Literature and Writing: Great Books from World at Large
Sina is a great teacher. There was never a dull moment in class, and his discussions are always interesting. The questions he brings up in class are challenging; trust me, you will learn to think and speak differently by the end of taking his class. He's got a witty sense of humor and if you don't like to talk or participate, beware. You are going to be picked on! But seriously, I think that even if you aren't an avid reader or a big fan of Charles Dickens, he's the kind of teacher who will motivate you to become a better writer. Great class, I highly recommend this for anyone who is interested in literature or wants to improve/expand writing skills.
Spring 2021 - I honestly cannot recommend Professor Rahmani enough. I took her COM LIT 4CW Class and I surprisingly liked it despite not usually being a fan of writing. She finished class early pretty often and it consisted of discussions about what we read (usually short articles) in breakout rooms and the main zoom. Our grade was based on participation (20% of class grade), 7 short essays (350-500 words, 35% of grade), a midterm paper (1000-1200 words, 15% of grade), and a final paper (1500-1800 words, 30% of grade). We had to read a couple of books but they were fairly interesting and I only had to actually buy one (around $20) because it wasn't available online. You should definitely take her class if you need a GE or writing 2 requirement fulfilled!