Matthew Herbst at University of California San Diego

Matthew Herbst

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/14/13

MMW 11

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst is an amazing professor but you will have to work for the A! The online readings are a must, focuses on religion/philosophies a lot.

11/15/13

MMW11

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst is a good professor, but his reading assignments are too much. I usually spend 5 hours a day to do well in the reading. And the midterms are challenging too. Average in the class is B- or C.

6/5/13

MMW11

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst is probably the best professor I have ever had, and will ever have. He has so much passion for what he teaches, and that's what makes it so great to hear him lecture. He's also an amazing person. He took a group of us to Istanbul to do service with disabled people, and I knew then he is one of the greatest persons I will ever meet.

3/7/13

MMW 11

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the BEST professors I have ever had. He keeps you engaged, interested, and has so much passion I love him.

3/4/13

MMW 11

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed his lectures and always looked forward in going to them. Lectures are interesting and always grab your attention. iClicker questions are usually not hard. I definitely hope to be able to take him again in the future.

2/27/13

MMW11

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Herbst made MMW exciting! He has high expectations (in a good way). The class is reasonably challenging, and he presents content in a way that is clear and engaging. His lecture style facilitates note-taking and makes it easy to review. It is pretty clear what will be important for exams. Tests are very fair. Best MMW professor I've had!

11/30/12

MMW11

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst is a great lecturer. He keeps you interested and answers questions. The i-Clicker quizzes motivate you to do the reading and are pretty easy (sometimes purely common sense). Before the midterm, he gives you a list of the exact questions he will ask so you can study them and be prepared. I thought I'd suffer in MMW but it's my easiest class.

3/31/12

MMW12

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The professor himself really teaches well. He teaches history like one giant, intertwined story and you will remember things from this class. His test questions are very fair. In terms of grades, it really depends on the difficulty and expectations of your T.A.

3/23/12

MMW4

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love his lectures. I'm the type to fall asleep during class and I never did during his class. Learned so much...I seriously love this guy. I don't even like history, and he made me enjoy it. Dr. Herbst, I got nothing but good things to say about you. <3 btw, I hardly did the reading, just go to class.

3/5/12

MMW12

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst is one of the better MMW teachers. His lectures are very engaging and he keeps everyone awake and focused. Coming to class in enjoyable. Test are usually connecting points to the main theme. Beware though that grading varies from TA to TA, so while you earned a B, your friend who knows less might have gotten an A-.

2/12/12

MMW12

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst's tests are pretty easy and fair, really depends on your TA. READINGS are too important. Pretty easy, take him if you can.

12/17/11

MMW11

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear and engaging lecturer. Tests are fair and it's extremely helpful to do the readings. He's a very nice man who enjoys what he does and does it well. Highly recommended.

11/20/11

MMWA08

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing professor... Super helpful and is willing to go out of the way.

11/3/11

MMW4

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST MMW Professor. Lectures are clear and well organized. Tests are easy to study for, just review lectures and reading. Sometimes he puts 'notes' on the website which are basically the test. just go to class and do the readings and you'll do fine.

10/27/11

MMW3

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Herbst is a pretty decent professor in that he's a clear lecturer. I feel that his concepts actually do connect pretty well. One bad thing about this class, however, is that his review sessions are entirely useless. He'll just sit there and barely answer any questions. Not only that, but his midterm/final are pretty hard.

7/30/11

MMW3

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best MMW professor, yet! Tests were hard as hell if you didn't actually learn and study the content of the course. Tests were all essay format (no multiple choice). Started class late and end late most of the time.

6/29/11

MMW3

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best MMW Porf. so far. He is super nice and his lectures are not boring, he'll try to be funny through the lecture which keeps students interested in what he's saying, He's very willing to help you when needed. He's tests are based pretty much on his lectures. He doesn't Podcast, but it's worth going to lecture. I would recommend him 100%

6/21/11

MMW3n4

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

MOST AMAZING PROFESSOR AT USCD! He has a way of lecturing that MAKES you want to listen. He isn't just a talking head in front of a podium-he TEACHES. He makes history come alive and makes it relevant by comparing it to matters taking place in our lives today. And his knowledge makes him SO attractive. MMW + Herbst = GREATNESS!!!!

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6/20/11

MMWB

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The essay part of his exams are easy and it's clear what they're going to cover, but he picks the most obscure ID terms and picture IDs. He's charismatic and likable, and thus the high ratings, but in terms of teaching, go for Chang if you actually want to learn a lot (more organized + clear).

6/11/11

MMW3

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

People make a really big deal out of Prof. Herbst. I don't think he is all that great. It is an easy class but he makes it necessary to go to lecture by refusing to podcast or post lecture slides. Overall, it was an okay experience. Herbst just didn't really live up to all the hype.

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