Berring, R C on Ninja Courses

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ASIANST 98 (Fall 2011)

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ASIANST 98 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Took this Taiwanese Language Beginner Level decal with Felicia and Michelle, the most awesome instructors ever! They were clear in teaching, made sure everyone passed, and bought us pizza and tapioca! Being in the class for an hour and a half can get quite boring, but some of the lessons were fun when we played games or watched movies in class. In regards to the assignments, we had a Taiwanese culture project, quiz, and final project (which could be either a skit or a 10 minute Taiwanese dubbed-over video), but all were pretty easy to do. I loved this decal, and look forward to taking the intermediate level class next semester!

ASIANST 98 (Spring 2011)

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Comment: Taiwanese Decal is a lot of fun!

ASIANST 98 (Spring 2011)

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100 76 100 79 100

Comment: Taiwanese Decal - Amazing!

ASIANST 98 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: best class ever taiwanese decal

ASIANST 98 (Fall 2009)

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91 92 96 85 94

Comment: Really fun decal.

ASIANST 198 (Spring 2011)

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87 73 67 77 72

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2015)

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94 87 79 80 75

Comment: Berring had a lot of funny and interesting stories to tell during his lectures and although at times he would have a droning tone the material isn't difficult to understand! He provides a sheet of key-terms you should know for the midterm and try to keep up with the reading material he assigns in files on bCourses cause the tests have questions about them. Overall a fun professor and an interesting class!

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2014)

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89 70 57 70 100

Comment: Berring's a great guy. He has that storyteller type of lecture so it's great if you are super interested in the content however, if you're trying to take it for a breadth requirement, I'd look for another. Must be taking the class for fun or a major requirement for you to truly pay attention. His assignments are pretty chill. Discussions were helpful. And there were lots of reading for the class however you can get away with missing some of them if you really paid attention in lecture & discussion.

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2014)

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97 93 93 80 94

Comment: A pretty chill class. Professor tells stories during the lecture and exams are super easy.

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2012)

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100 100 99 87 99

Comment: Best class I've taken at Cal so far. Berring makes class fun and the topic interesting. The material he teaches sticks in your head because he tells it like a story. This is definitely worth your time to take if you are interested in Chinese culture at all. He is very chill with homework and readings.

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2012)

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98 99 90 97 99

Comment: Professor Berring is awesome! His class was one of my favorites. I'm not a legal studies major and I took the class for a breadth req. Nonetheless, I found his lectures to be engaging and entertaining. He tells the best stories and presents a pretty fair look at the subject matter. A classmate told me that she really enjoyed his class because she felt like other legal studies professors shove their own viewpoints down your throat, and that Berring was one of the few who did not. Take this class if you get the opportunity to! Midterms were easy, final was kind of difficult but totally doable. I ended up with an A and did minimal work.

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2012)

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LEGALST 161 (Spring 2012)

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72 83 71 71 100

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2011)

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84 100 67 76 100

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2010)

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97 86 85 87 100

Comment: Berring is funny and a great storyteller. I would recommend buying the ASUC notes, however, because he likes to go off on tangents and stories. Would let us off early if the weather was really nice. The essay is judged purely off creativity and the exams are as easy as fabled. Buy the notes, pay attention to the guest speaker, read the textbook!!

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2010)

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90 50 73 87 80

Comment: Supposed to be an easy A, but it isn't. The one paper you write is judged primarily on creativity, unlike other legal studies classes. Berring goes off on tangents very often so you have to either pay attention or buy the lecture notes. Also, you have to read the textbook carefully because it'll be on the test, along with his anecdotes.

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2010)

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100 100 80 100 100

Comment: Awesome guy. Very funny. Keeps the class entertained and makes everything much more interesting and easily understood.

LEGALST 161 (Spring 2010)

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LEGALST 161 (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
96 83 93 87 91