Kosek, J G on Ninja Courses

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GEOG 10 (Fall 2014)

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100 84 94 91 100

Comment: This is not so much geography in the sense of where things are (though there are map quizes) but more about people and how "space is created" and how it is emotionally and socially charged. That being said it is definitely a must take class at Cal. Really eye opening and interesting. Jake is an extremely enthusiastic lecturer. The assignments aren't terrible. Reading is intense and constant but skimming and discussion section should do it for most of the readings. No midterm, just a small project and a paper.

GEOG 10 (Fall 2014)

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75 50 100 50 100

Comment: GEOG10 with Kosek was not so much a course about geography as much as it was a course about life. Kosek was very enthusiastic about the material. During lectures he would call on people to participate by asking the audience questions. However, although he was very enthusiastic, the lectures were fairly disorganized, and it was much different from other courses in that students didn't learn hard facts, they learned very broad concepts. There was about 50 pages of reading a week, and students had to write a very brief summary, question, and answer for every reading (2 per week). The reading is what makes it a 4-unit course. There were no midterms, and the final exam consisted of three essay questions which came from a list of twelve questions that were posted two weeks previous to the exam.

GEOG 31 (Fall 2012)

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100 87 100 100 100

GEOG 31 (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 42 50 80 82

Comment: Professor is REALLY enthusiastic, loves the topic and subjects. Definitely requires some work. Tons of reading. Class project is interesting and sections are a crucial part of your grade. Honestly worth it though, it's an enjoyable class. Good for the breadth credit.

GEOG 31 (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 50 50 50 95

GEOG 31 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 72 50 67 90

Comment: This was great, eye-opening class. The papers, however, were graded harshly and that's about all of the assignments there were.

GEOG 31 (Spring 2011)

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56 56 66 74 82

GEOG 31 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
73 60 62 72 80

GEOG 31 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
77 37 51 69 100

Comment: He REALLY knows his stuff and the material is VERY interesting. STAY ON TOP of reading! This class is very subjective as well - if you can argue your point, you're fine (as long as you relate it to the class). Learned a lot of good stuff this semester but the readings got pretty excessive. A lot of things have been put in a new light. Participation is pretty much required.

GEOG 37 (Spring 2012)

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100 100 86 100 100

GEOG 37 (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
80 100 69 83 100

GEOG 37 (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
73 41 50 77 82

GEOG 37 (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
85 71 75 89 100

Comment: Kosek's lectures are super interesting and really makes you think. There's a shit ton of reading, but as long as you listen to the lectures and participate you should be fine. Two pretty easy essays and one written final. Definitely recommend this class

GEOG 37 (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
85 51 50 89 98

GEOG 170 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 96 80 62 95

Comment: Very passionate, easy to understand, assignments are few and straightforward, no midterm.