May 07, 2004

Balmer, Randall Silver_nugget
Religion and American Culture II

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I really enjoyed this class. As people have already stated, the lectures are extremely well organized and interesting. Prof. Balmer is an engaging lecturer; I was really only bored when the TAs gave lectures. My one BIG complaint is that he is quite arrogant, which I find to be completely inappropriate when teaching undergraduates. He assumes knowledge and then acts surprise when you don't know everything about the history of religion in America. Be prepared for this attitude -- it is quite infuriating. All in all, though, a good class.

Workload:

four short response papers (5-7pgs), midterm and final