January 01, 2005

Balmer, Randall Silver_nugget
Religion and the Civil Rights Movement

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I found this class to be fascinating. Professor Balmer's lectures are from a power-point presentation so it is easy to follow and take notes. He weaves interesting pieces of information together, starting with stuff that you will have already learned in an AP history course, but then really delves into the information. There are lots of books assigned that are unnecessary to read, but some of them are actually quite interesting, and I would suggest at least skimming through most of them. However, one caveat is that the class is run by his TA's. He does no grading and does not even write his midterm or final. However, he is very approachable if you have a problem with them.

Workload:

2 6-8 page papers or 1 15-20 page research paper, an EASY midterm and final. Lots of reading, but some is not necessary