Jelly-Schapiro, J on Ninja Courses

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DEV STD C10 (Fall 2012)

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76 71 71 74 77

Comment: The concepts throughout the class are fairly basic, the readings are interest, and the supplemental materials like films are very thought-provoking. While sometimes lectures were a tad dry, the lecturer is light-hearted and obviously cares about the subject. The GSIs are all very informative and willing to help. I overall enjoyed the class.

DEV STD C10 (Fall 2012)

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54 5 6 66 79

Comment: The professor was really nice and lecture was interesting. But for a intro class i was shocked at how much writing there was. Our final was three 4 page essays with a week's notice. We also had many other writing assignments throughout the semester and I got stuck with a horrible gsi that graded harsh. Do not take as a GPA booster class

DEV STD C10 (Fall 2012)

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65 38 70 50 70

Comment: Pretty cool lecturer, and he's very clear about what you need to know for the midterm. However, if you don't like writing or aren't a strong writer, do not take this class. It was the most writing-heavy class I've ever taken at Cal. I found this odd for a development class. 6-page paper at the beginning, another 4-page paper in the middle, three 3-page papers at the end, and the final was three 4-page papers.

DEV STD C10 (Fall 2012)

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76 73 71 63 86

Comment: Class isn't too hard but the assignments are graded by check minus, check, and check plus, so it's hard to know how that equates to a percentage or letter grade.

DEV STD C10 (Fall 2012)

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DEV STD C10 (Fall 2012)

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GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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89 70 73 77 88

Comment: Totally chill and knowledgeable professor. Lectures were discussion-based and fun

GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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88 60 88 98 91

Comment: There are two types of assignments: 1. you have to memorize maps (which should be and are easy As) 2. the readings he assigns are really long winded through. The books that he assign are interesting, but I have found the articles terribly boring. I did really well in the class just on semi-skimming some of the articles, not really... And reading all of the book material. His midterms are based heavily on his book materials and interpreting ideas.His lectures are funny and he is a very relaxed guy. Study his lecture slides, the answers to all the short answers are all there. The toughest aspect of the class was GSIs. For some reason, the GSIs Jelly-Schapiro picked were both quite tough. It is mandatory to go to every discussion. They expect a lot, by the way... Also note that attendance is taken for lecture, so expect to go to every class. You can miss one lecture at best.

GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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Comment: The teacher was so chill and he was very easy. You have to sign in for each lecture, so be prepared to go to each class. I felt the hardness of the class could be attributed to which GSI you got. I had the hardest GSI in my opinion, but getting past that, the final was straightforward. They graded hard on the midterm, but if you deserved an A you got an A. The hw was also really easy.

GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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65 65 73 84 89

GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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96 95 100 100 100

Comment: Fairly straightforward and easy, and for the most part the readings were interesting (thought they could be quite long at times, with less than pertinent information). However, overall it was a good class, and the teacher was very nice and approachable; I recommend it for anyone needing to fulfill an international studies requirement.

GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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73 86 59 85 79

Comment: This class overall is interesting and not too hard or too much work. I never thought I would have any interest in geography but this was my favorite class of the semester. Weekly readings werent too long and were usually pretty interesting. This class also helps us get away from the eurocentric point of view many of us grew up with along with and also offers critiques on capitalism and white people throughout. Shapiro is pretty left but also an interesting professor

GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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GEOG 4 (Spring 2012)

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25 29 46 43 78

Comment: Easy class, but confusing material. It's not very organized and I didn't learn much from the class

GEOG 4 (Summer 2011)

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94 78 100 78 91

Comment: Very easy teacher!

GEOG C32 (Fall 2012)

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