Ratings for Anthropology R5B
Based on 50 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.
Comment: She was extremely enthusiastic about the class! Encouraged creativity and graded generously based on effort. Would definitely take all of my humanities requirements with her.
Submitted Aug. 21st, 2014
Comment: Honestly I'd take any class that Di teaches. Although she sometimes struggles with enthusiasm and keeping the class engaged (lots of her asking a question and waiting for students to say anything - I suppose that was the class' fault as well for being shy overall), she changed the way I think about so many things. I did well on all of my papers. I wouldn't say that she's an easy grader, but she definitely gives you all of the information you need to do well in the class. Also, she is very helpful in office hours.
Submitted Jan. 31st, 2014
Comment: Roy was an amazing lecturer, very passionate about Indian culture and about scholarship in general. She is hilarious and is very good at explaining the texts we read, breaking them down and analyzing them with us. Definitely go to her office hours to ask questions about essay prompts. She is a very fair grader and I highly recommend Anthro R5B with Roy.
Submitted July 7th, 2013
Comment: Amazing GSI! If you take time to go to office hours, or just participate a lot in class, you get a lot from this class. I am an engineering major who ended up really enjoying a class on the avant-garde!
Submitted March 19th, 2013
Comment: Assignments: Never clearly established what kind of writing she wanted on the assignments so it was a trial-by-error type situation. You had to get one bad grade on an assignment, and then you'd apply the feedback that you got on your next assignment. Some assignments seemed like they had no point compared to the rest of the class. â— Enthusiasm: She would always come to class with a smile and she's very excited during lectures. She knows a lot about the readings and is eager to share that knowledge with the class. â— Helpfulness: This is a kind of skewed category, because the way she wants you to write (some of the things she's picky about) are not the norm for college writing. With respect to that, she's good at being helpful about how she wants you to write. â— Exams: The big papers (which serve as midterms/finals) are frustrating. If you submit a first draft and she gives you feedback, you can correct all of that before the second draft. But when you receive the second draft back, there's a whole new layer of corrections on content that you didn't change from the first draft. It's hard to get a good score when you don't know what you're doing wrong from the outset. â— Recommendation: Not an extremely difficult R&C class. Requires a lot of patience with your writing, and you must be willing to adapt to her style.
Submitted Jan. 27th, 2013
Comment: Professor Roy is THE BEST professor I have had at Berkeley. I had her for Anthro R5B and learned a great deal about Indian culture as well as literature. Her enthusiastic and playful tone and perspective will keep you on the edge of your seat. I have to admit that I first chose this class just to satisfy my R&C requirement, but who knew it would turn out to be such a dynamic and intellectual course. For the AnthroR5B, (at least for my semester) there were three 5-page papers and one 10-page final paper. On top of that, participation/attendance make up your overall grade. Even if you have fulfilled your R&C requirement and are just looking a writing class to take, I would strongly recommend Professor Roy.
Submitted Dec. 26th, 2012