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CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2011)

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CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2011)

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CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: i agree with comment below. horrible professor, my least fav at berkeley and i've had some bad ones. breached contract so many times as you will learn. talks about w/e he wants in class. doesn't tell you when midterm dates are until the week before the exam. gives more homework than he says he will, which you are forced to learn all by yourself DECIPHERING his hard to read reader cuz he doesn't teach. GSI was similarly unhelpful. gave a project on THE LAST DAY OF CLASS. fortunately students complained that it was illegal and he made it optional. (not EC but optional. so dumb). he grades to a C avg btw. also unless he knows your name personally, you will not get an A in the class regardless of your grades on tests and hw. horrible subjective useless professor

CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2011)

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25 28 41 27 51

Comment: Taking 167 with Ibbs is a very bad idea. It will be like spending thousands of dollars for a class that you'll basically learn mostly by yourself. I guess he is still credible for being part of the industry for decades, and he explains the legal and business side of the course fairly well. I'll give him that. But the manner of teaching is poor when it comes to the quantitative portion of the course (economics stuff), which comprises about 60-70% of what you have to learn. He will use an elementary level computation example in class and throw you off in your attempt to do the homework. For most of the class, it was a class that demoralizes you and may drive you into thinking that the instruction at Berkeley is overrated. The main point here is you only get graded, not taught.

CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2011)

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79 41 50 58 78

Comment: Professor Ibbs has his own construction consulting company, and therefore has a lot hands on experience with engineering and project management. The small frustrating part was receiving homework assignments pertaining to topics barely touched upon during class, but he really does love CE!

CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2011)

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CIV ENG 167 (Fall 2009)

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76 73 72 70 77

Comment: Very interesting class. The professor is very knowledgeable about the subject, makes the class very enjoyable.