Professor Sasa Stankovic Reviews
Prof: Sasa Stankovic / Fall 2020
Feb 8, 2022
Challenging, but not stressful. If you put in a decent amount of effort, you will do well.
Not necessarily useful content, but simply interesting to know, especially when the course covers topics that you may be more passionate about (eg. abortion laws).
He did a great job of keeping an organized course shell, and created a simple way of grading criteria, making it easy for students to stay on top of it- you do one quiz a week, discuss/participate/ask questions every lecture, and write two essays. Sasa talks very fast and it was difficult to follow what he was saying sometimes, however, if you read and understand the gist of the philosopher's writings before the lecture, you don't really need to pay attention to the lecture anyways. Sasa's lectures are really just an attempt to clarify and reintroduce what the philosopher of each week is saying in their article.
Alot of people were complaining about the quiz difficulties, but they aren't as hard as some may think. Just take your time (its 3 multiple choice questions), and read carefully. The quiz content has nothing to do with the other course/lecture/reading content. Yes. Philosophy readings can be challenging... especially when Kant sucks at writing skills. I broke down the readings by doing 4 pages a day which helped a lot. Also, just remember that these articles are mainly just saying one point but reiterating them over and over again, so you may get lost. Regroup, and understand the one, basic argument of the article.