February 28, 2002

McDermott, Rachel Silver_nugget
[ASCM V2357] Introduction to the Civilization of India

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Professor McDermott is an amazing lecturer. She is organized and clear, all her lectures have a typed outline with key terms on them. She is more than willing to discuss things after class and take questions in class. The TA's are crazy freaks, they grade unfairly and arbitrarily. They contradict what the professor wants you to do during their office hours. So if you have any question go to her. The grading is tough, its not an easy class.

Workload:

ALOT of reading but you dont really have to do it. Easy movie responses. A map exercise which is painful. 2 papers 5-7 pp and a final exam which is difficult because it covers so much information. She hands out a rough outline before the final. If you prepare the outline you will be okay, but it takes more than a week to do a thorough job. The TA's told us it will be the hardest final we ever take