middCourses
with Febe Armanios10 months ago

This class is great. The combination of the lectures with the discussions made the information needed for the assessments readily available. Additionally the content is genuinely interesting and the professor has a great amount of enthusiasm teaching it making it that much more enjoyable.

Fast-PacedFair GradingEasy Exams
2hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Febe Armanios10 months ago

I loved this class! I am not majoring or minoring in history but this class was extremely interesting! The Professor is amazing and really cares about her students beyond the classroom. The things I learned in this class are relevant to this day.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
5hrs / week Some difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Febe Armanioslast year

Other reviews discussed the organization of the course so I won't go into that. The papers both asked for around 1200 words which was easily doable given each essay was given a book to write it on. The course will only really get difficult when you have a week to read a book and then immediately start writing an essay, but otherwise is pretty easy. Discussions were surprisingly lively, and Armanios has well organized and easy to follow lectures. For meeting both a history and cultures requirement this course was a great choice.

Other reviews discussed the organization of the course so I won't go into that. The papers both asked for around 1200 words which was easily doable given each essay was given a book to write it on. The course will only really get difficult when you have a week to read a book and then immediately start writing an essay, but otherwise …Read more

Fair Grading
3hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Febe Armanioslast year

Chill course to get the history requirement and one region requirement out of the way. Midterm was quite easy because a comprehensive study guide was provided, and the final is take home so I doubt that will be an issue. There is some reading, but it's far from an overwhelming amount. Two of three possible short essays must be written over the term, but grading is fairly lenient. The course material is interesting and the lectures are engaging, even as someone with little to no past experience with Middle Eastern history.

Chill course to get the history requirement and one region requirement out of the way. Midterm was quite easy because a comprehensive study guide was provided, and the final is take home so I doubt that will be an issue. There is some reading, but it's far from an overwhelming amount. Two of three possible short essays must be writt …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Very low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Febe Armanioslast year

Febe Armanios is a great professor! She is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and her lectures are very well organized and delivered. Students were graded on two essays and two exams (midterm and final), along with a few smaller assignments. We weren't assigned ridiculous amount of reading. Topics were relevant and interesting (for someone entering the class with very limited knowledge of Islam or the Middle East).

Febe Armanios is a great professor! She is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and her lectures are very well organized and delivered. Students were graded on two essays and two exams (midterm and final), along with a few smaller assignments. We weren't assigned ridiculous amount of reading. Topics were relevant and interesting (for s …Read more

Fair GradingFast-Paced
4hrs / week Average difficulty Extremely high value Would take again