Elizabeth Mara Green

Dec 2017

Great, kind professor! Language Matters seminar was engaging and interesting.

Apr 2017

PROS: Such a nice professor, who really goes out of her way to make a connection with her students, and constantly encourages you to go to her office hours just to say hello. Also a very reasonable grader, if not too much so. Our class was the first one she ever taught at Barnard, and she was sometimes a pushover when we complained about how things were graded. She gave us all extra credit on the midterm because she was convinced she made it too difficult! Probably won't happen again though. Prof. Green also makes sure people really understand the class readings and presents material in simple, easy to understand ways. CONS: The class material itself was a bit disjunct and messy at times. By the end of the class, I felt like I haven't gotten much more than knowing I had read a bunch of stuff without being able to piece overarching themes together. Discussions also tended to drag on for way too long, despite it being a lecture class. For example, we spend a whole three weeks talking about a single author because she for some reason couldn't quite explain to us the different between an "icon" and an "index," which in the end is not that difficult of a concept to grasp. I personally would not take one of her classes again, because I felt a little brain-dead during her lectures sometimes. But if you're not looking for a very rigorous anthro class, Prof. Green might be the way to go.