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French and Francophone Studies

May 09, 2011

Mack, Mehammed Silver_nugget
French and Francophone Studies

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Good professor overall! Fairly new, I think, but I’m betting that he will only get better and better.
I took French and Francophone Studies I with him, and it was a good class. He lectures a lot, but presents information clearly and definitely helps you understand the texts studied. He's also very helpful and available to help edit papers, etc. I think next time he’s teaching French and Francophone Studies II, which is a different class, but it will probably be a similar set up and he’s definitely a good teacher anyway.

Workload:

(For French and Francophone Studies I:)
5 short response papers (1 page only), midterm, final. Class participation counts too, but we didn’t talk all that much, so make sure you speak up whenever you get the chance (this usually requires doing the reading too).

Also, LOTS of reading (in French, of course). A big, expensive-ish course pack. Typical for this kind of foundation class though. Maybe not 100% necessary to keep up with it for each class, but some passages do appear on the exams, so you should do it. Also, it's good to keep up so you can talk in class if the opportunity arises.

January 08, 2007

Saada, Emmanuelle Silver_nugget
French and Francophone Studies

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Emmanuelle is a great teacher, and I'm very glad that I took this class with her. She knows everything there is to know about French colonialism, and the class itself can be entertaining. I believe she graded fairly and is not one of those professors who refuses to give As on first drafts. Just be sure to do the readings as she will sometimes single a person out to have him/her participate.

Workload:

There is a A LOT of reading, all primary texts. Some are really complex and you have to read them quite a few times to really understand them and be able to discuss them. Graded work: 2 papers, midterm, and final.

November 23, 2003

Glover, Kaiama Silver_nugget
French and Francophone Studies

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Kaiama reaches areas other professors don't reach. Her whole mannerism suggests that we have in her a star in the waiting. It's like Josephine Baker started to work at Columbia. Her teaching is effortless, her behaviour toward students sharp and fair. I think I'll sign up next year again...

Workload:

Manageable.

March 31, 2003

Glover, Kaiama Silver_nugget
French and Francophone Studies

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Not only is she brilliant, she is simply the best-looking professor I've ever had at Columbia. This prof is gorgeous and dresses extremely well too. She'll def keep you awake.

Workload:

do-able, she's a fair grader.

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