All Ratings and Reviews for Nahid Pirnazar
I took 111C, which I'm pretty sure is the same as 201.If you pay attention and take good notes it's an easy class. I think if you have some Persian background it makes it a lot easier though. I got an A but I went to class and took good notes. Her study guide is long but a lot of the words are intertwined so not that bad. Overall a good class and I'd recommend it.
I took her for History 111C. She is completely disorganized. No one pays attention in class and those who bother to pay attention and ask questions she yells at. Her study guides are long and impossible to do. I would not recommend this classs AT ALL. I took it because it fit perfectly in my schd and I totally regretted taking it. the midterm is 45% attendance is 5 % in addition to weekly outlines you have to do and the final is 55%. Even though I did the outline + terms there is SO much information to memorize that it's really an unrealistic expectation she has to make us memorize those MILLIONS of terms and essay questions and only put a few on the final. don't take her. you'll dread every moment in her class. she jst has no spunk to her.. she needs to spice up the class! this course was an interesting subject but as I looked around the class theyre were people fast asleep! oh and if it's any consolation i'm not bitter I have a 3.8.
She is terrible. Stay away from her classes at all costs. She is somewhat of a nice lady and tries hard, but she is just not cut out for teaching. Her class isn't too hard but I dreaded seeing her. I don't think I can put into words how much me and my fellow classmates despised her. Whenever we would set up any study sessions, we would have to spend a good hour complaining about how bad of a teacher she was and how much we dreaded going to class. I got an A in the end but would have preferred a C on my transcript if I didn't have to put up with her horrendous attitude. I promise you you will regret taking any class with her.
Here's the deal: If you aren't Persian, you might have a hard time understanding her accent. But you get used to it by the 3rd lecture. This class, however, is super simply. As long as you take notes and fill out the study guide, you're set for an A. She gives you all the possible questions for the midterm and final. She also gives you the terms to look for in each week's readings. Overall, easy A.
If anyone is looking to buy the Habib Levy book that is required for this course, I am selling it for $60. I bought it for $110. Text me at 714-769-0386 :)
This Professor is a hack whose articles in the Iranian-Jewish Quarterly are misspelled, and negligently researched at best. Worst of all, her course, History111C is listed as "modern middle east politics" when, in reality, it is a myopic study of Iranian Jews taught from a book of poorly cited anecdotes, and which ignores the Persian history completely. Total bait and switch with the course listing, otherwise I'd never have signed up. Stay away if you value your GPA, because she doesn't bother to double check her TAs grading, which was inane and rife with mistakes. Remember: you can't un-take a class in your university career, so research before you commit. One out of four, all 'round.
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