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Tufts University: Paul Joseph - Sociology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Paul Joseph | PJS120 - Sociology of War and Peace| Sociology2005-08-31

The class was a round table format and every class consists of a discussion designed to be an advanced seminar version of Soc 120 (so having taken that is highly recommended). The first half of the course involved readings and then discussion of readings, and the second half involves everyone making a presentation of around 20 minutes and then discussion the presentation.

Overall, I enjoyed the course. The subject matter is very relevant and the readings were interesting. I would have shortened the individual presentations and extended the reading assignments because the subject material starts to become very dispersed. Also, sometimes it took a while for discussions to get started but I guess that depends on who is in your class. I like professor Joseph; he's always willing to spend extra time with you outside of class and knows his stuff. Also, it's fun to hear stories from his wild and crazy Berkeley protesting days.

Every week had lots of reading, sometimes an entire book. A long presentation is required of each person in the second half of the course, and then a final paper based on the same subject of between 20 and 25 pages. And you'd better do well on the final paper because it's most of the grade. It could be worse, after all, some seminars require 40 page papers (but usually no presentation).

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