If you want a good grade, don't want to put in too much work, and want to walk away from CC having learnt something, THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!

He begins with class everyday rocking in his chair like your typical grandpa, and briefs us about each author. It is obvious he is very well-read, has his own perspective on each of the others. After an introduction, he usually asks for our opinions. Most people haven't read the material or don't know what to say about it, and Billows doesn't mind continuing talking by himself.

We spend most of the class debating a lot of contemporary issues. So if that's problem for anyone, this isn't the class for you then. However, Billows is able to tie back those issues to the text, and draw some interesting conclusions. I have probably put in zero work (besides essays), but I've walked away learning something substantial.

He takes forever to hand back assignments, but its not that big of a deal.

Grading: Overall, he seems relatively simple. Just agree with what he says in class, and you can't do too poorly.

Workload:

Two Essays-he comes up with the topic on the spot, everyone writes on the same topic. (you can tell he cares A LOT about this class)
Midterm-THE AUTHOR NAME IS GIVEN FOR YOU!
Final-hoping for the same format as the midterm