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ENGLISH C77 (Fall 2011)

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76 79 86 84 100

Comment: Really sweet guy - cares about the students and the material. Rambles during lectures but his online notes are the most helpful. For the class, the lectures are not absolutely necessary though the guest lecturers were always a real treat. Tests are easily doable if you prepare for the study guide: questions will be drawn directly from them with little alteration. That being said, it is not necessary that you do ALL of the reading (there is a LOT) - just do the ones from the study guide. In the end, this class taught me a lot and was a great intro. environmental course.

ENGLISH C77 (Fall 2011)

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80 77 82 77 81

Comment: Prof. Hass is really sweet. But his lectures are kind of boring. His notes online are pretty helpful though.

ENGLISH C77 (Fall 2010)

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90 76 99 76 84

ENGLISH C77 (Fall 2010)

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72 41 100 59 100

Comment: Amazing course, but requires a lot of dedication. Captivating course material, AMAZING guest speakers, but there is a lot of reading to be done. Recommend taking if you have an enthusiasm for environmental studies, it's very rewarding.

ENGLISH 117B (Spring 2012)

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70 70 92 60 76

Comment: I was very excited to take a Shakespeare class with an accomplished poet. The professor seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the plays we read, and made some insightful and beautiful observations, though some of what he discussed in class seemed not particularly relevant. Grades consisted of two essays (with the option of a make-up essay at the very end) and a final testing whether or not you had read the plays. There were also "memorization quizzes" where you had to memorize a particular verse and write it down; they were mostly graded based on effort, so you got credit for it even if you just came to class and wrote your name down on a blank sheet of paper (but if you did particularly well and had a border-line grade you could boost your grade).

ENGLISH 117B (Spring 2012)

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7 14 0 50 92

Comment: Hass is an absolutely amazing poet, and I ended up taking his Shakespeare class even though I had already filled the requirement the previous year just because I really wanted to take a class with him. He's a hilarious, enthusiastic guy but this was the worst class I've taken ever in my life. Hass had no lesson plans and basically no actual analysis of the plays or language, he spent the whole time summarizing the plays and reading random sections, with no discussion. Ended up skipping about half the classes once I realized what a waste of time it was. Basically learned that a great poet does not equal a great professor

ENGLISH 117B (Spring 2012)

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69 73 100 30 72

ESPM C12 (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 77 93 33 77

Comment: This class was the biggest waste of time ever. I thought I signed up for an environmental studies course, and ended up reading poetry about birds and chronicling my observations of squirrels. I never went to lecture or section, and I passed the class (taken P/NP). The readings are easy, assignments are easy to bs, and the exams are even easier than the readings. However, if you hate poetry and spiritual readings, this is not the class for you.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2012)

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100 97 96 91 98

ESPM C12 (Fall 2012)

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100 50 100 100 100

Comment: Hass is such a nice guy and is very passionate about his job and work. He tends to lecture on topics unrelated to the class and tests, however. There is also an almost absurd amount of reading. When exams roll around, familiarize yourself with the important readings on the study guide, and you will do fine.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

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94 78 88 89 69

Comment: Very enjoyable class. Information is presented in a really interesting manner with great supplemental readings and guest speakers. Made me consider doing a minor.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
56 71 82 58 100

Comment: Amazing to be in his presence. A soft-spoken man but definitely passionate about his life works. go on a nature walk with him! you'll discover so much about the wildlife on our berkeley campus. super nice too- he lent me his jacket at the freezing berkeley marina birdwalk, and then he drove me home!

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

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70 71 75 75 83

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
66 30 79 38 100

Comment: He was a very interesting and nice person, but I did not learn much when he lectured.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
86 74 79 74 74

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 82 100 100 100

ESPM C12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 73 67 91 88

Comment: He is an amazing english prof!!!!!! This class is great for those who know little about environmentalism and conservation. The class moves slowly if you are already really into conservation though.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
75 74 91 71 100

Comment: Sometimes went on tangents and was hard to follow, but always brought new ideas and ways of thinking to the table.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
84 78 100 70 100

ESPM C12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
62 34 29 50 50

ESPM C12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 90 100 100 100

Comment: Amazing professor, definitely one of the best classes I've taken at Cal.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2009)

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91 84 89 90 88

Comment: If you do the reading, the class will be an easy A.

ESPM C12 (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
75 69 75 71 100

Comment: Very passionate. Gives a nice contrast to Sposito.