Veve's mission to constantly challenge our own perceptual viewpoints and judgments on the texts is well adhered to, and results in interesting class discussion. He provides good historical data to contextual the works, but doesn't require the class to know it. This is part of his very skilled manner of stimulating dialogue, which, once started, he is willing to simply let go with rare interjections to keep the class on track. Veve helps make CC what it should be, but that of course comes with the caveat that if your class doesn't want to talk, the class will stagnate, at which point he'll have to lecture. The lectures are pretty good as well, but it's obvious he's trying to get the class to pick it back up.