All Ratings and Reviews for Michael D Cooperson
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.
It seems like when i was taking NE 50C alot of people would complain about the reading, but I honestly did not find it a problem (and I'm not some crazy book-devouring masochist). if you are interested in the Middle East, you will find this class highly rewarding and informative. Prof Cooperson's knowledge is extensive and impressive and his lectures are quite interesting. Overall, I was very impressed by him in general and would recommend him to anyone with an interest in the subject matter.
only girls seem to rate this guy. well, here's an honest guys opinion. i took his near east 50 class, and there was a ton of reading. i'm talking over 1500 pages. there are 3 papers (which you can rewrite if you don't like the initial grade) 2 quizzes and a final. the quizzes and the final aren't that bad (if you keep up), but the papers are graded pretty tough. this class is not easy, but i thought it was interesting. he's a very hard critic (no sugar with his critique) but he's funny cuz he's no nonsense. fun class, but lots of work. i got an a, but i have a feeling that girls ahd an easire time approaching him than guys.
Just as a disclaimer, I am a guy.
Prof. Cooperson is very organized and incredibly knowledgeable, but not arrogant with his knowledge. In fact, that was one of the only shortcomings of the class... he would bring in guest lecturers and give the class to them regarding certain subjects even though it was obvious that he was much more knowledgeable about the material (though not in all cases).
However, overall, I think that Michael Cooperson is one of the best professors at UCLA. He is a born academic and will expect a lot out of your papers. However, because he gives you rewrites with the best constructive criticism I've ever received on papers (though, like the other review said... he doesn't sugarcoat it), it's fairly easy to get a good grade on them. On a side note, I think I learned more about writing from Prof. Cooperson than from any other professor so far.
The class is fun and Prof. Cooperson is great at conducting heated class discussions about controversial subjects without stifling student's opinions or, on the other hand, allowing a few vocal, opinionated students to run the class.
I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Professor Cooperson is an excellent educator and is great at making class interesting and useful.
Professor Cooperson is one of the best Arabic professors (not only at UCLA but everywhere.) If you have had any other Arabic professors before, you would realize how amazing he is. He is not only extremely knowledgeable about the subject, but he is also a great teacher and knows how to make Arabic \361 a subject that can easily bore you to death- interesting and enjoyable. His exams aren't very hard, and he is not very picky about them, but he will make sure that you will learn what he thought you before you leave his class. Consider yourself truly lucky if you can take a class with him.
I had Cooperson for Beginning Arabic, He's one of the best professors I've had, he genuinely cares about his students doing well and learning the language. his tests are not that bad, and yes, he's the cutest thing alive.
This professor is HOT!!! And he's also good at Arabic!
Professor Cooperson is an awesome professor. His arabic dialect amazes me. He can speak it so well, it sounds funny coming from a man who looks like that. (yes he is very good looking) but he also teaches very well. He is respectable and attentive, and he cares about the students. He will always say hi to you when you see him on campus. Very nice guy, charming and intellectual.
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