Best professors at NYU

<p>Who in your experience has been a great professor? I'll be a freshman at Stern next year, so I'd appreciate some comments from Sternies as well. Here's the format:</p>



<p>Professor: Art Tannenbaum
Course: School & Society: NYU in the 60's and 70's
Comment: Most interesting guy EVER. Easy grader. Has been at NYU for god knows how long. Seriously, never a dull moment in that class. If you ever have the opportunity to take anything by him, DO IT.</p>

<p>great thread topic</p>

<p>well thank you scorp_ion. Let's get more replies people! Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>Joan Connelly NYU</a> > Art History > Faculty > Joan Breton Connelly
Conwest: Iliad to Star Wars
I was really glad I took this particular section of ConWest based on the recommendation of a girl in my astronomy lab. I'm not an art major (Stern, Finance), but I do love books, and you can tell Prof Connelly does too. I'm sure her art classes are even better, since it's her field of expertise. She even brought in Charles Scribner (for the Great Gatsby) and Jay McInerny (for Bright Lights, Big City). Also, she runs an archaeological dig in Greece, and NYU students can apply to work on it - now, how cool of a summer would that be?</p>

<p>Zvi Ben-Dor Benite NYU</a> > History > Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
World Cultures: Islam
Ok, I'll be honest, the lectures... I tended to doze off. In my defense, the class was held in Cantor, and those seats are way too comfortable. However, he came by to our recitation and you could really tell the man was really intelligent and thoughtful. I've never seen someone extract so much historical & cultural detail through close reading of a single paragraph. If you've got a chance to take a smaller class with him, I think it'd definitely be worth a try. World Cultures wasn't too difficult either, grading-wise.</p>

<p>Martin Siegel Professor</a> Martin J. Siegel
Emerging Markets
Ok, so this one you won't be able to take until you're an upperclassman (at Stern), but this is like THE class that everyone wants to take. He's funny & the class is easy. And hey, how many other times will you get to sit in a class taught by a guy who was at LTCM?</p>

<p>I think the moral of the story is that MAP classes aren't as bad as people try to make them out to be - it's all a question of whether you choose the right professors!</p>

<p>Take Economics Principles I (macroeconomics) With Marc Lieberman. This guy is AMAZING. Plus, macro is a recommended elective for Sternies anyway!</p>

<p>Yeah, everyone should take macroecon - I don't know why it's not a required class anymore because it ought to be.</p>

<p>Intro to Micro (Economic Principles II), take Paizis. He's an awesomely funny-sounding italian guy who makes jokes in class. His lectures are pretty much straight from the books, so you have a choice to either read the text or go to class. Tests are really easy (like 40% of ppl get A's), and the guy is intelligent and will answer your questions. Apparently the dude was an economic advisor to the UN for a while, and now just teaches because he can.</p>

<p>i have a question for current Stern Micro econ relevant to any finance classes at all??? i personally find mico econ way too theoretical and dont see any way whatsoever the relavance of micro econ to financial markets, investing, derivatices, options/futures etc...its only macro econ that seems to be most relevant to finance why then is just micro econ a prerequisite and not macro econ?</p>

<p>professors often change, so it is hard to tell you which ones are good. however, once you login into albert, you can find course evaluations under one of the tabs. you can arrange the courses by professor and see which are the good ones. for the stern ones, they even tell you the grade distribution (according to what the students thought they would receive in the course). </p>

<p>micro is not really relevant in any of the non-econ courses, a few of the basic ideas/concepts come up again, but you dont really need to remember any of the detailed analysis.</p>

<p>Hi, can you also discuss the professors in the CAS, particularly in Chemistry and Psychology (if that's alright with teampakistan)? Thank you =)</p>

<p>YouTube</a> - Liberal NYU Abuses Students; Hires America-Hater Teachers</p>

<p>lol check this video out..apparantly the professors at NYU are against republicans/conservatives</p>

<p>NYU is pretty much like Brown. The community itself is situated in NYC, so it is indeed very liberal. :)</p>

<p>lol, more like "far left loon", tree hugging liberal</p>

<p>Anyone has an idea with professor Solt who teaches World History: Japanese this year?</p>

<p>Do we register for Fall classes only, or do we register for both the fall and spring classes?</p>

<p>^^you will be registering for fall classes only</p>

<p>Professor: Jonoh Mischkot
Course: Writing the Essay
Comment: Shockingly, the unanimously-dreaded WTE is one of my favorite classes thus far at NYU (I'm going to be a junior) and although I came in a love for writing, it definitely was the teacher who made it exciting. Most of my friends hate their WTE teachers and most of them love writing as well. Jonoh made each exercise and essay exciting. He's clear about what he wants, and he works personally with each invidiual to really try to improve their writing. </p>

<p>Professor: Keithley Woolward
Course:Intensive Intermediate French (but he teaches other French classes)
Comment: Personable, funny, enthusiastic (note that I had this class everyday at 8AM), very nice, reasonable grader, very invested in improving each student's French</p>

<p>^^ my son really like Keithley Woolward (french I) who gave my son the 'french book award' from Mr Woolward. I was hoping the book would be the textbook for Intermediate french!</p>

<p>Professor: Doug Dibbern
Course: European Cinema from 1945-1968
Comment: Witty, funny, blunt, relaxed, chill. His classes tend to have a very light workload but it's not exactly easy. Basically your whole grade is made up of attendance/participation and a 10-12 page research paper. That's it. </p>

<p>Professor: David Engel
Course: The Holocaust: Third Reich and the Jews
Comment: Lectures are very stimulating, have not fell asleep in this class before. Class conducted in a very organized manner. Workload and grade fall into in the category of reasonable to easy</p>