course
Revolutions in Eurasia: 1989-1991

Jun 2005

To his credit, Glinski knows an incredible amount of info on eastern europe and has so much to offer--he is like a walking-talking library and this class is concerned with many facts and details about the conditions for revolution. And Glinski seens like a nice guy and very passionate about the subject. That said, the man is the WORST LECTURER you will ever encounter. He stares down at the floor or up at the ceiling, mutters at a low volume almost to himself, and on top of that, has a really thick incomprehensible accent. And his lectures have no structure or orgainzation whatsoever. Even tho there is a "theme" given on the syllabus for each class, he rarely sticks to it, instead rambling from some key date in Bulgarian historty to some protest movement in Kyrgyztan to religious conditions in 20th century Poland, all in one sentence. Make sure to bring plenty of paper for doodling, but be warned that he occasioanlly calls on people in class and can get annoyed if you haven't been paying attention to his mumbling.