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A Few Big Assignments
Lots of Writing
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class was a quality Gen. Ed. Having little prior interest in studying the evolution of the American family, Combes actually made the subject pretty interesting. She allows the class to choose how the 500 total points for the semester will be budgeted among tests, homework, final, etc. Almost the entire class is based on writing a few long, but simple essays and a few exams.
As I mentioned previously, I had little prior interest in learning about the growth of the American family before this class, but ended up enjoying the material. We studied norms and myths of American families from the birth of America until the WWII era. As you may have assumed, the material became more and more interesting as we studied more recent eras.
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#1 Tip: Take solid notes. Ms. Combes does not have notes prepared for students in her lectures, but her lectures are clear enough for you to take quality notes. She allows students to bring their laptop and take notes, which I recommend as opposed to pen and paper because she tends to bounce around a bit. As long as you understand her key ideas, you'll be golden for the test.