Taken is spring 2002: DONT TAKE IT WITH HIM!! the course is bad enough plus his teachings dont really help much. he is a nice quiet grad student but his midterms are HELL!! even a TA told me to take the next session with another prof. has a relatively difficult grading system although he follows the curve. only a few select students like 4/5 max did well in class of 50. lectures are helpful if u can live thru them but also quite dry and boring. most ppl didnt get the theory (partly due to him and mostly due to the course) but no one really bothered mention it out. english is although clear, its not very fluent as it could have been.