Michael Cooperson

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ARABIC 1A
Elementary Standard Arabic Full Profile > 4.3 Overall 1.5 Easiness 2.0 Workload 4.7 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
Professor Cooperson is amazing. The best Arabic professor on campus hands down. The fact that I could find him anywhere, walking on campus, eating lunch... (March 20, 2003)
ARABIC 1A
Elementary Standard Arabic See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.0 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.3

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Professor Cooperson is amazing. The best Arabic professor on campus hands down. The fact that I could find him anywhere, walking on campus, eating lunch, even at various demonstrations and protests, and I could *still* ask him for help on my Arabic is a testamant to how much he cares for students' learning. He's funny, which makes it easier to swallow his grading, which at times can be a little on the tough side, but hey, that's the price of learning a great language. Even though with Arabic, you don't get much choice of professors here, consider yourself lucky if you get Prof. Cooperson.

(March 20, 2003)
ARABIC 103A
Advanced Arabic Full Profile > 4.1 Overall 1.9 Easiness 2.1 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
ARABIC 103A
Advanced Arabic See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 1.9 Workload 2.1 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.6

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ARABIC 150
Classical Arabic Literature in English Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 4.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
This was a class on Arabic literature, taught in English. Professor Cooperson was a great lecturer and made the differences between the different Arab s... (Spring Quarter 2015)
ARABIC 150
Classical Arabic Literature in English See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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This was a class on Arabic literature, taught in English. Professor Cooperson was a great lecturer and made the differences between the different Arab scholars and writers easier to understand; however, it was a bit difficult to not get mixed up between all the names. History played a large role in the course. In terms of assignments we had some multiple choice quizzes, three 3-page reviews of different readings from the course reader, and a final consisting of multiple choice and an essay. We had a lot of different readings, many of which were whole books (biographies, mostly), plus the course reader. However, the material was interesting, which made the reading a lot better. Would definitely take this class again.

(Spring Quarter 2015)
ARABIC 180
Linguistics Analysis of Arabic Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
ARABIC 180
Linguistics Analysis of Arabic See Full Profile

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ARABIC 181
Translating Arabic Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
This class was so much fun! We got to translate a wide variety of things, from an online opinion piece to poetry to YouTube videos. For our final projec... (Spring Quarter 2015)
ARABIC 181
Translating Arabic See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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This class was so much fun! We got to translate a wide variety of things, from an online opinion piece to poetry to YouTube videos. For our final project we could choose basically anything we wanted. Professor Cooperson knows so much about translation and taught us a lot of great techniques and approaches. This class will definitely make you rethink English as well as Arabic. The students in the class were all of different levels in Arabic, from native speakers to intermediate students, and the class suited all of us nicely.

(Spring Quarter 2015)
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Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.9 Workload 4.3 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
I took Arabic 150 Classical Arabic Lit in English with Prof. Cooperson. He's such a chill teacher and amazingly smart for his young age. He knows a bill... (Jan. 7, 2009)
NR EAST 599
Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.9 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.4

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I took Arabic 150 Classical Arabic Lit in English with Prof. Cooperson. He's such a chill teacher and amazingly smart for his young age. He knows a billion languages and seems to have native fluency in them. His class wasn't difficult and at the same time, I learned a whole lot! There are three quizzes, three short papers on a topic of your choice among a list of a bunch of possibilities, and there's a final. The quizzes and final consist of ID's, a couple multiple choice, and maps. On those quizzes you usually have a choice on what you answer. Also, he hands out all the readings and we didn't have to buy a book. BUT read all the readings CAREFULLY! Lots of questions on quizzes are regarding specifics in them. Really cool professor and his class was my favorite of last quarter.

(Jan. 7, 2009)
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