McHombo, S A on Ninja Courses

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AFRICAM C11B (Spring 2010)

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AFRICAM 24 (Spring 2012)

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AFRICAM 24 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Well it was a seminar so there were no tests or HW. Professor just talks about topics of Africa such as family life, poverty, etc. Sometimes was boring because it was pass/no pass and I wasn't really motivated.

AFRICAM 24 (Fall 2011)

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AFRICAM 24 (Spring 2011)

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64 70 60 75 52

AFRICAM 24 (Spring 2011)

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67 100 100 50 100

Comment: This class was an absolutely chill, unit filler kind of class with no sort of assignments whatsoever. Really, there's never any assignments or reading to do, you just show up and listen to Sam speak about family relations and education and such, which is kind of interesting sometimes. There's no peer-peer conversation at all though, just mostly him talking.

LINGUIS 2B (Spring 2010)

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Comment: One of my favorite classes, and nothing to do with my major or future career plans. I've taken Chichewa with Sam for 3 semesters now and I love it! It's a very specialized class, so there are usually only 2-5 students. Meetings are very informal and flexible--they usually happen in Sam's office, and often do so on "Africa time" (i.e. no one cares if you're 20 minutes late even when you're 50% of the class). Textbook is the peace corps manual for Chichewa, and we spend most of our time in class either chatting in/about Chichewa, listening to and translating songs, or reading children's stories (which Sam sometimes writes himself--complete with appearances and dialogue from students). There are no tests, quizzes, or homeworks, since it's easy to assess individual progress in a class of 5 students. Sam is very accommodating and loves to see passion and interest in his students--he'll stay and talk about language, culture, and obscure linguistics phenomenon for hours after class. Love this class!