Professor McWhorter might be the best professor I've ever had. He is incredibly engaging and really cares about his students & the material. He really knows his stuff when it comes to music, history, linguistics and everything in between and is great at explaining things clearly. You don't have to know anything about music to do well in the class. I'm going to take his intro to linguistics class because of how good of a music hum professor he was. This is the type of professor that makes Columbia a top school.