Ratings for Kuriyan, J

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2014)
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70
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72
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71
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: Lecture was mostly very clear. Homework could be tricky, but he was very responsive on Piazza.

Submitted April 27th, 2015

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2013)
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100
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Comment: Professor Kuriyan is one of the most eloquent professors at Berkeley. His lectures are well-structured and -oriented that even non-Biologists will be able to latch on and be engaged in the topics discussed. Professor Kuriyan's homeworks are relevant to questions on the exam, so it's highly advisable that you review them before all his midterms. Kuriyan's exams are reasonable and are based on materials emphasized in class. There will be 3 midterms and 1 finals for MCB C100A. Kuriyan writes the first two midterms and Wemmer the third midterm and the final. The curve for Kuriyan's exams are around 70% with a healthy SD of 15%.

Submitted Dec. 23rd, 2013

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2012)
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70
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65
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
74

Comment: Kuriyan was the more straightforward professor and his notes are easier to follow. He was pretty clear/passionate about the topics he liked or tested. Overall I wish I paid more attention to his lectures and remember VDW rules!

Submitted Jan. 3rd, 2013

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2012)
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97
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41
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86
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: This guy knows his stuff and can explain it very well. He is just an uptight, intimidating guy... HIs office hours are really useful. Much better at teaching than Wemmer.

Submitted Dec. 20th, 2012

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2011)
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65
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16
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88
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87

Comment: This class was the reason why I changed my major

Submitted Sept. 20th, 2012

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2011)
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73
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36
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64
Enthusiasm
45

Submitted Aug. 30th, 2012

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2011)
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68
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Submitted Aug. 23rd, 2012

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2011)
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93
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Submitted July 15th, 2012

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2011)
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Helpfulness
81
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Submitted May 5th, 2012

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Kuriyan, J (MCB C100A, Fall 2011)
Assignments
78
Exams
74
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
71

Submitted March 21st, 2012