HIST 1B

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715

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Muriel Mcclendon Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.1 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
This class was pretty easy. There's only one essay and you have three opportunities to turn one in. Her lectures were not that great, you kind of felt l... (April 2, 2003)
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This class was pretty easy. There's only one essay and you have three opportunities to turn one in. Her lectures were not that great, you kind of felt like you were in a high school history class where you would actually get more insight of the events from the textbook.
The professor herself is not very hard, she's more outgoing and likes the big lecture hall to participate (gets kind of annoying sometimes). Your grade depends on the TA so you don't have to even go to the lectures. RECOMMENDED? yeah I guess, but there's better history classes out there.

April 2, 2003
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S Mokhberi Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.4 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness
I took History 1B, taught by Dr. Mokhberi during 2011 Summer Session A, and I have to say it was not a bad class. Dr. Mokhberi may not be as good as Pro... (Aug. 10, 2011)
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I took History 1B, taught by Dr. Mokhberi during 2011 Summer Session A, and I have to say it was not a bad class. Dr. Mokhberi may not be as good as Professor Getty (History 22) is in lecturing, but she definitely follows the textbook in lecturing. Her lectures can be entertaining if you like the time period as she incorporates pictures and movie scenes. Dr. Mokhberi is a quite reliable professor if one needs to ask her questions. She is one of the few professors that allows questions during lectures. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this class a 6.75.

Aug. 10, 2011
Kathryn Norberg Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 3.9 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness
So, so, so easy. Take her. I don't think she's terribly interesting, but that's because history is just really not my thing. She seems like a pretty... (Jan. 11, 2013)
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So, so, so easy.

Take her. I don't think she's terribly interesting, but that's because history is just really not my thing.

She seems like a pretty cool person, but I never actually went to office hours. And I have to say...I usually fell asleep in her class.

She likes to show movies, which is always a nice break from lecture (one time we watched a part of Monty Python!)

Jan. 11, 2013
C Raia Full Profile > 3.9 Overall 2.9 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.4 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
Raia thinks that the rooms she lectures in are haunted by figures of the occult. When I took History of Science and Religion, I thought she was joking, ... (Nov. 27, 2008)
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Raia thinks that the rooms she lectures in are haunted by figures of the occult. When I took History of Science and Religion, I thought she was joking, but after Western Civ I realized that she does in fact believe her microphone and PowerPoint presentations are possessed. This should be some indication that this professor is rambling, nonsensical, and completely useless at teaching anything related to her topic.

Nov. 27, 2008
Teofilo Ruiz Full Profile > 4.9 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.6 Workload 4.7 Clarity 4.9 Helpfulness
I took this class online during the Summer, because I wanted to see what all the fuss about Ruiz was about. I must say, taking his class in 6 weeks was ... (Aug. 10, 2012)
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I took this class online during the Summer, because I wanted to see what all the fuss about Ruiz was about. I must say, taking his class in 6 weeks was one of the most challenging experiences I've ever had. It was a painstaking amount of reading.

They assigned 6 books that had to be read in 6 weeks, plus extra online readings; I don't know how, but I got an A- without reading a single book, other than a few chapters from two of the textbooks, and a summarized version of another.

Every Friday, there were two mini essay reports due based on lectures and readings, a 5-page midterm, and an 8-page final.

I wish I would've taken this class during the normal school year in 10 weeks, as I know I would've been able to enjoy it much more.

About the class itself: I normally don't care much for history, but I must say that the reviews about Teo are very accurate... Yes, he teaches you about life itself, he will change your outlook on things, he teaches with an incomparable passion (Remember, I'm writing all this having only seen him on a video lecture; imagine what he's like in real life). I HIGHLY recommend taking him during the 10-week quarter.

Aug. 10, 2012
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