December 20, 2012

Pious, Richard Silver_nugget
Crisis of Authority (FY Seminar)

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

I can't decide how I feel about this course: on the one hand, it was interesting to learn from a really famous and respected academic, but on the other, his insights and readings were not particularly stimulating.

It is difficult to participate because he spends most of the class lecturing, but I don't think he killed anyone on their participation grades. He is mostly just interested in your writing style. If he doesn't like the way you write, he doesn't offer much advice on how to change it- even in office hours, he just repeats what he says in class. I'm glad I took this class, but it didn't change my life or my writing style.

Workload:

Not terrible, but he doesn't allow drafts, which most professors do for seminar.