Baki Tezcan at University of California Davis

Baki Tezcan

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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1/23/14

HIS 006

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lots of reading. More than I could bear. I had to bs a lot of essays because the topics required reading AND understanding of the topics presented AS WELL AS interpretation. I had Anne Marino for my TA, and she's the only reason I stayed in the class. She helped me, as I was a late add (don't do that by the way).

12/18/13

His 006

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class if H Naim is your TA, grading is very inconsistent with the other TA in the same class. Baki is great, but the TA ruins the course. He is pretentious and arrogant and he does not have objective writing standards. If you get Annie, take the course.

11/20/13

HIS 06

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A LOT OF READING! He is an expert on what he teaches and very willing to answer questions. Most of the grade is based on papers which he gives only one week to write. His TAs, like Naim, are hard graders. I was interested in the subject but this class really turned me off on it :/ It was a little too much reading for just an intro class.

8/27/13

RST 10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

A bit difficult for a 2 unit class. 80% of the grade is harshly graded papers. They can be tricky, but going into his office hours for help of the papers is so helpful. You don't need to go to the lectures every time, but it does help on the papers. You won't really need to do the readings either. The quizzes are fairly easy as well.

7/12/13

RST 60

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor, really enjoys his subject. Gives a healthy amount of reading, and structured the class into three essays. Show him that you care, go into office hours, and also meet with the reader. Baki always wants to chat with students and will be a great influence on you. This class gave me a great insight into Islam, take a class with him!

6/30/13

RST10

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hated this class. 80% of grade was from papers- graded harshly. 20% quizzes on smartsite. I had a problem with smartsite and he refused to take responsibility for anything. I really disliked his attitude. It was supposed to be about religion and politics and the ethics of it but it ended up being the opposite. Too many headaches for 2 units

6/5/13

RST 10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was very enthusiastic about teaching and had lots of interesting topics and guest speakers. Grading of papers was very hard though, and the class turned out to be a lot of work for a 2 unit class.

5/18/13

His6

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear and very knowledgeable about the topic. Everyone said it was a lot of reading, but I particularly enjoyed it!

6/1/11

RST10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really interesting class, for religion in government. Hella loved it!!

5/19/11

RST10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart guy, approachable and super helpful. Understanding of students, easy quizzes, but the papers were challenging.

3/8/11

RST60

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The reader is expensive, but the textbook is cheap so it evens out. He's a nice guy and a VERY fair grader. For the midterm he gives you a complete pool of questions which makes it easy to get 100%+ if you prepare. Attendence is mandatory but he's very engaging if you've done the reading, which is mandatory but he doesn't enforce. Take him!

12/29/09

hist6

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

professor tezcan is very interested adn knowledgable about his subjects. he gladly pauses midsentence to answer any question that students have and this makes for a good learning experience. expect a ridiculous load for an entry level class (over 1000 pgs in 10 weeks including the reader). pop quizzes make attendence essential

12/9/09

His006

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The subject that professor Tezcan teaches is VERY interesting! I did think that the assignments he gave for the class were too detailed for an "introductory" course. If you are looking to major in history, this would be great. I'm not, so i think i learned about stuff that is useless to me. Not to mention, i didn't like his scattered grading scale.

10/20/09

HIS6

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Tezcan loves the subject he teaches and it shows in his lectures and material he assigns to read. His lectures are intriguing and encourages questions.

8/10/09

HIS006

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting class with a ridiculous courseload. We had to write 4 papers total, do a presentation, prepare for pop quizzes, and participate in discussion. He only gives you 1 week to write each paper. This class will be a pain if you have a hard TA.

5/21/08

RST60

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice guy. Loves to engage the class in class discussions so you should do the readings! The readings are kind of long but they'll help you A LOT on you papers. Papers aren't hard at all if you do the reading.

8/6/07

HIS190C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Baki Bey was a really truly nice guy, and I fully recommend his summer program in Istanbul. It was SO MUCH FUN. I really came away with a lot from his course, both about Ottoman and modern Turkey.

6/7/07

RST65c

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was a really nice guy. But his class was very confusing. He had us buy 6 books and a reader. His classes are based on class participation and he jumped around a lot.

4/21/07

RST65C

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I must say I was a little bit disappointing in this class. Tezcan overall is nice guy and knows his subject but doesn't do a very good job articulating it. His lectures seemed a little all over the place and hard to comprehend. The topic itself is abstract so you especially need alot of clarity. Overall, an OK class, not too difficult

3/20/07

RST060

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof! Really cares about his students and whether or not they understand the material. So nice and not a hard grader. It's a little challenging if you don't have a background in Islam, but the essays aren't impossible and he gives you the exact midterm questions as a study guide. Good class and excellent professor. :)

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