May 13, 2004

Kamaly, Hossein Silver_nugget
[ASCM V2008] Contemporary Islamic Civilization

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

Hossein is an incredible mind, in addition to being an incredible TA. He is always objective and concise. He gives great context for the readings and fields all questions well. Some people may argue that Hossein is a little stern at times, and this is true. We have weekly discussion questions, and if you blow them off or submit questions that demonstrate you have not done the reading, he will call you out in class and make you feel like a little bit of a jackass. But this shouldn't be a problem if you plan on doing all of the work. Hossein's critical approach to all of the readings is helpful, if not necessary, in a class with such a one-sided view of things.

Workload:

Weekly discussion Questions. 2 papers. Final.