September 15, 2003

Massad, Joseph
[CLME W3042] Palestinian and Israeli Politics and Societies

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

A perfect example of brainwashing. To teach grown people as if they were babies is a disgrace to the university. He lets you know on the first day that he isn't going to gove you both sides to the conflict. Can you imagine if a psychology professor declared that he was only going to teach the "Nurture" theory and assume that he was coorect and therefore the "Nature" side of the argument would be disregarded.?Massad should be embarrassed about what how he teaches (not to mention Columbia).
if you do take the class (who wouldn't after hearing all the hype) try to research as much as you can before you determine that what you heard from Massad (or the out-of-print books he supplies for readings) contain any truth.

Workload:

Enough reading to make you not want to read more on your own which you need to do to establish any credibility