Review Comment

[CSER W3928] Colonization/Decolonization

February 11, 2009

Ngai, Mae Silver_nugget
[CSER W3928] Colonization/Decolonization

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Ngai just created this class as part of the new program for Comp Ethnic Studies, and it is really fantastic. She stimulates great discussions, poses challenging questions, really makes you consider and think about the material, and brings to light issues that you might never have thought about before. she knows a ton about all the material, and what she didn't know, Prof Lomnitz did, since they co-taught the class.

The readings are almost all primary documents, which is hard at first, but allows you to really make opinions for yourself and have interesting discussions about the first-hand sources and accounts. ngai has high standards and is very technical and academic sometimes, but her intelligence is inspiring and her expectations are not totally unreasonable.

i highly recommend this course, though the reading is heavy and the papers are graded sort of harshly, it is worth it in the end because you'll learn a lot and probably get a pretty good grade since there is no midterm or final and you don't have to memorize anything.

Workload:

a ton of reading since it was a seminar, movies outside of class, four papers throughout the semester. no midterm, no final.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
CSER / CSER CSER CSER W3928: Colonization/Decolonization Theodore Hughes 2012 Fall T / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
CSER / CSER CSER CSER W3928: Colonization/Decolonization Rashid Khalidi, Claudio Lomnitz 2010 Fall T / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
CSER / CSER CSER CSER W3928: Colonization/Decolonization Gray Tuttle, Natasha Lightfoot 2009 Fall T / 4:10- 6:00 PM 1
CSER / CSER CSER CSER W3928: Colonization/Decolonization Mae Ngai, Claudio Lomnitz 2008 Fall T / 4:10- 6:00 PM 1