Professor Dr. John Friend Reviews
Prof: Dr. John Friend / Winter 2021
Nov 24, 2021
The professor himself is quite jovial, fun-loving, and easy to understand. He constantly uses the phrase, "isn't that ****?!" (when referring to anything Greek). He often brings in candies and donuts on random occasions, so he is a real treat to say the least. There are no assignments or attendance requirements for this course. There have only been two exams and a mapping/chronology Quiz (which might as well have been another exam in terms of workload). The exams themselves will first involve an "ID" section, which will require you to hand-write write a half-page entry on that particular topic. Then the latter portion involves an "essay" portion of which you are meant to write two pages on answering a particular question. All of the IDs and essay prompts are given in advance, but they ...read more
Yes, it was quite useful for understanding all of the highlights of ancient Greek history.
Honestly, the man is a saint (in terms of his classroom candor and freebies). Otherwise, his grading is very harsh, and the need to re-check your grade after every assignment is rather annoying.
I wish I knew more people to help collect data for the exams.