May 11, 2002

Saliba, George
[ASCM V2008] Contemporary Islamic Civilization

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Saliba prefers to prowl the stage while lecturing, and refers to himself as the "tiger." He is more like a preacher at the pulpit, though, delivering emphatic, wandering lectures that are so tangential that you can forget taking notes. Especially frustrating is when he begins to outline a point by saying, "there are two things about _______". He then starts talking about the first one and gets so lost on his point that he forgets to mention the second. All lectures eventually lead to the same conclusion: Colonialism=Bad (Now you can sleep during lectures). All said, I can't help but like the guy. He has a good sense of humor, and seems benign. in the end, I actually learned a bit. Advice: Get a good TA for section, that'll make all the difference.

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