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Dariush Zahedi
Professor in the Political Science department
at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
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Overall Quality
4.4
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4.3
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.5
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12/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MPA 632A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dariush is the best and he is one of the smartest professors one could have in the MPA program, he keeps the class interesting and he challenges you and expects you to do the same. He relates to his students very well. If you can take him you will learn alot. He has you answer questions that very similar to the comprehensive exam.

06/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS 149I Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Zahedi was one of the best lecturers I have had at UC Berkeley. He is hard, expects you to do the reading, and retain it, but is extremely engaging and easy to follow. He genuinely cares about students and makes every effort to be clear and organized. His pure skill in lecturing should make any class he teaches worthwhile.

04/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS 149I Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Zahedi is a great lecturer. His lectures were well organized, and above all, interesting! Take this course if you can.

05/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC149Z Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Zahedi is one of the best professors I've had at Cal. His lectures are very clear, concise, and engaging. He is a very intelligent, yet humble professor, with immense knowledge about the Middle East, among other areas and subjects. Overall, I definitely recommend him.

03/16/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC149B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Take a class with professor Zahedi any chance you get. He's very knowledgeable, very clear/organized lecturer, and top, very interesting. One of the best professors I've had at Cal.

09/21/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PEIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Phenomenal instructor! Not only quite informed about the subject, but very generous, respecting and validating towards every student who offers comments in class. He creates a learning environment that most students don't want to miss. Fascinating lecturer. He's the kind of professor one hopes for at Berkeley.

05/25/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PACS10 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

Loved this class and the professor. He has an accent and uses strange syntax when speaking at times and he lectures straight through the class time without stopping usually. However, he knows an incredible amount of information and makes funny little comments throughout his lectures. He has really interesting personal stories as well.

05/09/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
LS150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great professor. this is my third class with him. his lectures are really clear. very approachable. attendence is not mandatory, but everyone always goes to class because it's so interesting. zahedi is the best professor i've had at cal.

04/21/2007
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
LS150b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I learned so much from this class. A great lecturer, very student-friendly, laid-back GSIs, pretty easy level of work. But what's most important is the amount of information you get from this class. Definitely take it.

02/26/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
pacs102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

the professor sucked but the GSI did a great job. Arash always defended the professor but he was able to answer all of our questions.

01/16/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PACS10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Zahedi's such a badass! Go to his office hours and ask him about his days as a political prisoner. PACS 10 was really easy. Go to lecture and you wont even have to study to ace the midterm and final.

01/10/2007
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PAC1o Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Zahedi is a odd man. He talks at a very slow pace, blows up occasionally, and is a bit of a pompous ass. However, the class material and his wealth of knowledge is amazing. Don't do all the reading! The information in this class is essential to any person even mildly interested in world affairs. Also, Francesca is the best GSI ever!

01/06/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PACS10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Zahedi was one of my favorite professors this semester. Lectures are almost always interesting. You learn A LOT about global issues. He makes good jokes during lectures. There is A LOT of dense reading for the class but he covers the important stuff in lecture. Pay attention in lecture and you'll do well. Oh, & don't mess around or fall asleep.

12/22/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
peis101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Although you *should*, you don't really *have to* do the readings; he pretty much summarizes the key ones in lecture. He is mostly interesting, but sometimes he speaks so. slow. ly. This means (1) you can type everything he says, verbatim, (2) you can fall fast asleep. Beware of the latter, though! He may give you an embarrassing awakening.

12/16/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
pacs10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Zahedi is awesome. Personally I found the reading material for the first two weeks a bit dull, but it soon got better. There is A LOT of reading for the class but it is definetely worth it. You finish the course knowing so much about international issues. This class is a must take.

12/16/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PEIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is awesome and the course is so fantastic. I learned so much about political economy and the world in general. Lectures are clear and engaging. Lots of reading, but you don't have to do it.

12/15/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PACSSECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Zahedi is a great professor. His helpful especially if you are interested in the Middle East or Islamic countries. He is charismatic and cute. I wonder if he is single or married!?

12/14/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
pacs10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A charismatic lecturer...goes at a fair pace. Interesting theories on past/present/even future conflicts...why and how to resolve. overall, interesting but should try to keep up with readings just to reinforce the material. funny at times. just don't get caught goofing around...

12/08/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PACS10 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

Great teacher who explains global conflicts in a clear manner. His lectures are fun and interesting, as he mixes it up with jokes. YOU MUST TAKE A CLASS WITH ZAHEDI...he is THE MAN!!!

12/05/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PEIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

GREAT CLASS! I love Zahedi and will try to take another of his classes. He has the voice of God.. yes his lectures are repetitive but I love him so . easy class, no need to do ALL the readings.

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