Mass Media/Pop Culture

Dec 2003

I really liked Olick. At times, his lectures were hard to follow and I often felt we debated the same issues over and over again without really getting anywhere...but overall, a really smart, entertaining professor. There is quite a bit of need to do it all (knowing one article from each section will suffice), but most of the readings are really interesting anyway. Overall, Olick is not at all pretentious...really down-to-earth and often fabulously entertaining. Also, he was the first male professor at Columbia to take a maternity leave-how cool is that?