Berck, P on Ninja Courses

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ECON C3 (Fall 2012)

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95 69 69 76 100

Comment: Hilarious and very interesting professor; made the subject actually manageable. I had Qu Tang as my GSI and she was really helpful. I recommend going to all your discussions, since the GSIs actually work through the problems with you. (Problem sets can get quite frustrating at times.) Overall, if you go to lecture, go to discussions, and do all the problem sets, then getting a good grade in the class is fairly straightforward!

ECON C3 (Fall 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON C3 (Fall 2012)

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72 82 100 100 83

Comment: The professor was very nice and helpful while GSIs were not as helpful. Keeping up the reading with the lecture is important. Exams and assignments are fair.

ECON C3 (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON C3 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 50 82 73 83

Comment: He's a very nice guy. Do the reading and listen to lecture or keep up with the webcasts and you will be fine

ECON C3 (Fall 2011)

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50 5 6 50 79

Comment: The professor was a great lecturer for concepts but this course was way too hard for me. I had no prior experience with economics and I literally drowned in this course....all the concepts were straight forward but the graphs/equations were incredibly confusing. Thank god I changed my grade to P/NP at the last minute....

ECON C3 (Fall 2011)

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97 81 88 87 86

Comment: Good professor!

ECON C3 (Fall 2010)

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79 78 93 94 92

ECON C3 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
82 84 80 72 100

ECON C3 (Fall 2009)

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100 81 91 100 100

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2012)

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91 100 90 91 95

Comment: Helpful GSIs! The exams are easy if you know basic calculus - just don't make silly mistakes.

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2012)

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83 49 50 84 100

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 50 84 75 73

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2011)

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69 77 43 50 60

Comment: You need to have a basic understanding of economics to start off on the right foot in the class. It is surprisingly complicated, and though the hw and midterms are OK the final was really hard. Berck is a smart lecturer but can go off track sometimes. The textbook is good.

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2011)

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96 68 87 87 88

Comment: Class concepts can get confusing and difficult, but midterms and final are pretty easy and he's really forgiving

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2011)

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78 75 84 79 67

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2011)

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96 80 100 100 99

Comment: The GSI's were very helpful, and Berck always came to class ready to teach, his approach ti EEP is a very laid back, try-to-make-it-easy-to-understand kind of method, and if you do well on the Problem Sets and understand the concepts, the Final is very straight forward.

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2011)

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76 100 73 50 100

Comment: This professor is fair and knows what he is talking about. He always answers questions and tries to help out students.

ENVECON C1 (Fall 2010)

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78 63 50 79 78

NAT RES 24 (Spring 2011)

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76 50 50 50 78

Comment: Gets really excited during debates. He tends to go off on tangents all the time, but he's really enthusiastic.

NAT RES 24 (Spring 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Peter is a great professor. In this GETH seminar you have the privilege of listening to him/discussing with him various environmental issues. A pleasure to be around him.

NAT RES 24 (Fall 2010)

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76 75 100 67 100

Comment: The Global Environmental Theme House program is a pretty neat community. You must complete a project per semester. The seminar is loosely an hour per week and guest lecturers come and give talks about their work. Sometimes, we go on field trips around the campus. For fall 2010 semester, we went kayaking in the Monterey Bay.

NAT RES 24 (Fall 2010)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Peter is an incredible professor. While this course is only for the members of GETH it is great nonetheless. Most classes actually spent indoors will involve discussions about issues with long, funny, and intelligent exchanges between the two teachers. The class is worth it no that fact alone. Then there the field-trips: kayaking near otters and talking with various professors around campus or going to a farmer's market. Really, join GETH...totally worthwhile if only for this class.

NAT RES 24 (Fall 2010)

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100 99 100 99 100

Comment: If you are admitted into GETH, this class is mandatory. It is totally worth it! I have had an awesome first semester with Peter. Smart man he is!

NAT RES 24 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
62 67 65 62 64