This class was tough.
Prof Giesenschlag is very interesting to hear and is a good storyteller. He is truly a teacher that makes his subject interesting to learn. However, all information in the class is given through lecture or handouts that you must be present to receive. If you miss a class, there are no powerpoints or online aids to give the information you missed (I recommend getting the # of a classmate on the first day to exchange notes on such occasions). Tardiness counts as an absence, after the first tardy which is excused. There will be an option to complete an extra credit project that is worth an entire letter grade--do it! The project may seem time consuming, but is not difficult, and is entirely worth it in the end (and his exams are very difficult, harder than you will expect, the 10% grade boost will be a godsend). overall I would recommend this professor! I had fun in his class and got an A!
that class in Spain-held Mexico in the past was determined by race, with the top-two recasting white and born in Spain, and white and born in Mexico. Women who wanted their babies to be considered the "best" race would go back to Spain just to give birth so their babies could claim this title. Babies that were completely white but born in Mexico were considered lower class than those born in Spain.
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Advice for students:
Go to every class! Make a friend on the first day and exchange numbers in case either of you miss a class. Arrive on time (tardies are absences after the 1st tardy) and don't have friends sign you in--he calls roll every class.