Dariush Zahedi at University of California Berkeley

Dariush Zahedi

Dariush Zahedi
  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/25/13

MPA 632A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/15/13

PS 149I

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/20/13

PS 149I

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/10/12

POLSC149Z

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/16/11

POLSC149B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/21/07

PEIS101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/25/07

PACS10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/9/07

LS150

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/21/07

LS150b

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/26/07

pacs102

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/16/07

PACS10

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/10/07

PAC1o

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/6/07

PACS10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/22/06

peis101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/06

pacs10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/06

PEIS101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/15/06

PACSSECT

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!?

12/14/06

pacs10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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...

12/8/06

PACS10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!!!

12/5/06

PEIS101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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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