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Professor Robert Cousland Reviews


Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
2Barely Useful

Professor Rating

4Good Prof

Prof: Robert Cousland / Winter 2022

Apr 24, 2022

Comments on the course

This is a tough class to rate. On the one hand, lectures are fun and full of spirit. Myth is wild. On the other, the exam was much tougher than I anticipated. I'm not bitter about this class, though I slightly regret taking it because of how the final felt for me. It seems like this was the case for my peers as well based on the chat we had after the exam. Don't let this dissuade you: I am certain you can do better than I (or we) did if you really commit yourself. (Edit: despite all the uncertainty, I somehow got an A)

Course Content

It's a class on Greek & Roman myth, so the utility of the content is limited outside of you know, a classics context. Lectures always have a reading before them as do tutorial sections. This is the part where you're going to want to pay attention: do the readings. If you don't, you'll suffer on the final. Why not in the class? There's no layering because you only do three papers, so life is pretty simple. Each paper is 20%. Exam is worth 30% and the rest is participation/tutorial. Authors covered include: (Pseudo-)Apollodorus, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Hesiod, Homer, Titus Livius, Virgil, Apuleius, Lucian, and Proclus. Maybe others, I forget. Basically you'll read, then cover the story in lecture. You *need* good notes on literally every tiny detail because you'll be asked very specific more

Comments on the professor

Dr. Cousland is great. He's super nice and welcoming. He cracks jokes that sometimes land, and brings food/treats on movie days (we had a couple). He will answer any questions you have and is quite available outside of class. I don't know how he marks because I wasn't in his tutorial section.


I wish I knew what the exam entailed and what kind of notes I needed. That's my plea to you, the reader. I don't think you should worry about papers unless this is your first go-around writing a humanities paper in university. Also, readings aren't long but you have to commit yourself. Since you're not tested on them, they really need to stick in your brain, which means doing them in advance and reinforcing as the term goes on.

Course: CLST 105Delivery: HybridGrade: AWorkload: LightTextbook Use: Yes
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