Ratings for Finney, C
Based on 37 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: She is quite passionate about her subject. Most people took this class to satisfy a requirement, such as myself, but it was not boring at the very least. Do not buy the readers new, she pretty much uses the same ones every year and they are really expensive. Exams were incredibly straightforward, and the subjects presented were interesting and eye-opening.
Submitted July 7th, 2014
Comment: Easy course. I don't believe people that claim they "don't do any reading" since the assignments and discussions are (often) based off the readings. The readers were expensive though and i found myself just looking up the articles online. Exams were easy and straightforward.
Submitted June 18th, 2014
Comment: Seems like this semester was the same as last year: two midterms, a final exam, a project/paper, a TON of readings, and some misc. written responses. Midterms took weeks to grade. Wasted ~$150 on the 2-volume reader set of stuff that the course staff was too lazy to put online. Don't think we ended up reading everything in the readers either. Felt like a history class. I got the feeling that most people were taking this class to satisfy a requirement. You can easily get by with (sometimes) going to lectures/sections and maybe a bit of Wikipedia cramming before the exams.
Submitted May 16th, 2014
Comment: I can't really say enough about this class. I'm always recommending it to people as it satisfies the AC requirement, one of 3 possible breadth requirements, and is an easy A! Finney was a great professor! She has a ton of personality and tries to make the class more enjoyable. GSIs were helpful and seemed like they graded things easily. Maybe 4 or 5 times during the semester we were given a prompt and we had to write a one page response in a week (more than manageable and graded mostly on having completed the assignment). We also had a final paper/project (your choice, 5 page paper or a project) which also was graded easily. Reading wise, there is a TON of reading. Too much really. But after a few days of doing the reading, you realize that Finney is actually going over the readings in her lecture. Yes, you can get away with doing none of the reading for the class! If you need the readers, purchase them second hand because they're really too expensive. Oh, 2 midterms and a final as well. But they were super easy. Finney ONLY tests on what she says in class. If you take good notes and show up to class you'll be golden! 1 hour of review before each midterm, 3 hours of review before the final, and a decent final paper gave me an A in the class.
Submitted July 23rd, 2013
Comment: This is a fairly easy class and Professor Finney is definitely very enthusiastic about the topic. Personally I didn't like the topic very much since it's basically about how white people exploited every other minority group, but it does cover breadths and your AC requirement. Also the readers are extremely expensive. Don't buy them. If you look hard, you can find a lot of the articles online.
Submitted May 24th, 2013
Comment: ESPM 50AC was an extremely laid-back and chill class. Make sure you go to every single lecture because Finney only tests you on things that she talked about in class and usually, she goes super-indepth so that you just need to pretty much summarize and repeat all the things she mentioned in class. A lot of reading, but you don't need to do them all if you go to lecture. Two midterms, a paper, a "family history" assignment (which was really easy) and a final. Not too bad at all.
Submitted Oct. 15th, 2012