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with Marc Witkin25 days ago

The course material is interesting if you have an interest in classics or in greek mythology. The class is fast paced in the sense that we cover a lot of material, but the lectures themselves are a little hard to sit through. Witkin is very passionate about the subject and is pretty accommodating, but he tends to jump from subject to subject in his explanations and can be extremely monotone

The course material is interesting if you have an interest in classics or in greek mythology. The class is fast paced in the sense that we cover a lot of material, but the lectures themselves are a little hard to sit through. Witkin is very passionate about the subject and is pretty accommodating, but he tends to jump from subject to …Read more

Constant ReadingFast-PacedFair Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Marc Witkin21 days ago

This is a fine class. Within very obviously loves Greek Tragedy, but lectures are definitely all over the place and a little dry. There are 2 exams and 2 papers, 5-6 pages. If you really like Greek Tragedy I suppose I'd recommend, but there are more interesting classes out there.

Chill and Relaxed
2hrs / week Low difficulty Very low value Would not take again
with Marc Witkinlast month

The class is very lecture heavy but in the lectures he seems to go off topic but honestly everything he says is calculated to help you understand the complex topics of the material. It's a lot of reading but I didn't read a single book and just paid attention to the lectures and you get everything you need. He's a little monotone but he really cares about the topics you're learning about and the questions he poses are really fun and thought provoking.

The class is very lecture heavy but in the lectures he seems to go off topic but honestly everything he says is calculated to help you understand the complex topics of the material. It's a lot of reading but I didn't read a single book and just paid attention to the lectures and you get everything you need. He's a little monotone but …Read more

Slow-PacedEasy GradingConstant Reading
1hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Marc Witkinlast month

This class is great if you genuinely care about the topic. Marc Witkin is very passionate about the topic and is very accessible if you have questions or need help with anything. If you put in the work you will be successful in the class.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Marc Witkinlast month

I really did not enjoy this class. The readings were confusing and the teaching style (lecture -based) did not help with clarifying the material. Maybe I just did not understand the material but overall it was very confusing and hard to navigate.

Fast-PacedConstant Reading
7hrs / week Very difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Marc Witkinlast year

This Greek Tragedy course was exceptional thanks to Professor Witkin being accommodating, knowledgeable, and a fair grader. His expertise in the subject matter was evident and teaching style made the material understandable. Only downside is purchasing all the books needed to read throughout the semester. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested.

Constant ReadingFast-PacedFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Marc Witkinlast year

The material in this class was very interesting. There is a reading every week of a Greek Play, but that is the only work required outside of class. We had 2 5 page papers, a midterm, and a final. The papers are graded fairly easy as long as you support your work. Witkin can be a little all over the place in his lectures, but overall he is very passionate and incredibly well educated on Greek Tragedy. I would recommend the class to anyone looking for a Lit/EUR/CW that does not take too much work other than showing up.

The material in this class was very interesting. There is a reading every week of a Greek Play, but that is the only work required outside of class. We had 2 5 page papers, a midterm, and a final. The papers are graded fairly easy as long as you support your work. Witkin can be a little all over the place in his lectures, but overall …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
2hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Marc Witkinlast year

Professor Witkin was contradictory in that he had very high standards, but was an incredibly easy grader; i.e. you'd get your paper back with red ink all over it and he'd spend an hour verbally destroying it when you met with him about it, but you'd still walk out with an A (or a B if you really screwed up). He insists on using blue books for the midterm and final so expect hand cramps. Yes, he goes all over the place in lectures and sometimes it gets nonsensical. He also is not the most open to outside perspectives which automatically labels as "wrong," which can make participation scary. Just read and regurgitate his handouts and you'll be fine.

Professor Witkin was contradictory in that he had very high standards, but was an incredibly easy grader; i.e. you'd get your paper back with red ink all over it and he'd spend an hour verbally destroying it when you met with him about it, but you'd still walk out with an A (or a B if you really screwed up). He insists on using blue …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again