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    Apr 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course because of how much I was able to learn in such little time. The professor was very invested and constantly had our best interests in mind to the point that she would reach out to us to ensure that we were comfortable in the class, which I truly appreciated. Although I may have taken the class online and for a stressful 7 weeks, I find that the amount that I learned about the world and its people was well worth the sacrifices during that stretch of time. If I were to say recommend anything else it would be to take this course in person or online as a 15 week option. The 7 week online version of it is pretty tough!

    Course highlights:

    What we went over in class were topics of race, religion, poverty, and culture throughout the whole world and how different people go about living their lives. For example, we went over the comparison of initiation rites in different cultures. In a Jewish culture, coming of age is celebrated through a "bar mitzvah", whereas indigenous people within the rain forests of Brazil have their own version of this consisting of submersing yourself in a pit of fiery ants for an extended period of time and surviving a manhunt for 3 days alone in the wilderness. This was indeed a very interesting and thought-provoking class!

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    As previously mentioned, the reason why this class soaked up much of my time was due to the fact that I took the class online during an intense 7-week period. Given my circumstance, I had little to no choice but to take this class online, but if not I would have definitely taken it in person. There surely is nothing wrong with taking it online, I just do not believe it is for everyone or at least tailored to their expectations of how a class is supposed to function, being that it differs in various ways as opposed to an in person class. My advice would have to be to take in in person, and to take it very seriously as there are papers to write and graded discussions as well.

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