September 06, 2003

Kasheff, Manouchehr
Intermediate Persian

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

Kasheff is the worst instructor (heÂ’s not a professor and never will be) I have ever had. I agree with the other reviewer who said taking Persian at another school would be better. In my opinion, Kasheff is rude, obnoxious, plays favorites, and is condescending. He is extremely discouraging. Someone mentioned earlier that people in the class with a problem with him should talk to him so that the class would be better. Well, I tried that. I tried speaking to him on a number of occasions, expressing my concern. I found him extremely defensive and he quickly lost his temper. His behavior inside the classroom and out is totally inappropriate. I worked very hard this semester and feel that I could have accomplished much more with another professor. Avoid him.

Workload:

Workload: in my opinion, you can put in as much effort as you want and it won't matter because his grading is so arbitrary