Ratings for Balmes, J

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Balmes, J (PB HLTH 150B, Fall 2013)
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Comment: This class is a great introduction to the large, emerging, and interesting field of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS). I took this class as non-public health major and have since become so sure about pursuing a career in the field of public health that I applied to and was accepted to numerous MPH programs in EHS. The class uniquely demonstrates the intersection of the environment, health, policy, science, and many other fields. The professors that taught the course when I took it (Asa Bradman, John Balmes, and Charlotte Smith) were very helpful and kind, both in lecture and during office hours, and expressed no interest in anything besides ensuring that all students learn and excel in the course. I strongly recommend everyone, even non-public health majors, to take this course to help develop the foundation for understanding the intersection between the environment and health.

Submitted March 24th, 2014

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Balmes, J (PB HLTH 150B, Fall 2013)
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86
Exams
90
Helpfulness
89
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Great class taught by three professors. If you are an undergrad, you will go to office hours with Professors Charlotte Smith and Asa Bradman. Both are very nice and extremely helpful in office hours. Going to office hours basically ensures an A. They are also very willing to write letters of recommendation. I learned so much and it has been one of my favorite classes at Cal.

Submitted March 19th, 2014

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Balmes, J (PB HLTH 150B, Fall 2012)
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Comment: This class really sets a firm foundation for understanding environmental health. It is co taught with Charlotte Smith, who is fantastic! The lectures are evenly split with each instructor covering their particular specialty. The coursework is appropriate as are the exams. Both Dr Balmes and Dr Smith have an immense amount of knowledge and equally their enthusiasm makes the class quite enjoyable.

Submitted Aug. 20th, 2013

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Balmes, J (PB HLTH 150B, Fall 2012)
Assignments
77
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71
Helpfulness
62
Enthusiasm
77

Submitted Oct. 16th, 2012

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Balmes, J (PB HLTH 270, Fall 2010)
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77
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86
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71
Enthusiasm
71

Comment: Good seminar for first years. Balmes can be hard to get a hold of sometimes.

Submitted July 20th, 2010