Wetzel, D on Ninja Courses

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HISTORY N158C (Summer 2011)

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95 73 98 98 99

Comment: one of the best professors in the history department. you know what to expect on the midterm/final. you will never be bored in his lectures becasue he is extremely dynamic and energetic.

HISTORY 162A (Fall 2013)

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50 50 46 50 100

HISTORY 162A (Fall 2013)

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93 70 93 90 100

Comment: Wetzel may have, at points, a strange style of lecturing, but he makes his class very interesting. He is extremely enthusiastic about the material, and each lecture feels fresh and new. The exams were very straightforward if you completed the short list of readings, and the sole term paper was, in short, easy. All in all, Wetzel is a great lecturer, and anyone looking to take 162A should make his class a priority.

HISTORY 162A (Fall 2013)

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72 71 100 71 91

Comment: I took this course P/NP and barely went to any lectures (thank you Podcasts!). The final exam was unbelievably easy. Wetzel is a bit difficult to listen to, but his enthusiasm makes lectures interesting. I'd recommend checking out the podcasts on iTunes to get a feel for his lecture style. The course was logically organized and the paper was doable. The assigned books were actually quite helpful, and The Leopard and The Bridge on the Drina are amazing readings and very refreshing.

HISTORY 162A (Fall 2012)

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83 50 50 50 100

Comment: He knows his stuff and loves it! Go to office hours, I heard it helps. He lectures too much and too fast, and its hard to remember everything but he makes history into a fascinating story.

HISTORY 162A (Spring 2012)

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100 76 100 84 100

HISTORY 162A (Spring 2012)

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79 59 63 55 100

Comment: Interesting lecturer

HISTORY 162B (Spring 2011)

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100 75 100 79 100

HISTORY 162B (Spring 2011)

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89 80 81 70 100

Comment: Excellent and energetic lecturer. Loves history as a story. Very knowledgeable.

HISTORY 162B (Spring 2011)

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68 92 87 65 100

Comment: He is the most enthusiastic professor ive had in berkeley and he makes lecture easy to listen to. exam reviews basically lay out what will be on the exam. very straightforward class

HISTORY 162B (Spring 2011)

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100 74 74 100 100

Comment: Awesome professor. He is really passionate about what he does and wants you to enjoy the class. It really doesn't seem like work when you take a class with him. His midterms are straight forward and its easy to do really well on them, he does not want to trick you. Make sure you do well on the essay in the midterm because its worth 50%.

HISTORY 167A (Fall 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Best instructor I've ever had...and I'm an engineering major!