May 18, 2009

Cynn, Christine Silver_nugget
[AFRS BC3100] Medicine & Power in African History

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

I was warned in advance, so it's my own fault for taking the course, but Cynn is definitely sort of scary. If discussion is not going the way she wants it to, she will tell you either a) that you're wrong b) that you're staying on the surface too much and that you need to dig deeper or c) that you are presumptuous. It's a lot of course material in a short period of time, so be prepared to read EXTREMELY THOROUGHLY and take notes for discussion. She strongly encourages students to come to her office hours, and she is extremely knowledgable. The material is fascinating, but she might be too harsh to make this class worth it for most students.

Workload:

200-300 pages reading each week, 2 moderated classes, 1 paper ~10 pages, 1 paper ~15 pages