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Amos Beyan
Professor in the History department
at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
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Overall Quality
1.9
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
1.6
Easiness
2.6
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02/26/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
us history Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

nicest guy you'll ever meet, but i can hardly understand one word he says. IT wouldn't be that bad if he offered some sort of powerpoint or notes but no.

12/09/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This teacher was very hard to understand, however it is easier to understand him the longer the semester goes on. What was frustrating was that he did not seem to care about the class. He was terrible at giving directions and giving feedback for papers or quizzes. I did not enjoy this class.

12/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

It's at times difficult to understand him in lecture because of his accent and he's normally quiet tone of voice. But if you can get past that you'll find a teacher that is interested in what he's doing and very approachable after class with whatever you want to discuss or may have difficulties understanding. All and all, OK teacher, nice guy.

12/07/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is really hard to understand when he speaks. However, He is a very kind and helpful person, and is more than happy to talk to you after class. The curriculum is a little weird, but he gives four unannounced quizzes in class that are just extra credit. He is a great person in general, but not a comprehensible professor.

01/04/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
hist2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a little difficult to understand but his tests are not that hard and the paper is easy. He gives four quizzes in class that are extra credit only! Very nice guy and is willing to help you!

12/22/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's impossibly hard to understand! Even sitting in the front row doesn't help :( He gives study guides for the test... That's all I used to study. Entire grade consists of 2 exams and a term paper. Both exams were over 9 chapters or more. Had to take this class for my major, too bad he's the only prof that teaches it! Passed with a B though :)

12/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I feel like if the TA taught this class I would have been much more clear on the course material. The professor does not go by the book, nor does he include any powerpoints or visuals to help his students. I find myself trying to teach myself in this class, and it is clear he is very knowledgeable, but I don't think he is made for teaching.

12/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST3882 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 teacher one of the most kind persons on earth. have had him for HIST 2100, 3882 SLave Trade, and HIST 3384 West Africa. Will give you an A if you just try to read and ask him questions. 2 tests consisting of 2 essays and 25 terms and 3 paper on whatever topic you want....EASY. You must be challenged if you find any of his courses hard.

10/03/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely the worst class I have ever taken. There is no point in going to his classes but you are required to he is an African attendance tyrant. His accent is stupid and hard to get through and his lectures are vague and don't delve into the readings at all really he also doesn't us any visual aid making it seriously a painful class. Finally he mumbles worse than any other person I have heard. It is extremely ironic that someone from Africa that barley speaks English is teaching american hist

05/01/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I think that he really enjoys the subject which is so sad because you can't really understand what he's trying to teach you. I agree that he's very easy to tune out so maybe don't bring things to class that will distract you. Your grade is based off of a mid-term, a 4pg paper, and the final which makes it VERY hard to do well. Don't take... =[

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