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Maya Yazigi
Professor in the Religious Studies department
at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.5
Easiness
2.2
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23 Student Ratings
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03/05/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Relig 340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She may not be the clearest on face value but she has a deep knowledge and passion for the material and will happily answer your questions. She is really nice if you display an interest. Frankly the people who gave her bad ratings just aren't working hard enough.

07/09/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
RELG340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A lovely prof! Class is only lecture, no discussion. Readings are assigned but I didn't read anything and still did well. Go to lecture, take good notes, and you'll do well. Exams were fair. Assignment guidelines were vague but the assignments themselves were not challenging. Maya is very helpful outside of class. Love her accent!

06/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
RElGall Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is wonderful! she is very invested in her students and loves to help, plus is extremely knowlegeable. The exams are based nearly purely on lectures and are always fair, easy even. Anyone who thinks shes too hard must've skipped a lot of classes. She is a gifted speaker who inspires intrest and makes even ancient history seem relevant.

04/30/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Relg340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Knows her stuff but could put more effort into teaching and encouraging class discussions, particularly different points of view on the material.

03/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
NEST310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Maya really is wonderful. The first few classes may be a bit slow, as she likes to build a good foundation/create a context for the things to be learned later, especially in a class that explores complex and obscre subjects/themes. She is friendly, funny, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable...Recommended.

01/13/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
RELG485 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't listen to the haters! Honestly, she's great. Really genuinely cares about her students, wants them to do well. Will meet outside of office hours. Communication skills are odd at first but once you get used to her she's incredibly knowledgeable and really not difficult to understand. Also, great sense of humour. Recommended.

08/23/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
relg340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very poor communicator, paper requirements are extremely vauge. Paper topic does not relate to class material, and is not educational. Parer requires the student to use knowledge of islam not taught or vaugely presented in lecture. The paper is essentially a lit analysis, and not a research paper. Horrible prof, please avoid her for your sake.

08/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
NEST340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She lacks good communication skills. when she lectures she looks all around except giving eye contacts to students. Her grading criteria for the exam is absolutely not fair. She shouldn't be a prof.

05/06/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
NEST310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures were a little disorganized, but the material was very interesting. She seemed to know her stuff and was enthusiastic about it. She did have a strong accent, but I didn't have any trouble understanding her, and she was very nice as long as you seemed like you were paying attention and took the class seriously. Over all a good prof.

05/05/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
RELG340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The worst lectures I've ever experianced. Expectations for papers are not clear, and more literary analysis finding elements of Islam than actual Islamic papers. She seems lazy based on the short and narrow paper req's. You do not get to explore the subject, and learn nothing from the lectures. Shouldnt be a prof, especially for Islam.

02/11/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
relg340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mumbles: Most of what she says i can not understand in class. Disorganised: the course has no real flow, disjointed and uninteresting. No room for exploration of subject. Course work based on 2 reading assignments of her choice. I believe she gives no choice to students re: coursework b/c she is lazy. Her incomprehensive classes reinforce this.

01/12/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
relg340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are essentially incomprehensible. Oratory skills are deeply lacking making lectures nearly useless, and the book very important. Unfortunately, if you dont tell her exactly what she beleives, and/or what she expects you to write in exams, you will get a poor grade. This is the worst prof i've yet had at UBC. Very hard marker, very bad prof

12/17/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ARB420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is the most irritating and useless professor I have ever had. She goes off topic many many times and covers so little material. She says ? you know? every other word.. quite literally. As a person, she is not very nice and a very hard grader as well. Don?t take any of her classes unless you have to. Seriously, a waste of life.

12/01/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
RELG340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

8 things i hate about your: (you know) points: 1. very scattered and goes off track , 2. says you know 10 million times, 3. hard grader, 4. takes a long time to give back assignments, 5 and 6. says more you know, you know, 7.Her English is just a catastrophe. 8. last but not least..you know you know you know you know (i don't F know)

11/24/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
islam000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

rambles on and on. Goes on these useless diatribes for lengthy amounts of time and covers very little course material. I do not know how she talks so much and covers such litte ground. One day the introduction of the class took 35 minutes in a 1hr class without talking about the course material. Gave us a lit assign in a hist course. Useless.

06/24/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RELG340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

she was a hard marker..nice but not helpful

04/29/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
RELG340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Incomprehensible. I tried and tried, but to no avail, failed.

06/06/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Relig 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have never been so disappointed in a class. The first term prof was bad, but things just got WORSE with this woman. She provided a plot overview of three great literary and spiritual texts including theological themes and undercurrents while disregarding the larger purpose of the class. Unfortunately, I could never recommend anything of hers.

04/17/2005
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
RELG 340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Her marking is soo hard, but the course content is really interesting..she gives you the exam questions ahead of time which is pretty good..no chance in failing if you do them

01/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Relg 340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful prof. Maya has an objective understanding on Islam that that no many ppl can have. She's got a great personality, and is easy to approach if you show interest in learning. She KNOWS if you are taking her class for the easy grade, and WILL make u work for that high mark!

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