This is coming from a SEAS person who didn't read or write before this class:
Jason was overall a great CC professor! He was extremely prepared for every class - he read students' responses to the reading before class and incorporated those into discussion; he knew where all the quotes were at all times and if he didn't know the answer to something right away he always followed up in the next class.
His style of teaching was all discussion based - no lectures. He would give an introduction to the reading in the beginning of class and then open up the floor for discussion in which he participated just like the rest of the students. He never imposed his opinions and always heard everyone out.
He also replaced some of the texts on the syllabus with more 'progressive' texts - feminist authors, readings about race struggles, different religions, etc. He was also very open to discussing current political events in relation to the readings (we spent half the class on the recent election - not fighting, but trying to connect it to some of the readings)
Discussion posts: very short and pretty easy - 150-250 words
Essays: two essay - any topic but he gave a list of prompts to help us. All the essays had to compare two or more texts.
Midterm: a few easy questions (had to answer 1 or 2 out of 3) - just facts or definitions, passage IDs (also like 4 out of 12) - had to know dates and connect each passage to other texts - not tricky aka nothing we haven't talked about in class
Final: similar to midterm plus two essays (choice of topics, cumulative and broad)