(This was an international section ie. I don't think non-international students can take the class with him)
I guess there's not much excitement associated with UW regardless but Slater was extra boring. He wasn't engaging, he often didn't really know/care about what's going on. Unless your class is really talkative, the class will be pretty silent/
I don't think he's very strict with attendance, participation OR grades. He's also a pretty nice interesting guy. Maybe he just doesn't want to teach UW.
anyway, if you're looking for a chill section - this is for you. You don't learn much but alas there isn't much stress.