Carpenter, E C on Ninja Courses

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FILM R1A (Spring 2012)

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94 92 76 84 95

Comment: Clearly enjoys teaching and hearing student input. Not always the most entertaining readings, but she allows students to take discussions wherever they wish. Chill class to get R1A out of the way.

FILM R1A (Fall 2011)

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100 98 100 100 100

Comment: No exams, super chill, super helpful. If you like watching movies.... take this.

FILM R1A (Fall 2011)

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98 84 82 100 100

FILM R1A (Fall 2011)

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85 75 50 100 100

Comment: Pretty good and interesting teacher. Sometimes the readings were not the most interesting.. but otherwise pretty easy and engaging discussions. Going to office hours will help you- ALOT! She would help to not only find problems in your essay but also help construct a better sentence with you. She gives tons of feed back on essays and allows lots of drafts. She was pretty chill when I forgot to bring my essay to class one day.

FILM R1A (Fall 2010)

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89 65 50 94 90

FILM R1A (Fall 2010)

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83 69 50 82 81

Comment: Emily taught this class with Andrew Moisey with a Rhetoric of Nature topic; both were really passionate about the subject, but the class was a little boring. Emily gave a lot of constructive feedback on essays and was very helpful. She was the nicer GSI of the two. No exams, but towards the end they gave us simple quizzes since no one did the reading. Do the reading and make sure to participate, since participation is a major part of the grade and your essays must always relate back to the assigned reading.

FILM R1A (Fall 2010)

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50 59 50 78 77

FILM R1A (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

FILM R1B (Fall 2012)

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99 97 89 98 97

Comment: Great class discussions, VERY LITTLE WORK, only 2 or 3 essays and the weekly readings were interesting and 2 easy extra credit assignments. Grading didn't seem very point oriented, which freaked me out in the beginning, but just go with the flow and participate and it's an easy and enjoyable A. cool movies too!

FILM R1B (Spring 2012)

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88 63 76 86 99

Comment: Prof. Carpenter is super enthusiastic about Film and analyzing texts! She's a fun professor that allows students to direct the class. Sometimes, the class may run amok and gets a bit confusing as a result of the students taking control of the class, but discussion is always interesting and enlightening. The papers aren't too difficult, and office hours help out a lot with papers.

FILM R1B (Spring 2012)

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82 78 77 89 89

FILM R1B (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
75 59 76 71 71

FILM R1B (Fall 2011)

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65 43 50 67 63

FILM 100 (Fall 2013)

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76 82 74 50 100

Comment: Prof. Carpenter is always enthusiastic whenever she teaches. However, it may be easy to get lost in the conversation of a class because she runs them as discussions. Her assignments are straightforward and fair. But, to keep up, it's necessary to talk with your GSI. Carpenter doesn't really hold office hours.

RHETOR R1A (Fall 2009)

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77 50 50 94 72

Comment: teachers were funny and enthusiastic; assigned texts were not always engaging but final research topic was completely up to the individual, which makes it potentially very interesting and satisfying; overall, i would recommend this class

RHETOR R1A (Fall 2009)

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24 74 50 0 83

Comment: So I took R1A with Carpenter and Porzak under course title "The Rhetoric of Nature". The pros: the two graduate students are obvious passionate about their field, and mark papers fairly. The con? Even at the end of the course, I understood neither the rhetoric of nature or the nature of rhetoric. The readings are wayyy too difficult. They include works of Michael Foucault, Judith Butler, Marcel Proust, texts that I imagine not even Rhetoric majors can claim that they fully understand. GSI's are no help. Discussion section goes like this: One of the GSI's random bursts out some abstract but profound-sounding claim, then goes on to justify the claim using some theoretical argument that no one in the class understands. Another problem: the texts, in general, are way postmodernist. The authors make claims such as "Mechanistic science, progress, and capitalism all draw power from the linear functions of mathematical equations--the upward and downward slopes of straight lines and curves [...] The appearance of chaos as an actor in science and history in the late twentieth century not only is symptomatic of the breakdown of modernism, mechanism and, potentially, capitalism but suggests the possibility of a new birth". Good luck making sense of these kinds of writings.