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Stephan Astourian
Professor in the History department
at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
2.8
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12 Student Ratings
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11/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 177B Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

My favorite Professor at Berkeley. This man might just know everything. If you listen, take notes, and do a good amount of the reading you will get an A. He is extremely fair, he tells you exactly what to study so there are no surprises. Astourian should also pursue a career in standup comedy; his sarcastic humor will surly keep you entertained.

04/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
History Armenia Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful professor, very funny and helpful. I loved his class

05/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist39M Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tied for the best prof. I have had at Berkeley. He is intelligent and brutally sarcastic. Its also great to have an argument with him. the only downer was the rest of the class. As a discussion format, the class relies heavily on participation, but almost no one participated. You will get what you put into this class.

05/04/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST39M Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

really funny professor. it was just that the readings for this class were rather dull. it was hard sitting there for this seminar 2 hours every week, but he explains everything and is a really great professor. so the professor is good but maybe take another class by him, but it is not a hard class if you do the readings and attend the lectures.

10/19/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist177 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Some how he will thoroughly cover thousands of years of history, while giving life education. His dry wit makes attending his class particularly amusing and interesting. Flexible about paper dates. He actually reads and comments on student essays and is a critical but a fair grader. I'll just end it with "funniest man in man in the world."

01/04/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HISt177b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Greatest professor I have ever had! I will definitely be taking him again.

10/24/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

excellent

05/07/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 177A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So freakin' entertaining. Very fair grader. Covers a lot of material in each lecture, which was a bit overwhelmimg as I no background in the subject. But he was always willing to answer questions, and was really nice in giving me an extention for the term paper.

04/05/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 177A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The funniest man I have ever met. Could lecture for half an hour about the most serious of topics (genocide, poverty, Armenian politics) before diverging and talking about how much he liked shish kabob, or how worthless most academics are. What a sarcastic ****. Take a class with him already.

10/21/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist 177b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

funniest man ever

09/01/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
History seminar Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He was an excellent prof. He forced you to try your hardest, and let you know if your hardest wasn't good enough. His teaching and overall academic style was rare in berkeley, but very much appreciated. His main problem was that he was too intimidating.

01/25/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist 177 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he's extremely knowledgable in his field and he's a gem here at berkeley.

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