This is the worst class I have ever taken at Columbia.
It is boring and the readings are massive. You have to write an essay every other week. The prof. is boring too. She asks students what they think about the readings, etc. She tries to make students to participate, but only a couple of them do it. She also asks students to do at least 2 short presentations during the semester, which is ok.
Overall, Don't take this class unless you want to spend hours writing and reading for this class. This is not an easy A because she is a tough grader.