Cenzatti, M on Ninja Courses

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ENV DES 4B (Fall 2013)

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70 69 64 64 81

Comment: He was very passionate but couldn't thoroughly answer a question. He also didn't really help with assignments and the assignments he assigned were very unclear.

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2014)

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86 23 70 100 89

Comment: Cenzatti is an awesome professor. I took this class just to satisfy a breadth requirement and didn't expect much, but I actually really enjoyed it. He puts a lot of emotion into his lectures and truly loves what he's talking about, and occasionally throws in some interesting parts of his research as examples to further your understanding of the material. The exams are fair. If you make sure you understand the lectures and can provide examples demonstrating that you do, you'll do fine.

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2013)

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87 74 73 63 100

Comment: The class was fascinating for the most part, but at times could get a bit too abstract. Sections help a lot. Lots of reading, and exams are okay.

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2012)

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68 80 78 65 41

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
75 81 26 75 100

Comment: The professor was wonderful. He was passionate and yet not overzealous about the subject matter. He made city urban/suburban development seem like one of the most interesting subjects. However when it came to assignments and tests he was too far removed. The professor didn't write the tests, and while the tests and assignments (except for reading) were generally a poor addition to an otherwise great course, the final exam was atrocious. The problem was that the GSIs were simply awful. They didn't know what they were doing. They could not carry a classroom discussion. I am just one person, but having talked with others in the class, and all of us having met with, talked, and listened to all the other GSIs at least 2 or 3 times over the semester, I can say with certainty that mediocre was the high mark, and 'should be banned from ever teaching again' was the low mark for the GSIs. They personally hurt the class as a whole with their incompetence. The final exam they wrote should have been reviewed by the professor, and if he approved it, I question his devotion. Ultimately the blame lies on him for allowing such terrible GSIs to run the show. However I can not stress enough that the GSIs took an otherwise great class and left the most passionate students with a bitter taste. To give you some examples, one of the GSIs could barely speak English, and spoke so quietly that even with a microphone, literally no one could hear him. Another GSI was apparently in love with herself and couldn't talk, or let someone else talk for more than a minute without becoming distracted, interrupting, and then changing the subject to something that she felt or thought about. As ditzy as these GSIs were in front of the whole class, their meandering unintelligible, or unqualified approaches made section worthless and left students ill prepared for the assignments or exams.

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2012)

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48 24 72 48 33

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2012)

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72 50 50 73 87

ENV DES 100 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 88 100 62 88