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AFRICAM 27AC (Fall 2013)

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96 77 72 89 100

Comment: Extremely passionate professor. one of my favorite at Berkeley. Seems a bit one sided, but he is a great lecturer. Tests were fair but graders were picky. The book selection wasn't the greatest but some were great as well. Overall a good class.

AFRICAM 27AC (Fall 2013)

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91 50 75 100 100

Comment: He was an engaging lecturer. He talks really fast, so I would suggest bringing an audio recorder unless you can write fast. There were two 5-page papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam. The paper assignments were difficult but fair. The two exams were fair, but the GSIs were nit picky when grading the IDs. The exams cover both lectures and readings, so make sure to keep up with the readings. The amount of reading is fair.

AFRICAM 27AC (Fall 2012)

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71 48 28 76 81

Comment: Lectures were generally quite interesting if not biased. Cohen openly admits that he is extremely liberal, in case that is a turn off for you. If you're not a humanities major be sure to dust off your old SAT skills of writing an essay in 25 minutes.

AFRICAM 27AC (Fall 2012)

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76 71 71 60 91

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2012)

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100 75 100 73 100

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2012)

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79 79 78 50 86

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2012)

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85 78 57 70 96

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Wonderful class.

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2011)

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84 83 92 85 88

Comment: Every week you watch a movie and the professor talks about the historical context of the movie and about the director. The only grades are a midterm paper, midterm test and final paper and final test (and participation, which is like, go to office hours like once). The tests aren't hard if you were awake during class. The papers aren't bad either, even if you've never critiqued/analyzed a movie before. (Basically it's a really fun class where you get to watch cool movies like The Godfather.) There's reading he assigns, but you don't really need them except to remember the movies better and to write your papers. Warning: Watching a movie every week plus four hours of lecture = time suck. (And Prof. Cohen is so cool! Very approachable.)

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2010)

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62 71 89 84 81

Comment: Not a hard class. Just watch the movies and takes notes about the clips he shows in class. Those clips are on the exams.

AFRICAM 142AC (Spring 2010)

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94 76 83 76 100

AFRICAM 142AC (Fall 2008)

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68 64 66 76 68

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2012)

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71 80 83 78 93

Comment: can't really say anything too bad about as 10ac, the tests were fair, essays interesting, gsis helpful. my only qualms lie within the actual content of the course, which i found to be very skewed towards the left. cohen is obviously a bleeding heart liberal and that unfortunately taints the stuff he teaches, no matter how well he teaches it.

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2012)

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95 100 89 100 90

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2012)

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100 100 100 100 100

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2012)

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99 99 99 98 99

Comment: Great course. Talks super fast and goes over a lot of information but tests and grades fair. Lectures are super interesting and definitely a must-take. Assignments aren't bad and GSI Christopher Petrella is absolutely AMAZING. Take this course with Cohen if you can!

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2011)

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96 70 72 98 94

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2011)

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86 82 85 80 64

Comment: as long as you go to class and take notes you can get atleast a B. Passionate professor, easy going GSIs

AMERSTD 10AC (Spring 2009)

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AMERSTD 101AC (Fall 2012)

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100 79 79 78 100

Comment: Professor Cohen was awesome. Be prepared to earn your grade! There are 6 books to read, 5 short essays, 1 research paper and 2 exams. Its a LOT of work, but worth every minute. The exams cover all that you have read and lectures. Exams are mainly essays. It depends on your GSI on grading. I had a great GSI who was available to help, and really helped me fine tune my writing. Honestly, I felt his lectures where so detailed, that there was no need for half the reading and writing, but if nothing else, I can tell you all there is to know about WWII! Oh he's a hottie, too, if that helps. :)

AMERSTD 101AC (Fall 2012)

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82 72 95 60 95

Comment: Great Professor that is really excited about teaching World War II. Has a little bit of a cocky attitude, but it is one of the classes I actually enjoyed taking.

AMERSTD 101AC (Fall 2011)

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100 77 100 82 100

Comment: An incredible teacher. Cohen is extraordinarily eloquent, well-versed on his topics, and extremely enthusiastic. It is a joy to attend his lectures. The readings are well chosen and give an overview of the subject from a multitude of different perspectives and mediums. Assignments were straightforward and rewarding.

AMERSTD 101AC (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

AMERSTD 101AC (Fall 2010)

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85 100 88 71 89

AMERSTD 101AC (Fall 2010)

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100 71 75 98 100

COM LIT R1A (Fall 2009)

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69 70 50 70 57

COM LIT R1A (Fall 2009)

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31 50 60 1 50

ENGLISH R1A (Fall 2009)

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75 42 78 70 80