding. However much you put in is what you'll get out of it. You get really invested in the class because it is engaging and fun. The classes are fast paced because a lot happens within them. Professor Deb is understanding and a great pre-advisor. I would love to take a class with her again.

Professor Deb is fantastic. Was unsure of the "reacting games" format in a class setting, but it has been an amazing experience. She runs game sessions which are really fun and there is a lot of class bonding. However much you put in is what you'll get out of it. You get really invested in the class because it is engaging and fun. Th …Read more

Fast-PacedProject-HeavyFair Grading
3hrs / week Very difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Deb Evans2 months ago

This is the type of class that you'll want to put in as much effort as you can. It's fun, evocative and not a class where you'll find yourself falling asleep in. The class is heavily based in speeches and you'll find yourself doing not a ton of reading but a good amount of it. The semester is split up into several games, each in distinct historical periods that shape the way that you play. I would highly recommend this FYS to the passionate orator and those who like to play devil's advocate in debates and arguments.

This is the type of class that you'll want to put in as much effort as you can. It's fun, evocative and not a class where you'll find yourself falling asleep in. The class is heavily based in speeches and you'll find yourself doing not a ton of reading but a good amount of it. The semester is split up into several games, each in dist …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
3hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Deb Evans6 months ago

Professor Evans was a wonderful FYS teacher. She was kind and passionate and the class format was unique. I came to class excited to participate each class and was engaged throughout. You will have to write papers and give speeches, however, the course material is interesting and lends itself to enjoyable work outside of class. There is a lot of collaboration with peers. I highly recommend this class!

Professor Evans was a wonderful FYS teacher. She was kind and passionate and the class format was unique. I came to class excited to participate each class and was engaged throughout. You will have to write papers and give speeches, however, the course material is interesting and lends itself to enjoyable work outside of class. There …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Deb Evans7 months ago

This class is absolutely incredible. It is a very unique style of teaching since it is entirely "reacting" games (basically roleplaying during various historical events). There is a solid amount of reading involved and you write about five papers, but it was all very interesting and engaging. You kind of have to always be "on" during class though since it gets very intense at times, but it is always a blast and you get to know everyone very well.

This class is absolutely incredible. It is a very unique style of teaching since it is entirely "reacting" games (basically roleplaying during various historical events). There is a solid amount of reading involved and you write about five papers, but it was all very interesting and engaging. You kind of have to always be "on" during …Read more

Fast-PacedEasy GradingConstant Reading
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Deb Evans2 months ago

I absolutely loved this course. At the beginning I was not sure about the whole reacting concept but looking at this experience as a whole it was one of my favorite classes. The professor was amazing and made the whole class such a welcoming space.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyEasy Grading
4hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would take again