December 29, 2004

Kahn, Jonathon Silver_nugget
Exodus and Politics

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

I'm writing a review even though I don't think this course will be offered again, as Prof. Kahn probably won't be here next year. Still, if you end up in one of his classes or he is around next year, consider yourself lucky. He is a great discussion leader, and the readings he chose for this class were (almost) across the board incredibly interesting. I myself am not a religion major nor do I wish to be, but I found the readings and the issues we discussed fascinating. I could talk about some of the students, but I won't...just be forewarned that my guess would be in any religion class that you are going to run across some people who are so firmly entrenched in their views that it limits the discussion a bit. Still, this was no fault of Kahn's....I wish he was going to be around next year, because I would take anything he was offering.

Workload:

Loads of reading. One medium-sized 5-7 page midterm paper and one 8-10 page paper. Overall, not bad in terms of writing for a seminar, and no outside research is required.