May 20, 2003

Saliba, George
[ASCM V2008] Contemporary Islamic Civilization

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

Professor Saliba is incapable of separating his views about current events from the material he should be teaching; as a result, this course became one long op-ed-style rant from Saliba that achieved nothing and created the most unengaging and unacademic experience I have had in a course at Columbia in the three years I have been a student here.

Workload:

two papers, weekly reading summaries for the discussion section, and a final. A reasonable amount of work that ends up being a challenge to accomplish because of the utter meaninglessness of the course in general.