December 16, 2003

Gozzi, Maria Luisa Silver_nugget
Advanced Italian

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

Professor Gozzi's vagueness (perhaps characteristically Italian) can be a bit annoying: she's not always clear about what particular assignments are, when things are do, and so forth. This became a particularly problematic issue at the end of the semester. The class on the whole is rather loosely structured, which makes it relatively low-stress, but perhaps not the most intensive way to learn a language. These drawbacks aside, the class was always enjoyable and entertaining, although it often felt more like a casual conversation and reading course than a high-level language course.

Workload:

Not bad. Usually one short composition a week, as well as small amounts of reading for each class, and occasional grammar exercises. No midterm, and an easy final.