Chavarria is awesome! Unfortunately, I'm not sure if he teaches 219 anymore, but I know he recently taught at least one section of 203. He has tons of experience in print journalism, so he really knows what he's talking about, but he doesn't make the course any more difficult than it needs to be. He just lectured to us, took role sometimes, and gave us 2 tests. We were given really straight-forward study guides beforehand, so they were pretty easy if you studied. The class in general is basically just everything there is to know about media and how it pertains to culture, so he made that information as interesting as possible. He gave A LOT of A's.
And his son's middle name is "Luke Skywalker", so you know he has to be cool.
Missed the first day, went to the second day. Went to the midterm. Went to the Final. Three days of class total. I got a B, easy. This kind of shit gives our school a bad name.