Ingrid Satelmajer

8 reviews
Average rating: 4.50




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HONR208P

Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/13/2020
Dr. Satelmajer is an amazing teacher. If you want to do well you'll have to do a lot of reading and a fair amount of writing, but it is 100% worth it. Assignment details are fuzzy sometimes, but she's super helpful over email or in person if you're confused. A joy to be in class with
HONR239B

Expecting an A-
tomorrow 05/11/2018
Has high expectations but a great class to take. Some of the assignments' details were a bit fuzzy, but she was good about clarifying them in person and through email. Her style of discussion keeps students engaged and responding.
HONR239B

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/28/2014
I loved this class. As other have mentioned, it is not an easy A, but it is not extremely difficult either, if you find the subject interesting. We do read a lot, but it is a lot of novels spread across many days as well as short stores and poems. The class is very discussion based, which I found great especially for the more challenging and confusing texts. In addition to that, we had 3 papers, one of which is the final, and a journal. The key to the journal is to do more than what is expecting in order to get a good grade. The papers weren't too bad and she gives you good feedback and returns them in a timely manner. She is a very liberal teacher so I think your growth also contributes to your final grade. I definitely thought I would get a B+, and was surprised with an A. Overall, I love the books we read and I loved the class. It exposed to a lot of new ideas and knowledge. It was my favorite class this semester especially being a STEM major and getting away from that.


Expecting an A
GHolland 09/05/2012
This class was great! It's about contemporary art and ideas (modern art) with a focus on the arts in DC. Professor Satelmajer is a great teacher, and she breaks down the class into well organized and manageable sections. This makes the material easy to learn and retain. She is very good at communicating and is understanding to student concerns. There are homework readings and maybe a video or two to watch each week, but the workload is not bad at all. A lot of it is actually very interesting. Most of the readings are pre-assembled in a course packet that you buy at the beginning of the year, and I found it very convenient to annotate along in the packet as I read. This class requires you to go to 5 or more arts events of your choosing and to write brief critical responses on them relating to the course/packet material. I found the events to be awesome because they enlightened me to an art world that I didn't know about beforehand. There are class field trips that can count towards your events. The responses aren't long (~ 2 pages), but you have to write them well and relate directly to course concepts. At the end of the year, your final report must be ~ 4-10 pages instead of the usual ~ 2. I highly recommend this class and teacher. I had a great experience and am surprised by how much I retained about DC/contemporary art.
ENGL313

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 12/25/2008
Professor Satelmajer is a lot of fun. She really enjoys what she's teaching and the reading selection was mostly really great. The class was really interesting. She tries to assign a doable amount of reading each night and usually it's not too bad. She does have random reading quizzes a lot though so make sure you're on top of the reading she does assign. She's also a pretty strict in grading papers- a lot of the class complained about it. She puts a great emphasis on detail from the reading and on originality of the argument. Her exams straightforward if you pay attention to what she emphasizes in class so make sure you take notes during her class. She also has some optional assignments that help at the end. She's really big on participation too and it really helps your grade! She's really passionate and always around to give help
HONR239B

Expecting a B
Anonymous 12/14/2008
Definitely an interesting class, but there is a lot of work. We read 10 books, and little short stories as well. Not an easy A at all. There are basically 4 papers, one thats 3 pages, and the rest are about 1250 words. There is also a 10 min presentation at the end. A lot of work is piled on at the end of the semester so be prepared. Satelmajer gives a really interesting view of New York City.
HONR239B

Expecting a B
fruitchaat 07/22/2008
This class was really enjoyable, but don't expect an easy A. Satelmajer is not an easy grader in terms of papers on analysis so you really have to write high quality papers in order to get the A. There are a lot of books you read, but she spaces them out so that you never have to read a lot during the week.


Expecting a B
anneymarie 11/09/2007
She's a great teacher who expects a lot. She required a lot of work (especially reading) but it was worth the effort and her class was full of interesting discussion. You won't get an easy A but it's definitely worth the time spent.