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Malek Khazaee
Professor in the Philosophy department
at California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
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Overall Quality
3.2
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
3.1
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05/29/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He was OKAY. He was not very clear and would insult students on occasion. But, I studied very little for his class and got an A even though my points added up to a B. I only participated once and got the full participation points. Attendance not mandatory but definitely should go, most of what he says is on the test

05/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is very clear on what he grades on, and class attendance will earn you 10% of your grade, so it's advised that you attend. You learn a lot of the test material in class as well. There is one 4-6 page paper that you MUST follow his directions when writing it, or he will mark down your grade. Pay attention and learn in class and you will be fine.

05/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Class is really easy, but EXTREMELY boring. Dont take an early morning/late afternoon or you'll fall asleep. Attendance not mandatory, but you need to go to class for the notes. His tests are based off the notes and he tells you exactly what is on the test. Pretty easy grader. Easy C/easy B if you're a decent enough writer.

05/12/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

do not take this class. wort prof. Extremely cocky and loves to embarrass his students. Not clear about assignments and difficult to talk to

01/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL 190 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Would not recommend unless your major involves lots of article analysis. The classes are pretty easy, but he's terrible at explaining things, he can occasionally be humorous but will also blatantly insult you in class.

12/28/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's very intimidating. Only 1 Midterm (30%), 1 Essay (30%), and 1 Final (30%). And the other (10%) is Attendance/Participation. U only need to participate once and he will give you the full points. This class is very confusing at first, but you will understand it after many practices. I got a B

12/27/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Easy class but you don't learn anything and it's boring and pointless. His grading system is flawed however if you stick it out the whole way I doubt he fails anyone I earned a B even though my points added up to a C so I guess I'd recommend him... just not first thing in the morning.

12/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

worst class I had I dreaded my mornings it was simple in class but questions were not properly answered and there are absolutes and if you don't have it perfect you lose points-worst class ever

12/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible, horrible, horrible. He needs a reality check that students are trying to learn and they are not there for his venting session. Culturally insensitive and does not take into account that students are from all walks of life. Philosophy can be interesting but he does not make it so. Stay away!!

12/17/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I should be the procrastinator king(I should be studying). With that said, I got an A. Last minute both wrote the paper(A) and studied for the final. So, yeah it's an easy A. A pointer: this is a logic class, so your opinion has to be followed by facts(many people fail to see this). I did more work in a 1 unit kin class than here.

12/09/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor is not as bad as the other comments make him seem. If you expect to pass a class by not showing up, not participating, and not giving an effort. Then why are you in college? If you do try you will pass this class easily with an A. His teaching methods are simple.

11/21/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Grading is simple, 30% each on a midterm, 4-5page paper, and final, and 10% class participation. Never homework. Class is way boring, although he attempts to try and make a joke here or there. If you attend enough class you'll get the sucject, but if you need extra help or tutoring he is not very helpful. "refer to the syllabus"

11/04/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Learned my lesson read the comments he gave us a paper and did not really explain it and does not answer questions directly AVIOD the man- I now dread his class but if you do you only need the book after 2 months into the class and you do need it in class. Midterm was annoying, and he feels if we fail it is our fault and his teaching methods AVIOD

05/23/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I would not recommend taking this class. The professor is rude and very sarcastic. He is not at all clear in his instructions and the students are left to do the best with what they have. There are many other options to fulfill the GE requirement. His class consists of 1 midterm-30%, 1 essay-30%, 1 final-30%, & participation-10%. Do not take!

05/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

STAY AWAY!!! He is not helpful. The class consists of midterm (30%), paper (30%), final(30%) and participation(10%). You will never get a perfect score on your paper because and I quote "you are not a philosopher therefore you dont deserve perfect score"

05/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I definitely do not recommend taking this class. Your grade is based on 30% exam, 30% essay, 30% final and 10% participation. I only missed 1 question on the exam and he took 5 % off my entire grade because there were only 7 questions. He is unclear on what he wants for the essay and the final is everything we covered. DO NOT TAKE HIM.

04/30/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phil 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you are looking for a real philosophy class, this isn't it. If you're looking for an easy class, this is it. Throughout the year there is three main units he focuses on. Theyre pretty easy but it can get a bit boring. Khazaee is a kook but he's a pretty chill guy.

04/26/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was a super weird guy and kinda seemed wack sometimes but he's really intelligent. This class is super easy if you are even relatively good at English because that's basically all it covers. We makes some rude comments every now and then but can make funny little comments too. In general, a nice guy and a good class.

04/23/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHIL 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I would recommend this professor. His class is not that hard, and he didn't grade all that hard easy. He also tell you which problems will be on on the test and finals, so the only reason would be for you to fail would be if you just didn't even look at them. You do have a paper, but it is opinion based and you topic of your choice.

12/14/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Khazee tells you how it is, and isn't afraid to argue with you in front of everyone. It's all with good intentions though! There's only a midterm, one essay, and a final. It's kind of difficult .. but you get used to it. At least there's no homework!

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