Jul 2012

Justin really wants you to learn to think critically, and the essay topics reflect this; you're not just regurgitating what you've read. As a result, the written assignments don't feel like useless busy work, and writing them is reasonably engaging. In the 3000 level course, there was a lot of focus on learning how to poke holes in published research (not true in the basic1000-level Roman History class, which was pitched at a more basic level). His style is very straightforward—no surprises. You'll get exactly what you signed up for. If you want to learn, he makes a significant effort to help you do it.