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[FREN BC3069] Black, Jews and Arabs in France

January 25, 2009

Gavronsky, Serge Silver_nugget
[FREN BC3069] Black, Jews and Arabs in France

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I looooooved this class. It's a crazy mix of literature, history, cultural studies, and current events. You are exposed to so many different kinds of expression. Franz Fanon! Postcolonial lit! Whoa. Gavronsky is fantastic. Take as many classes as you can with him. You really get to the roots of these three groups and get to think about them really critically. I only wish there was a field trip to France included!

Workload:

two papers, an easy final

September 22, 2005

Gavronsky, Serge Silver_nugget
[FREN BC3069] Black, Jews and Arabs in France

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UGH. STAY AWAY! I don't know what the previous reviewers found "charismatic" about Serge -- I found his tendency to treat us like children and his overly intonated voice nothing short of annoying. I often had to resist the urge to walk out or scream at the one hour point of the class. Paper directions were unclear, and grading somewhat haphazard. More importantly, the material was covered in such a way that one came away with little concrete understanding beyond vague theories of connections. NOT RECOMMENDED.

Workload:

3 papers. do some outside research (he won't tell you to, but u have to if you want a good grade)

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
FRNB / FREN FRNB FREN BC3069: Blacks, Jews, Arabs in France Serge Gavronsky 2010 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
FRNB / FREN FRNB FREN BC3069: Blacks, Jews, Arabs in France Serge Gavronsky 2008 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
FRNB / FREN FRNB FREN BC3069: Blacks, Jews, Arabs in France Serge Gavronsky 2006 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1