Ratings for Cohen, M M

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83

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76
Helpfulness
77
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Cohen, M M (AFRICAM 27AC, Fall 2015)
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17
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30
Helpfulness
88
Enthusiasm
84

Comment: Dr. Cohen is amazing! he's very intelligent and makes the topic very interesting and fun. I learned a lot more than I expected from his class, but his lectures are also very sophisticated (for a lower div class). You'll learn a lot but also you gotta work a lot for his class (I think it was worth it though)

Submitted Dec. 28th, 2015

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Cohen, M M (AMERSTD 101AC, Fall 2012)
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79
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79
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
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. :)

Submitted Dec. 15th, 2014

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Cohen, M M (AFRICAM 27AC, Fall 2013)
Assignments
77
Exams
72
Helpfulness
89
Enthusiasm
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.

Submitted Aug. 20th, 2014

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Cohen, M M (AFRICAM 27AC, Fall 2013)
Assignments
50
Exams
75
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
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.

Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2013

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Cohen, M M (AMERSTD 101AC, Fall 2012)
Assignments
72
Exams
95
Helpfulness
60
Enthusiasm
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.

Submitted April 3rd, 2013

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Cohen, M M (AFRICAM 27AC, Fall 2012)
Assignments
48
Exams
28
Helpfulness
76
Enthusiasm
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.

Submitted Nov. 18th, 2012

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Cohen, M M (AFRICAM 27AC, Fall 2012)
Assignments
71
Exams
71
Helpfulness
60
Enthusiasm
91

Submitted Oct. 23rd, 2012

100
Cohen, M M (AFRICAM 142AC, Spring 2012)
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75
Exams
100
Helpfulness
73
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted Oct. 3rd, 2012

96
Cohen, M M (AMERSTD 10AC, Spring 2011)
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70
Exams
72
Helpfulness
98
Enthusiasm
94

Submitted Oct. 3rd, 2012

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Cohen, M M (AMERSTD 10AC, Spring 2012)
Assignments
80
Exams
83
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
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.

Submitted Aug. 13th, 2012