Nanda, A on Ninja Courses

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AFRICAM R1A (Spring 2012)

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70 72 73 75 88

AFRICAM R1A (Spring 2012)

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77 49 50 50 100

AFRICAM R1A (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1A (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1A (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 82 70 94 100

AFRICAM R1A (Spring 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2010)

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72 77 59 78 62

Comment: If you still need to complete your R1A requirements, this is the way to go.

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2010)

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43 76 40 64 34

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2009)

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81 61 64 77 82

Comment: The professor is quite enthusiastic about the book material. She gets your creative juices flowing. However, the essays are graded a bit harshly. Participate a lot in class to get the A.

AFRICAM R1A (Summer 2008)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1B (Spring 2013)

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100 90 85 100 100

Comment: I actually took African American Studies R1B in Summer 2013 with Nanda. I don't see why she has such low ratings because she's a very sweet lady that wants her students to succeed. She allows her students to read at their own pace by not assigning what pages to read daily. The novel choices are pretty interesting, and if you do not understand something, she will most likely clarify it during class or if you ask her in office hours. Participation is worth a large chunk of the overall grade, so raising your hand frequently in class is key. Anything that you say can be right as long as you are able to back it up in the text. She grades her essays rather fairly, and she can be super useful in office hours if you do not know what to write about, or if you need help with a certain paragraph (plus, she is very good at answering emails on time!). Overall, Professor Nanda is a great professor, and I liked my R1B experience with her. I 100% recommend taking your R&C requirement with Nanda.

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2012)

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72 57 61 70 83

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2012)

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63 50 77 79 42

AFRICAM R1B (Spring 2012)

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AFRICAM R1B (Spring 2012)

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AFRICAM R1B (Spring 2012)

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70 74 77 43 68

AFRICAM R1B (Spring 2012)

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84 69 67 63 76

Comment: Nanda's a pretty easy R1B professor. Her class doesn't require much work, and it's really easy to get at least a solid B in her class without much work. As long as you participate in class and form some sort of connection with her, an A is definitely within your grasp.

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2011)

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66 69 73 72 60

Comment: Such a chiller

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2011)

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71 67 58 57 63

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2011)

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100 99 99 100 98

AFRICAM R1B (Summer 2011)

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100 99 98 99 99

AFRICAM R1B (Summer 2011)

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100 91 79 80 100

AFRICAM R1B (Summer 2011)

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76 50 69 62 94

Comment: Teacher is passionate, loves talking, anda really nice lady. work load in the summer can be a little heavy. stay up with the readings and go to class. easy to pull of at least a B with minimum reading. if u want an A, a little more effortis required. overall, good r1b to take

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2010)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Really easy class. No wrong answers if you can back up your arguments. Discussions in class were easy--it's easy to get an A in participation if you raise your hand at least once per class. Great teacher to take R1B with!!

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2010)

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99 100 100 93 90

Comment: I have professor Nanda right now, and she is amazing. She will agree to anything you say if you can back it up with the text. She assigns books as opposed to readers, which is very helpful. She will definitely edit your essays if you ask her to before they are due. Sometimes the things she says about your essays are unclear, but generally if you ask her to explain, she will clarify further. She is very sweet and is good at directing students' thoughts into different channels. If you like reading about minority struggles, take this class. If you think all that is bullcrap, don't take it. I myself love it a lot.

AFRICAM R1B (Fall 2009)

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84 73 73 61 79

AFRICAM 155 (Fall 2013)

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100 86 100 100 100

Comment: I really enjoyed the course. The readings (5 books) focused on post-colonial Caribbean literature, a new genre for me. Prof Nanda is so sweet and so enthusiastic. I was lucky to have classmates who were willing to engage with the readings, and Prof Nanda guided discussions and encouraged student contributions. She is really flexible, and the class was very casual. All I wanted was a fun, relaxed course which would introduce me to something new, and that's what I got. The essays are doable and there is one easy group project.

AFRICAM 155 (Fall 2010)

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82 69 82 70 70

Comment: Ridiculously easy class, although a bit silly. Its not necessary to purchase or read the books. Just go to class and make comments. If you'll mildly intelligent you'll sound like a genius in comparison to the other people there. I thought that the papers I wrote were horrendous. I would never have handed something like that in when I was in high school, but if Patrick Christopher and Javid Best don't hand in anything...

AFRICAM 159 (Fall 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50