Ratings for Manz, B

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Manz, B (EDUC 186AC, Fall 2014)
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25

Comment: THIS RATING IS NOT OF PR MANZ. I am rating the course overall. This class is going to take most of your time. Besides the weekly readings [a ton], you are going to receive 10s of notifications weekly asking you to read an article or watch a movie. The entire grade is based on 2 midterms and 1 final. The questions on the exam can be extremely specific [something like 1 opinion in one of the of the 20 assigned articles]. This course has no room for personal opinion/argument when answering the question. It all comes down to MEMORIZING. If you are good at memorizing huge amount of information and spending 15+ hours a week on this one class, then go for it. P.S. Albert Einstein — 'Never memorize something that you can look up.'

Submitted Dec. 27th, 2014

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Manz, B (ETH STD 159AC, Fall 2011)
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8
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55
Helpfulness
69
Enthusiasm
85

Submitted Dec. 13th, 2011

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Manz, B (ETH STD 159AC, Fall 2010)
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81
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92
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83
Enthusiasm
72

Comment: very interesting class. highly recommended. lec base with dis. focus alot about latin american history. then shift focus to present day issue. give the student the other side to how we learn history in highschool.

Submitted Oct. 5th, 2011

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Manz, B (ETH STD 159AC, Fall 2010)
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50
Exams
71
Helpfulness
54
Enthusiasm
41

Comment: manz is completely boring and it isimpossible to pay attention when she talks. when shaiken lectures, it is more enjoyable. grading on the exams are subjective, and alot of unnecessary readings.

Submitted March 13th, 2011

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Manz, B (GEOG 159AC, Fall 2010)
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81
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68
Helpfulness
87
Enthusiasm
90

Comment: Great instructor, very engaging and a fair class, exams are very good, you will get an A if you give a good effort.

Submitted Jan. 17th, 2011

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Manz, B (EDUC 186AC, Fall 2010)
Assignments
71
Exams
70
Helpfulness
76
Enthusiasm
42

Comment: The material for this class is very interesting and completely relevant for our time in terms of immigration and current events. Lecture is an hour and a half and sometimes gets a bit boring. The course gets much more interesting as it progresses. Manz is knowledgeable but such a boring lecturer, I could not stay awake when she talked, seemed like most of the class was in the same boat as me. She too brings in friends (aka world leaders) from across the world for lectures. Readings can be a bit dull some are incredibly fascinating and eye opening. The reader came from Copy Central on Bancroft, the other books can be found on their websitehttp://southernborder.berkeley.edu/. Discussions are not mandatory, there are review sessions before each of the three exams that make up your final grade. They are very helpful attend these sessions! Exams are fairly easy as long as you attend lecture and skim through the reading.

Submitted Jan. 11th, 2011

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Manz, B (GEOG 159AC, Fall 2010)
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62
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65
Helpfulness
65
Enthusiasm
68

Comment: average class

Submitted July 13th, 2010

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Manz, B (ETH STD 159AC, Fall 2008)
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42
Exams
38
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
93

Comment: Manz and Shaiken's course is a really good learning experience. however, this is very reading heavy. But they care about their students, and are very helpful

Submitted May 8th, 2010