March 04, 2003

Moe, Nelson
Mafia Movies

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

This is one of those classes that sounds great until you show up. The movies are largely from the 20s and 30s and when we finally get to The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc, we only watch selected scenes. In fact, our paper and midterms were based largely on readings having nothing to do with the movies. The focus on the early stages of the mafia is not what any of us expected and Moe's teaching ability and insights are usually very dull. Highly NOT recommended.

Workload:

2 papers, midterm, final. Class is 4 hours long and 40% of students leave after the movie.