If there was a nugget higher than gold, Prof. Shelley definitely deserves it. He's an amazing professor and very knowledgeable and welcoming. The course is very friendly to those of all knowledge levels and experiences. A great class that's actually discussion based and gives you a chance to explore a variety of works of literature. The reading could get somewhat overwhelming, especially if you take the course in the intensive format, but Prof. Shelley is very accommodating and is obviously more concerned with you learning and enjoying your exploration of the texts than with nitpicking about grades and deadlines. His interest in the subject matter is apparent and constantly reinforcing the themes and info from previous works. I took this course as a global core with limited experience with the texts (and as a stem major) and I'm finding the works interesting and the class to be very engaging and enriching. 11/10 take any class with this prof if you can.
Dr. Bega is an absolute sweetheart! She's the kind of erudite and caring teacher that makes you feel validated and energized by your college choice. She's passionate about the material, sets up her class in engaging manner, and is understanding & accommodating with student issues, especially during COVID-19 virtual instruction period. She was very welcoming in office hours. Switching into her discussion section of FroSci was one of the best decisions I made my freshman year!
not to be dramatic but this is the best class I've ever taken. I took it my first semester of college and have seriously used the stuff I learned from Prof Mercer in every class since! It truly gives you a framework that you can apply to everything and makes you see the world differently. Whenever anyone asks me for a class rec I always say Phil and Fem. Not to mention Prof Mercer is kind and hilarious and a genius. I love that woman!! If you are debating between this and an intro WGSS class I would say take this— gave me a very comprehensive foundation for gender studies classes and I don't think any other professor can compete w/ Mercer in this area. PLEASE COLUMBIA MAKE THIS A PART OF THE CORE!!
This man is the goat. He’s a chill dude who really doesn’t want to give his students a hard time during the pandemic. Very lenient and nice grader, but I still felt that I learned many things from class. I loved that he offered a creative project option for the second major assignment. He is goat