Doumani, B on Ninja Courses

Average Ratings based on 8 ratings

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 70 72 70 74

Course Filter

Instructor Ratings

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 73 72 87 91

Comment: This was hands-down the most rewarding course I have taken at Cal. Doumani is very knowledgeable, unbiased, and enthusiastic. The GSI's were among the most talented I have talked to and always willing to help. Take this if you're genuinely interested in washing away those stereotypes of the Middle East or have a willingness to absorb years of amazing and fascinating history in only one semester.

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 88 90 81 95

Comment: Great professor, very interesting lectures, fair exams, GSIs are very helpful. A lot of reading and weekly writing assignments but they tie in well to lecture and are not graded. Amazing class, Doumani is a great teacher!

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
62 50 47 72 70

Comment: Professor Doumani is a very good instructor, but his essays (around 4 a semester) are VERY specific. Two are take home essay exams, but he only gives a week in advance. Also, you are expected to submit a reading response once a week. There is a lot of reading, but it is very interesting. Take the class if you want to be there and are truly interested--don't if you just want to fulfill a breadth because it is a lot of work

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
34 68 100 24 50

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
70 72 79 75 51

Comment: Lectures were kind of boring, but Doumani is definitely a nice guy who knows his stuff. There's also a good amount of reading that you need to keep up with to do well. Good class if you have any interest in the Middle East.

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
58 66 53 91 81

Comment: This class is difficult, as difficult as an upper division Euro or American history course. The lectures are engaging and fun, but repetitious with the reading. There is a lot of reading, as with any history course. But everything is manageable. The course is a great overview of the Middle East. Going into it I knew nothing about the middle east, but now I'm busting knowledge. :P

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
68 66 62 69 76

Comment: Interesting course with difficult exams. I had a very good GSI which helped a lot.

HISTORY 12 (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
70 79 79 63 82

Comment: Great class. Lectures are a little slide-heavy, but fascinating material and good reading assignments.