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Always Do the Reading
Lots of Writing
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor Brown is clearly passionate about the subject, which makes the class very interesting and easy to enjoy. She is encouraging of and receptive to diverse opinions, which I believe enhances the opportunity for everyone to learn from the various readings and discussions. I felt empowered by the information provided in the class, and also better able to identify with my own femininity and my role in society as an educated and creative woman. I still read works by many of the authors introduced to me during this class for leisure. There was a relatively small number of people in the class, and by the end of the semester I felt like we had bonded as a group which is immensely valuable.
This course provides an opportunity for individuals of all genders to become more intimately aware and knowledgeable about the specific and unique role of women in literature. While exploring female authors and their work made up the bulk of the course, we also learned about the role of creative women throughout history in Europe and the United States. Starting with the Story of Adam and Eve and ending with authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, the scope of the course is vast and fascinating. For each reading we analyzed the author, their role in society at the time, and the possible causes and effects of the writing during the specific time period.
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The course is not difficult to pass as long as you are reading the passages and completing the assignments in a timely manor. The syllabus is very specific and mostly accurate from the beginning, giving you the opportunity to get a little head start on some of the readings. If you read the content and paid attention, the quizzes are not difficult. The tests were usually in an essay form, which two research papers, a group project, and a presentation. I found all of the assignments really enjoyable because of the opportunity to base each project on something that truly interests you as an individual in relation to the course content.