Hamid Shomali at University of California Berkeley

Hamid Shomali

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/9/12

ECONa

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very experienced and helpful. Knowledge of the material is impressive. I recommend him very highly.

2/2/12

econ380

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really like the way he teaching his explanation of experience help to understand topic and points

10/17/11

FIFI

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Help yourself if you take his class

4/22/11

ECON101B

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want an easy professor, go ahead and take it with him. HW problems are from the textbook, midterms are MCQs. If you want to actually learn something, though, he's useless. He oversimplifies the concepts in class to the point that they lose value. You can probably get an A just reading the textbook. His lectures just aren't worth your effort.

4/20/11

ECON101B

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful professor. Fun lecturer but the tests just try to trick you.

2/8/11

Econ136

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Got a good grade (A-), and even so I still come out of a semester with Shomali thinking he's my least favorite econ prof I've had here. (granted i've only had really good ones so far.) Doesn't do his job carefully (beware if he says he'll only test you on what he lectured on...you should prob just ignore that). Just not that sincere of a teacher.

12/30/10

Econ136

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Shomali is a nice guy but his lectures are too simplified for what was tested. Lectures are dry sometimes but his anecdotes are pretty entertaining. I didn't learn much and sections were often too rushed. If you get a good GSI it is really helpful.

12/26/10

ECON136

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible professor. Nice guy, but lectures are incredibly pointless. Homework is graded on correctness, but many people cheat and just copy from the solution manual. Not sure that I really learned anything at all. Not a particularly difficult class, but I would not recommend it if you hope to actually learn something.

12/23/10

econ101b

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof does a disservice to economics. Stories about his stint at BofA or his recommendation to buy Citigroup in the summer of 2008 do not lend to an adequate understanding of macroeconomics. Midterms are easy, but do not test comprehension of applied macroeconomics. Not sure exactly what to get out of the course other than a grade.

12/4/10

ECON136

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful prof. Not interested in helping, tells the same stories over again about his banking career does not care about student comprehension!

3/31/10

ECON101b

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ridiculously easy prof. Not sure I learnt a lot though.Gives entertaining examples while lecturing. However, material covered in lecture is easier than the midterms/finals, so make sure to read the book.

12/19/09

econ101b

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Clear professor. Doesn't try to trick you and tests are reasonable.

8/27/09

Econ100B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Highly recommended! His exams were fair/easy and he asked us whether we wanted more MC or more problems on the exams. He was very funny and used great vivid examples in his lectures. He follows the textbook very closely and lectures from it. He usually only teaches in the summer, but he told us that he was offered to teach 101B for Fall '09. :)

8/10/05

100b

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

one of the best econ professors. engaging lectures w/ rea life examples and personal stories, reasonable tests. quite an interesting and funny teacher.

8/9/05

econ 136

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

take this class.. fun midterms!! one of the easiest for 136. cool shades... =p

8/3/05

EC136

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

interesting story teller, easy class

5/26/05

ECON 100B

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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3/26/05

econ 136

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

great lecturer. very funny. although he doesn't go too deep on some important topics, but i loved this class because of him. midterms are very fair (synonymous to easy). he only teaches summers i think. take his classes if you can!

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