Overall, a great class! Prof Saada is hilarious and makes class enjoyable while maintaining a good level of intellectual rigor. Sheâ€™s not afraid to poke fun at herself and you can tell sheâ€™s really passionate about what sheâ€™s teaching. Intro to French Civ AKA France: Past and Present was a good class and I learned a ton. Saada is great at engaging the class and also takes time to lecture in order to clarify difficult material. This was a very well structured course and my knowledge of French civ wasnâ€™t the only thing that got better (my writing did too). She grades the papers with a lot of care and even lets you rewrite a paper for a higher grade (so you learn from your mistakes). Overall, a great class with an even greater professor, I recommend taking this class or anything Saada teaches.