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    May 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I took the online version of this class which I would highly recommend. Online participation is taken through survey questions, to which there are no right answers.

    Course highlights:

    This class was similar to a United States history course, but much more enjoyable and easier. It gives an overview of important works in American literature in a chronological order that allows students to understand the dynamic transformation of the U.S. through prominent writers.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the required readings for the course and you should be good. It does not require much studying beyond that, as long as you can remember a basic overview of the reading. There were discussion meetings once a week every Friday for this course in which reading quizzes were given. Also there are short writing assignments due every Sunday night, but they were usually easy.

    • Spring 2017
    • Hutchison and Carton
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Mar 01, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because of Dr. Cox's excellent lectures and reading materials. He does a great job of clearly explaining the concepts in literature in class and facilitates a student-led discussion. You read everything from poems, to short stories, to novels, and really gain a true understanding of American literature. He encourages questions and student opinions and is open to several different viewpoints about the readings.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about different strategies used in poetry and how to write my own poems. I also learned about American history as told through American literature. I learned how American culture influenced authors in their writing. I also learned how testimonies from slaves during the slavery era and throughout the civil rights movement allowed for the true stories to be shared and helped make the case for equal rights.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to go to lecture and takes notes in order to be successful on his tests. He asks the same sort of questions as he does in lectures and he also gives a study guide beforehand you should use to prepare answers with. You need to participate and talk in your weekly discussion section in order to get full credit.

    • Fall 2017
    • James Cox
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Participation Counts
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    Feb 21, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend it because he is one of the most passionate professors I have ever had. He's super understanding and lenient.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights of this course were the great reads we had.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you read the readings!! Daily quizzes but super easy.

    • Fall 2016
    • Barrish
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts Great Discussions

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