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Many Small Assignments
Pretty easy, overall.
Dr. Begay is very passionate about Public Health and healthcare policies. At the beginning of the semester, he posts all of the lecture slides, which are very detailed. One negative thing is that he often goes on long tangents about topics that are not necessarily relevant to what we need to know on the exam. It can be very hard to pay attention when he does this.
In this class you learn a little about the history of the US healthcare system, or lack thereof. You also explore socialized/national health systems of other countries. This class involves a lot of small "papers" which seems overwhelming initially, but they are very simple. 1 page film responses (x5), 2 page class responses (x4), and a 4-6 page final paper. Because of the large class size, the TAs are very easy graders.
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Advice for students:
Dr. Begay likes to give extra credit for showing up to class on days when not many people show up! Also, the TA in-class review sessions are extremely helpful before exams. Reading the book is required for class response papers, but it's not necessary for exams.