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    Classical Studies classes?

    Has anyone taken any? I have one next semester to fulfill international perspectives I think



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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    I'm taking 275 next semester as well and would like to know how these courses go.



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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    353 was a lot of fun and pretty easy. Don't know about any of the others though.


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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    I signed up for CRP 291 (world cities and globalization) for international credit, anyone taken it?



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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCNCY View Post
    I'm taking 275 next semester as well and would like to know how these courses go.
    I'm taking 275 next semester as well



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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    I took classical studies 275 my sophomore year. If it is still 'The Ancient City' (athens) I would highly suggest a different course if what you want is to meet a diversity credit.

    Was a ***** of a class involved memorizing a couple hundred slides per test and being able to identify what this or that artifact was. It was not nearly as interesting as I was hoping it would be either. Lot of vocab to learn, lot of slides to identify, decent amount of reading to be able to do it.

    I would encourage you to consider something else if you're just in it for the diversity credit and you don't have a strong interest in archaeology and Athens specifically. It ended up being one of my 2 or 3 worst grades at ISU. You can do well if you put in a lot of time and effort, but there are easier ways to get a diversity credit.


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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by laytonz View Post
    I'm taking 275 next semester as well
    Cool, I guess I will see you there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    I took classical studies 275 my sophomore year. If it is still 'The Ancient City' (athens) I would highly suggest a different course if what you want is to meet a diversity credit.

    Was a ***** of a class involved memorizing a couple hundred slides per test and being able to identify what this or that artifact was. It was not nearly as interesting as I was hoping it would be either. Lot of vocab to learn, lot of slides to identify, decent amount of reading to be able to do it.

    I would encourage you to consider something else if you're just in it for the diversity credit and you don't have a strong interest in archaeology and Athens specifically. It ended up being one of my 2 or 3 worst grades at ISU. You can do well if you put in a lot of time and effort, but there are easier ways to get a diversity credit.
    who was the professor?



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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    I took classical studies 275 my sophomore year. If it is still 'The Ancient City' (athens) I would highly suggest a different course if what you want is to meet a diversity credit.

    Was a ***** of a class involved memorizing a couple hundred slides per test and being able to identify what this or that artifact was. It was not nearly as interesting as I was hoping it would be either. Lot of vocab to learn, lot of slides to identify, decent amount of reading to be able to do it.

    I would encourage you to consider something else if you're just in it for the diversity credit and you don't have a strong interest in archaeology and Athens specifically. It ended up being one of my 2 or 3 worst grades at ISU. You can do well if you put in a lot of time and effort, but there are easier ways to get a diversity credit.
    Did you have Mook? I was taking 275 this semester and dropped that ****. Miserable class. Tons of memorization and Mook was a *****.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    Did you have Mook? I was taking 275 this semester and dropped that ****. Miserable class. Tons of memorization and Mook was a *****.
    Yeah, you scared me. I'm switching to 310, ancient philosophy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    Did you have Mook? I was taking 275 this semester and dropped that ****. Miserable class. Tons of memorization and Mook was a *****.
    That sounds right, it's been like 5 years now since I took it, god I'm old. But yea, same thing, tons of memorization, pretty boring lecture. Not worth it unless you want to go into that field.


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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    i found 273 to be a bear...both times. that stuff just doesnt mess with the why my mind works. but the 2nd time i went into the prof a couple times a week and at least showed interest in wanting to pass the class...er....showed interest in wanting to retain the material. she bought it. i didnt take it a 3rd time.

    note: the other 600 people in the class all had As i believe. so apparently it was easy unless you were me.


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    Re: Classical Studies classes?

    I took several ClSt classes during my time at ISU. They are interesting classes for the most part but there is a ton of slide memorization that gets very tedious. Mook isn't that bad, but her classes do tend to get boring, although pretty easy. Avoid John Cunnally at all costs if he is still there. He is a capable instructor, but an EVIL little man that is completely full of himself, in my opinion anyways. Good luck in whatever you end up doing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by aforstate View Post
    I took several ClSt classes during my time at ISU. They are interesting classes for the most part but there is a ton of slide memorization that gets very tedious. Mook isn't that bad, but her classes do tend to get boring, although pretty easy. Avoid John Cunnally at all costs if he is still there. He is a capable instructor, but an EVIL little man that is completely full of himself, in my opinion anyways. Good luck in whatever you end up doing.
    so what are the tests like?



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    I took History of Modern Military for my Int'l Studies credit.

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