December 25, 2002

Nichanian, Marc
Theories of Culture in Middle East/India

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

Boring, difficult, and is convinced the class is only open to seniors, making him wonder how all these freshmen and sophomores got in. Focuses on Foucoult and Said and readings are dense philosophical treatises on culture and nationalism. If you're interested in political philosophy, you may enjoy this, but if you're looking for an easy major cultures, stay away. A lot of class discussion, also.

Workload:

lots of hard reading. term paper, i think midterm and final, class participation.