Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This was my very first anthropology course ever. Professor McGranahan is not only extremely accomplished in her field, but also incredibly adept at relaying that information to students. The best part? She was able to do that in an engaging way. I found myself looking forward to her class and being disappointed when it was over (whereas I found myself looking at the clock in other classes).
The highlights were the personal stories and the level of detail. The professor's research focuses on the Nepal/Tibet region so she was able to give an in depth idea of what was happening in the region and the local and global anthropological implications of that turmoil, turmoil that the mainstream media largely ignores. In addition, I took this course at the perfect time because the Dalai Lama was coming to speak on campus while I was in this class.
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Advice for students:
Do the readings. They are not your usual school readings, but actually very engaging and exciting. Ask LOTS of questions in class. The Professor loves questions and they make the class more interesting.