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Victor Lieberman
Professor in the History department
at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
2.8
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12/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
History 207 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

Lieberman is easily the best professor I've had at UM. Your hand will hurt terribly after lecture from writing so much (that is if you still handwrite like I do), but every class is extremely informative and interesting. Exams are easy as long as you study a bit. Lieberman has a pretty great dry sense of humor too, which is always fun.

12/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
244 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

He is the BEST professor I've ever had!!!!! Amazing lectures, so clear, cares so much about the topic. Only a midterm and a final that actually assess the material you learn in class, and the books refer exactly to his lectures so you can always review. All in all the most inspirational professor I've had here.

12/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HISTORY 244 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A-
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

i have taken two classes with this man and he is hands down the best professor I have had in the past four years here. He is so passionate about his subject and his lectures are super engaging. The class is relatively easy as long as you study, his book is a direct outline of his lectures. seriously, take this class!!!! you will end up loving it

12/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
244 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Respected by students" "Amazing lectures"

The best lecturer I have ever heard. I absolutely recommend this class even if you are not that interested in history.

12/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
244 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Would take again" "Amazing lectures"

Best Class at Michigan

12/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
History 244 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Would take again" "Inspirational"

History 244 (Arab-Israeli) is the single best class I have taken at Michigan. Lieberman is a remarkable professor. If you are interested in the Middle East or the Arab-Israeli conflict, this class is a must.

11/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 244 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

Hated this class. Lieberman reads directly from the textbook he wrote himself for lectures. Grading expectations were not clear. If you like regurgitating information this is the class for you, if you like to think outside the box and want a bigger picture on the Arab-Israeli conflict, look elsewhere. Worst class of college.

05/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I'm not a history person at all but took this class based on previous reviews. It was not an easy class,but was by far the most interesting class I took freshman year. If you go to class and take good notes the exams are very doable. Professor Lieberman is someone you should definitely take a class with, professors like him do not come around often

04/23/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I really learned a lot in this course. Very interesting. Also quite a challenge if you are a math/science person. But definitely worth it

04/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

10/10 Would recommend.

04/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, not biased! grade really depends on GSI, but professor Lieberman genuinely cares about each student and will take the time to get to know you by name and discuss the course or even unrelated topics with you. Take advantage of his office hours! He is so intelligent and has so much to offer.

04/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
history 207 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Literally the best professor in Michigan. He loves his students and if you go to office hours he will be happy to discuss whatever topic you want.

04/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Amazing class and Professor. Take 244! Even if you know nothing about the arab-israeli conflict, you will learn so much from the class. His lectures are directly from the book he wrote, so if you go to lecture you don't have to read and vice versa. Midterm and Final and optional paper (don't write it). Great prof- not biased at ALL about conflict.

03/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HISTORY 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lieberman is easily the most esteemed professor at this University. He is remarkably knowledgeable and well-versed in his discipline, and provides a factual and objective recount of the Israeli conflict. I strongly urge all those interested in Israel, or the Middle East, to take his course.

01/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

prof l is AMAZING. he is so incredibly caring about his students and will go above and beyond to help you - even if that means writing you a recommendation when you were just a name in his section, he'll get to know you!! he wants to see you do well and wants you to develop a passion for the class the way he has. seriously so interesting TAKE IT!

01/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Seriously a great experience. I never knew history could be so interesting. The readings are very helpful but not necessary, I'd do them for the bigger topics and I reviewed with his book before tests. Go to every lecture and take detailed notes, look them over every day the week before the test, and you should be fine. LIEBERMAN IS THE MAN!

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I've said it before and I'll say it again, best professor there is. He knows it all and won't take any excuses but still the nicest guy. Hope to see him in grad school. God bless you Mr. Lieberman.

12/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
AAPTIS 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Interesting class but lectures are rapid fire and the class grade is made up of two massive tests

12/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MENAS 244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Holy cow was this class the best. It is a MUST before you graduate U of M. Lieberman is a really bright guy, and he can fire off facts about the Arab-Israeli conflict off the top of his head at will. He really challenges you to get involved with the topic and stay engaged, even if you don't have to read the books (read the articles, though).

12/13/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AAPTIS244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you don't go to lecture in this class, you will probably fail. Lieberman is probably one of the most intelligent people I've ever met. He doesn't use powerpoint, so you really have to pay attention when he talks. The lectures weren't that relatable, but he's still a good prof overall.

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