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Tufts University: DR049 - ASIAN AMER STAGE&SCREEN - Drama - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Claire Conceison | DR049 - ASIAN AMER STAGE&SCREEN | Drama2005-01-23

Review:
I learned a lot in this class without feeling overwhelmed. We spent most of class time getting into sometimes rather heated debates over the plays and films we were studying, and I think the professor refrained from putting her views on the table in order to allow free discussion among her students. Professor Conceison is very knowledgeable, resourceful, flexible, and eager to help. Through the research papers and projects, I learned a lot about doing research well, and coming up with good theses.

Workload:
Straightforward assignments, albeit plenty. Four journal entries, ten 2-page response papers, one mid-term paper, one final creative project (write a play, make a film, or do a solo performance), and a course reader the thickness of a VHS tape. It's definitely doable, and she understands if you have to skip a few plays. She has a very strict attendance policy. Do not ever skip class. Aside from that, she's a lenient grader with a rewrite policy.


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Tufts University: DR049 - ASIAN AMER STAGE&SCREEN - Drama - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Claire Conceison | DR049 - ASIAN AMER STAGE&SCREEN | Drama2005-01-08

Review:
Professor Conceison is extremely knowledgeable in Asian and Asian American theater. Her excitement about the course and the material is contagious and is extremely inspiring. She actively encourages participation from all members of the class. She also welcomes alternative views, especially if they add to class discussions. The course material is both interesting to learn and important to know. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for a fun, interesting class. Most of the plays we read and movies we watched for class are also mainstream works, so you also get the opportunity to gain an academic insight to them.

Workload:
While the workload was a bit heavy at times, Professor Conceison is also pretty flexible and understanding. In addition, it's true that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it, because of the nature of the course material. Compared to other Tufts courses, I wouldn't say the workload was tremendously heavy; it's definitely manageable.


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