May 14, 2006

Lang, Ariella
Mafia Movies

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

The class has awesome movies. All the classics and then some. The readings spanned from interesting to absolutely boring - and there was a decent amount. But the review sessions before the midterm and final helped a lot. The grading on the papers was a bit harsh. The TA would grade them, pencil in an A- (for example) and then professor Lang would more often than not give you a B... I didn't understand why she was like that. Her lecturing got a little boring and repetitive. She was an overall ok teacher, but I loved the class because of the movie selection.

Workload:

2 papers, a midterm, and a final - all 25% each. weekly readings - a good amount.