December 31, 2011
The best aspects of the course included the informational and interesting lectures given by the instructor and the instructor's ability to inspire interest in the topics in the class. Some students felt that the instructor spoke very quickly at times, and the expectations for exams were unclear. Suggestions for improvement include making slides outlining the main points of the lecture and posting them on blackboard, and having more discussion-based classes. Prospective students should be prepared to do a lot of reading. However, the grading is fair and the readings are interesting.