January 17, 2006

Fleischer, Georgette
[FYSB BC1156/69] First Year Seminar: Legacy of the Mediterranean I

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

Prof. Fleischer is intelligent and seemed to be engaged in the works she was teaching. She has her own point of view and will voice it, but this does not mean that she opposes all views unlike her own. You can voice your own opinion and she will respect you if your point is supported through the text even if your opinion is not the same as her own. Unfortunately, some people in class try to throw back at her exactly what she says and this makes for some redundant discussion. As long as you read most of the assigned texts and come up with interesting theses for your papers, you'll do fine.

Workload:

3 papers (ungraded first drafts of first two papers); possibly a little more reading than with other professors, but as long as you read most of the time it's fine; two mandatory conferences before final drafts of first two papers which are helpful if you've put effort into the first draft