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Tufts University: Malik Mufti - Political Science - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Malik Mufti | PS079 - Islamic Political Thought | Political Science2006-05-16

Review:
This professor was well versed in this topic, and the class was small and intimately set. He was very enthusiastic about this topic.

However, sometimes it felt like the class discussions were somewhat staged, and that there were views and types of students he preferred to have expressed.

Although the class was well organized and carried out, it unfortunately did not have any practical applications. The expectations for assignments were not clear, and more guidence would have been helpful.

Professor Mufti did hold office hours regularly, but was often unavailable because he would be socializing in his office, leaving you to wait for extended periods of time in the polsci office, where there was no seating. He also has a habbit of making students painfully aware of his superior knowledge and status, which can be intimidating at times.

Workload:
The class reading was copious and dry, and difficult to get through. The final paper was extremely hard work and not well outlined in terms of expectations and content.

Over all, I left this class feeling like I did a lot of work, gained a lot of knowledge, of which I could not use outside the confines of extremely specialized academic concentrations.


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Malik Mufti | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2004-07-14

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Professor Mufti managed to make a 200 student lecture class packed with information still an enjoyable class to attend. His friendly demeanor and little anecdotes made the class feel a little smaller, and he highly encouraged class participation. Unfortunately, some students felt a little too encouraged, and there were the typical know-it-all poly sci kids who would ramble for 10 minutes at each lecture, but Mufti would amuse the crowd to put the kid back in his place. He is a very knowledgeable professor and very friendly, but outside of lecture, he keeps the TAs as a firm border between himself and the students. From comparing my experience with friends who took other intro to IR classes, Mufti is the best professor to have for the class.

Workload:
This is one of those weed-out intro classes, so expect to have ridiculous amounts of reading. It is important to go to class because he highlights all the possible IDs that will be on exams. His exams are difficult to prepare for but not very difficult to take, because you have to study everything you have learned in the course , but then the questions are fair and straightforward.


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Tufts University: Malik Mufti - Political Science - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Malik Mufti | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2004-04-09

Review:
Mufti is awesome. I've had Glaser, Devigine, and Cruz, they're all great, but Mufti is my favorite. He does an excellent job of explaining the course material. He has a very nice demeanor to him and really gets the concepts across and makes you think about them. He presents a variety of views and makes you question them.

Workload:
There is a lot of reading, probably 150 to 200 pages a week, so the class can be intense. I studied more for the IR midterm than any other in my life just because of the sheer amount of readings, but the class is great and very applicable to current events. Grade is based on section, midterm, final and a paper.


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Malik Mufti | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2004-04-08

Review:
Excellent lecturer. Very well organized, very easy to follow and take notes in class (even though I took a TON). Has a great sense of humor and doesn't just present in a textbook fashion. Is great at encouraging and accepting participation in class. Difficult to forge any kind of personal relationship, although he does remember your name if you speak in class, I think because of the size of the class and its 'intro' nature. If you take the class, GO TO THE LECTURES. It's a lot easier when studying for the tests etc. when you have heard Mufti's explanation.

Workload:
Midterm and final of IDs, and final paper on IR event and how it relates to IR theories.
A ton a ton of reading, but most of it interesting enough


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Malik Mufti | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2004-03-16

Review:
He's really knowledgeable - there's no denying this. He is much better than other Intro to IR profs such as Taliaferro - he makes the material exciting and incites kids to raise their hands (all Tufts students know how hard it is to get a student here to speak in those big lecture courses). However it seems that the second he walks out of the class he forgets he teaches it - and since his TA's are absolutely horrendous it is sort of hard to get questions/doubts answered and/or addressed once class is out.

[edited for content: Erin English no longer TA's]

Workload:
Tons of reading. Tons. Assignments were straightforward. One big research paper on a historical event in the IR context. 1 midterm (easy, only IDs but you had to study everything so the studying was harder than the exam) and 1 final. Recitation counts for 15% of your grade.


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