I realized yesterday that I was not actively working toward the happiness and well-being of my friends and peers when a teammate told me that she had registered for Archy 212 with R. Wenke for Spring, 2004.
DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS.
I repeat: DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS
After a great experience with A. Close in Archy 105, I thought that 212: the Archaeology of Egypt would be a great, easy, sunshiney-read-in-the-quad type of class that would be fun for spring.
I was very, very wrong.
Do not take this class.
Professor Wenke is a tenured staff member here at the UW. Not only does that mean that he's been teaching here for hundreds of years, but it also means that
a) he can do whatever the hell he wants because
b) he doesn't have to worry about student evaluations
I have been a consistently highly-marked student while at the UW, and even got good grades in my other two classes while enrolled in 212 last spring. I spent no more or less time on the class than I would any other class that I found challenging--the difference this time was that I scored substantially lower in the class and it dropped my GPA like a rock.
Overall, it's a terrible, terrible class with little-to-no academic value whatsoever. I didn't even learn anything in the damn class, for all the suffering I did. I mean... not to be overly negative, but the class is a freakin joke.
You have been warned.
That is all, thank you.