December 22, 2004

Mackin, Zane
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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

Zane is fantastic. He is a little intimidating at first because he's pretty intense, but once you get to know him and the class starts to loosen up a bit, you will all have a great time. He is an excellent instructor, and won't hesitate to spend as much time as you need helping you understand something. He loves to have people come to his office hours, and is always willing to help via e-mail any time. He grades the quizes pretty toughly, but it's worth it in the end. The class is difficult, but nothing you'll freak out about. If you have to opportunity to take any class with Zane, do it! He's a great teacher, and a great guy.

Workload:

weekly quizes, 3 or 4 really short compositions, 1 midterm, 1 presenation, 1 final