Variable Topics Research Seminars: Italian Studies
Currently taking "Reason & Passions"(Philosophy 191) with professor Bodei. Haven't taken the midterm yet, so don't know how his exams or grading is. But so far I feel compelled to warn those who plan on enrolling in his class for future quarters, he is a bore. I could sleep in his class. The reason why I am not engaged in his lecture is because he talks slowly. He's multi-lingual and because of it usually has to think of the English translations to words that otherwise would have come easy to him had he been teaching it in his native tongue-Italian. Aside from that he doesn't lecture about the readings(as one would expect), he talks about history. He lectures about who said or did what at one time relative to the subject matter. I frankly don't find relevant knowing histories when the readings have nothing to do with those histories. Maybe the previous statement says more about me than him, but hopefully he sticks to grading or testing on the reading, and not his lectures.