Interesting class that has really opened my mind to different ways of thinking. Dabashi repeatedly says this is not a class for "use"- it's not a specific skill set to be applied. And I came to really enjoy that. Zero technology allowed in class and he fucking means it. He does his whole lecture from his mind in conversation and technology apparently distracts him and his students from engaging. Very low work load- just reaching a few chapters a week for section and in mine we did a 5 minute casual presentation twice. A book review midterm paper from the syllabus list and a final paper 10-12 pages. Just show up sit down and listen. Sometimes Dabashi can ramble a little, but in general a very interesting critical class.


1-2 h a week outside of class depending how much reading you do? Obviously more for the 2 papers.