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    Chill class, chill professor. Super passionate about what he teaches, he's a must-take while you're at Berkeley!! Only thing is he is impossible to reach, the guy is super busy all the time.
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    Grade: A+
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    If youre a Muslim, this class should be easy A. Honestly, if you just listen during lectures and do study guides you should be fine. Plus hes a really funny and chill guy.
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  • MELC148
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    Jan 2nd, 2022
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    MELC148
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    Jan 2nd, 2022
    For Credit: Yes
    Attendance: Not Mandatory
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    Grade: A+
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    Professor Bazian was a great professor, and a great person to teach the past and present of the Middle East. His lectures are interesting .One thing I would change is the way the grading is. It was super confusing, and the professor would always seem to change his mind. Both the midterm and final were take home, but they were very excessive.
    RespectedGraded by few thingsHilarious
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    Jun 23rd, 2021
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    Jun 23rd, 2021
    For Credit: Yes
    Attendance: Mandatory
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    Grade: A+
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    Intense class with hard to hear info about Islamophobia from the ridiculous to the terrible. But Hatem is my favorite Berkeley Professor He's clear, available, witty, sincere & yet simultaneously always carrying this constant knowledge of the horrible reality of human rights violations in Palestine & Islamophobia in the US. He's an amazing balance.
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    Apr 24th, 2021
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    Apr 24th, 2021
    For Credit: Yes
    Would Take Again: Yes
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    I personally loved Professor Bazian and found his points of view to be really intriguing and unique. Be prepared to take notes based off of his actual speaking, not from slides. He's so laid back about grading and assignments because as long as you try, you really will get a good grade. Such a sweet professor!
    Skip class? You won't pass.
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  • ASAMST128AC
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    Dec 25th, 2020
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    Dec 25th, 2020
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    Grade: A+
    Textbook: Yes
    Lecture was a bit dry and sometimes hard to pay attention. Lecture attendance wasn't required but discussion is. Graded is based on 3 essays, discussion participation, a midterm, oral history project, and a final. The oral history project is interviewing a Muslim in the Bay Area. Overall easy grading. Exam content is super similar to study guides.
    Graded by few thingsClear grading criteria
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    Dec 18th, 2020
    Quality
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    Dec 18th, 2020
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    Attendance: Mandatory
    Would Take Again: No
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    Have never had such a disorganized class that lied to me so often. You'll only know anything about your grade a day before your final. Final posted half a day late with no explanation. Never responds to emails. Half the syllabus is a straight up lie. Sprung papers on us with no warning, barely any instructions. chill prof/class tho. easy a
    Get ready to readGraded by few things
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    Dec 1st, 2020
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    Dec 1st, 2020
    For Credit: Yes
    Attendance: Not Mandatory
    Would Take Again: Yes
    Grade: Not sure yet
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    Prof. Bazian is easygoing and his lectures are primarily based on what he says, which may or may not be in the slides. For tests, simply review the reading material and study guide and expect to do well. Professor loves to tell jokes too. Overall good experience.
    Graded by few things
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  • ASAMST132AC
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    May 16th, 2020
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    May 16th, 2020
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    Would Take Again: No
    Grade: A
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    worst class I took at cal. Not because of the content, organization was the WORST. can't take notes on your laptop. tons of reading, never discussed. half the readings not posted to bcourses. GSIS cancel section constantly. Review sessions intentionally vague, GSI Leah refused to answer my question. Refused to answer questions during final exam.
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    May 6th, 2020
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    My favorite faculty/professor at berkeley hands down. He is not like the rest, he genuinely cares about all his students and his class is the highlight of my day everyday. Happily answers questions and is there for students. Loves his job and loves life. He is somebody I want to be around. I cannot say that for any of my other professors.
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    Mar 5th, 2020
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    Mar 5th, 2020
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    I love learning about islamophobia but this is one of the worst and most disorganized classes Ive taken at Berkeley. Hes clearly knowledgeable but has no idea how to lecture leading to it being boring
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    Dec 8th, 2019
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    Took this class because of good ratings, but don't be fooled! Look closely, the awesome reviews have lots of thumbs downs and bad reviews have lots of thumbs up Worst class ive ever taken in my academic career. Professor pastes quotes onto his ppt and reads off of his slides. The attd mandatory lectures are so boring only 1/4 of the class show up
    Test heavy
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    May 23rd, 2019
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    Would Take Again: Yes
    Grade: A-
    Textbook: Yes
    Hatem Bazin is a great professor and a role model for young Muslims today. I took his class in Fall 2018 and I'm glad I did. Make sure to do the readings for the midterm and you'll be fine. Final is easier than the midterm and not so much reading is required. Hilarious teacher and goes off on tangents at times, but he's super entertaining.
    RespectedGet ready to readGraded by few things
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    Apr 8th, 2019
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    Apr 8th, 2019
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    Professor Bazian is the best. Easily one of my favorite professors on campus. This class was really interesting and I will for sure take more classes with him. He is cheesy and funny, knowledgeable, and a great guy. Pretty easy class if you have a helpful GSI
    InspirationalHilariousCaring
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  • ASAMST132AC
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    Jul 23rd, 2018
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    Jul 23rd, 2018
    For Credit: Yes
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    Would Take Again: Yes
    Grade: A+
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    Hatem is an amazing professor with TONS of opinions that can certainly rub people the wrong way. But even as someone right-minded, I found his class engaging and his energy admirable. He cares, which is more than can be said about many Berkeley profs
    RespectedCaringLECTURE HEAVY
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    May 22nd, 2018
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    May 22nd, 2018
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    Would Take Again: Yes
    Grade: A-
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    Inspirational teacher. Cares about students and knows a lot.
    InspirationalACCESSIBLE OUTSIDE CLASSCaring
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    Aug 24th, 2017
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    NES140
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    Aug 24th, 2017
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    Would Take Again: No
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    Really spiteful teacher and an extremely disorganized course on top of that. Too busy thinking about his own things to focus energy on the course and when he does he doesn't want to hear you opinions.
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    NES128
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    Aug 15th, 2017
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    Would Take Again: No
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    His lectures are all over the place, he is unorganized and scattered. Did not learn much at all which was very disappointing since his class was important for my major.
    Tough GraderGet ready to readLOTS OF HOMEWORK
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