eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Farideh Farhi

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POLS307F, Spring 2011
POLS322, Spring 2011
POLS307F, Spring 2010

Farideh Farhi: POLS307F, Spring 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 307F - Middle East Crn (Section): 86495 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.04 25 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 11 (44%) 8 (32%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.32 25 0.48 Freq(%) 17 (68%) 8 (32%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 19 (76%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 8 (32%) 14 (56%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 25 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 5 (20%) 16 (64%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 9 (36%) 13 (52%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
She has extensive knowledge of the region.
I think that Professor Farhi's experience and knowledge lent the most to the class.
Professor Farhi was amazing and strongly recommend her to all students. Are style of teaching is relax and free for discussion. Any questions you have will be answered. She doesn't just bring new information to the table, but also gives new spins on how information is viewed through different lenses.This was the most valuable aspect of the course.
Her knowledge.
international relations
The depth and wealth of knowledge that the instructor had was well versed. Some important details of fact were well known. Getting an avid background of the curriculum was well provided in the first assignment.
The book supplemented the lectures well, the instructor being from the area of study was important and helpful, another perspective/outlook on the issue
Her immense knowledge of the subject. Its incredible how much she knows and can explain from the top of her head at any given time, answering every question cohesively and with specific facts. She gave us insight to every side of every issue, opening my perspective greatly. Also to the degree that she would make herself available to help students with papers, every class she reminded us she was free and would love to work on our papers if we sent them to her. One of the best teachers Ive had and definitely the most intelligent.
The in-class discussions. These were insightful, most of the class gave their thoughts on at least one topic and I liked hearing what my fellow classmates thought and then listening to Professor Farhi respond. The papers one is required to write in this class are a challenge. It really makes the student think about the subject from different mindsets. Professor Farhi gave everyone in the class ample time to complete these papers and use "her services" by looking at a draft and giving feedback. I enjoyed these papers and the help by Professor Farhi. She challenges the normal American mindset and explains different mindset's in the Middle East.
Farhi displays a comprehensive grasp of the subject matter and an ease in communicating it which is impressive. She is certainly an asset as an educator and has critically, but gently, challenged my own thinking on the Middle East in general.
Everything. The topics discussed are pertinent to the course and Farideh did a great job communicating all the info.
Farideh Farhi is incredibly knowledgeable about not only the course matter, but also day-to-day current events in the Middle East. Her style of teaching is engaging by challenging the students to think differently about Middle Eastern stereotypes as well as encouraging class participation/discussion. She is a valuable resource to UHM because we have so many experts on Eastern/South Eastern Asia, but very few who are experts in the Middle East. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in past or current events in the Middle East.
Strong emphasis on critical thinking, answers were not just given. Professor Farhi challenges her students to work out problems.
I thought I got a real insiders perspective on the ME from Professor Farhi which I really liked.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I wish there were more powerpoint like notes.
At times clas discussions seemed more like personal arguments than learning.
NA
The classes.
no comment
The biggest problem was that the instructor based the majority of the issues in an a personal opinion form. Which can hamper the ability to really understand certain issues discussed from an unbiased point of view.
Not too sure
I'm not pursueing political science, so the subject itself wont further my degree, but I'd recommend this course be required, both for content, and for the drastic ways it changed my perception of the Middle Eastern region. Today its such an important area for the US, and one I knew very, very little about before taking this class.
I disliked the senior citizen auditing the class taking up most of the period asking questions. The questions were somewhat relevant to the discussion and I wouldn't have a problem with it if it happened once. Yet it happened several times including one time when it took an hour of class time. Professor Farhi was very courteous and answered all of his questions. But several times the discussion got off topic and the senior citizen would continue to make statements or comments further derailing the class discussion. I don't have any problem with him being there or asking a few questions in class. But wished Professor Farhi had asked him to talk to her after class if he wanted to continue the conversation.
The environment of the class is less then perfect, with many students spending the majority of their time in class chatting on facebook or checking their email. This lowers the overall sense of community and atmosphere of inquiry which is necessary for a class to grow as a whole. It should be noted, however, that this situation is in no way unique to Farhi's class but rather reflects a reluctance on the part of all UH educators to police their students in-class behavior as it is admittedly not part of their job description. Having said that, I do think there needs to be guidelines laid out for how to appropriately handle what amounts to a communicated desire to remain disengaged on the part of the student.
Although professor Farhi is very knowledgeable of and interested in the subject matter, she does not, it seems, motivate students very much. And it seems to easy to slide by in the course, granted that, if you do not attend lecture, you will probably not learn very much about the subject and will not expand your own knowledge in any way.
n/a
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 25 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 25 1.32 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (28%) 13 (52%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (36%) 14 (56%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 25 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (36%) 14 (56%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (32%) 15 (60%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 25 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (36%) 15 (60%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
16. Other comments:
They should offer this course from this professor every semester if possible.
At this point in Middle Eastern history, it's difficult not to become immersed in current events. I think that if the course had given us a better foundation for understanding those current events I would have been much more willing to legitimately participate.
Prof. Farhi is an excellent instructor. Middle-East politics is a very complex subject to learn, and I'm sure to teach. P Farhi was able to unpack very complicated ideas and arguments. She is very passionate about the subject while being objective in her presentation of information.
Hope I have you as a Professor again.
no comment
Instructor definitely loves teaching. However, there must be a separation from set fact and biased opinion
This course was ridiculously hard, whether it be the subject matter being hard to understand or the amount to keep up with being hard to maintain.
I think I said it all. Great course!
Farhi rocks. She's a good teacher who shows a genuine interest in not only her subject matter but the act of educating itself. If the opportunity arises to take another class from her I will certainly consider doing so. I can personally say that she enormously broadened my perspective of the Middle East in many ways.
Keep up the good work, Farideh. I look forward to your future thoughts/articles on Iran/MENA
This class was confusing for me because she jumps from tangent to tangent on different topics its hard and unclear on what to take notes on. She begins the class with no clear set of goals, powerpoints or hand outs, just starts talking and expects us to know what the subject she is talking about, i wish her class was more structured and more defined for us to know what we need to know for the exams. Shes a great teacher and knows alot and enjoys teaching i think that its difficult for some students like myself to appreciate and understand what she is talking about sometimes.

Farideh Farhi: POLS322, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 322 - American Foreign Policy Crn (Section): 85143 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.29 24 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 9 (38%) 7 (29%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.27 22 0.46 Freq(%) 16 (73%) 6 (27%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 21 (88%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
the readings and the videos shown in class helped me to understand the material content.
The teacher is very knowledgeable and is a nice person who communicates effectively and she is respectful of other opinions and lets students talk. She is great.
What an excellent course because of the nature and content. The most valuable aspects were class lectures that focused on the issues and their origins along with the opinion paper that allowed for our own insight and though into major decisions.
Professor Farhi's lectures helped me the most in grasping the concepts coming out of the class. I also enjoyed the videos.
The section on understanding Muslim culture.
Understanding the history of foreign policy helped me to better understand the middle east.
The newspaper articles we had to read
I really like how the instructor started off every class talking about current issues. She never took the side of democrats or republican so it was nice that she didn't make her opinion known and everyone was able to put their two-sense in on an issue.
Learning aspects of American Foreign Policy particularly in the Middle East through historical events and policies
The class discussions and lectures were the most valuable aspects of the course. Professor Farhi's explanations were clear and helpful in understanding the course material. I definitely learned a lot about America's foreign policy toward the Middle East and the history of their relationship.
The video's that went along with the course content. I liked the readings but more discussion related to the readings
The most valuabe aspect of this class is the lectures and discussions we have in class about contemporary issues that arises in the Middle East. Her study guide questions for the midterm are very good but rather then her choosing the questions in class, we should be able to choose the questions that we want to answer because it is essay form so we wouldn't be able to remember everything about all of the questions.
Everything
Her expertise on a field of study she is absolutely dedicated to and knowledgeable of was most valuable. American Foreign Policy on the Middle East should ALWAYS be taught by the indigenous people of the Middle East who have studied the region as their careers.
Her ability to incorporate so much history in regards to American Foreign Policy towards the Middle East and tie into the current state of US involvement with various "hot spots" in the region.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
although current events are very important to this course, I felt that having a discussion on the new york times articles for over half the class wasn't as valuable as learning the contents of the readings that are needed for both the mid-term and final
None.
I felt the whole course was valuable.
The books
Having attendance be optional was kind of a hard thing for me. There wasn't really an incentive to go to class because she lectured based off the books.
I would have liked to see her link the readings to the discussion, actually explain how the reading pertained to the discussion.
The least valuable aspect of the class is the final paper becuase we still have the final exam so we should not have to do a final paper as well. Some of the readings are heavy and the material is hard to understand.
The books.
N/A
None
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (18%) 16 (73%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 19 (83%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
16. Other comments:
Very interesting course with a great professor. I would recommend it to anyone in the field or anyone interested in the topic.
Before taking this class, I knew very little knowledge about the Middle East and American foreign policy in that region. I am walking away from this class with a new understanding.
Farideh Farhi was very helpful and consider it of her students lack of understanding of foreign policies. She was always available to answer any question that students had, also she returned e- mails in a very timely mannee. She was willing to help and explain her assignments without having a condescending attitude.
I really loved this class! It was very interesting to learn more about the Middle East.
The course is called American Foreign Policy so we should not just have focused on the Middle East but it should have included U.S. foreign policy with other countries and nations in the world. We have pretty interesting relationships with China and Europe so why didn't we talk about those places too? I signed up for the class because I thought we would learn about American foreign policy in general. For the midterm and final exam, you could have added more variety to way it was styled, rather than just having essay form, we could have had short answer and multiple choice as well.
Indispensable knowledge.
A very unbiased professor with thorough knowledge of the topics at hand. Equips the students with all the information that is required to form their own opinions.

Farideh Farhi: POLS307F, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 307F - Middle East Crn (Section): 87423 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.17 24 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 11 (46%) 9 (38%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.29 24 0.46 Freq(%) 17 (71%) 7 (29%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 24 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 23 (96%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 17 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 24 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 17 (71%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 23 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 3 (13%) 17 (74%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The personal connection to the subject matter.
Examining issues tied in to current events were helpful in understanding Middle Eastern relations as a whole
providing great knowledge about the middle east and going in to details of what we should know about the middle east and be well aware...
Learning about the current events of the Middle East
the current issues going on in the Middle East.
Farideh Farhi sends her students news and other articles to supplement class lectures and readings. She also encourages her students to find supplemental materials and send them through a class listserv. This is valuable because it provides a venue of discussion outside of the classroom where time is limited to 2.5 hours a week. The listserv is also good for students who feel less comfortable speaking in class.
Farideh's understanding and eagerness to communicate the many complex facets of Middle Eastern politics made the course informational, enjoyable, and fascinating.
Everything from the lectures and views about the issues in the Middle East to the books about the Middle East
Dr. Farhi's expertise and vast knowledge of the subject were incredibly valuable to know. Considering she is a leading expert on the Middle East, this was hardly surprising.
i think the fact that she gave us real perspective is something that i can value the most from this class.
the readings really clarified the lectures and made them easier to understand.
Learning about the complex ideals and political happenings that go on in the Middle East
Professor Farhi's lecturing skills were valuable. She effectively introduced, broke down, and interweave difficult concepts through out the semester. The videos were perfect complements to the course material.
the assignments, papers, maps, readings
Ms Farhi's intimate knowledge and perspectives on the cultures in the Middle East were invaluable. She approached the bevy of political and religious conflicts in the Middle East tactfully and with considerable aplomb. She was very open-minded to new and controversial ideas and made participation in class viable by a variety of means, creating several mediums of communication through which ideas and sources were widely dispersed and which best suited students' comfort.
The assignments were designed to promote understanding and analysis of the Middle East. The mid-term exam was fair but challenging. Because Farideh is from Iran it enriched the lectures and displayed her deeper knowledge of the region and its issues.
The videos and personal experience.
lectures and professors personal knowledge. she was very smart and helpful
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
N/A
The framework of the class
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Everything in the course was valuable.
i kinda wish we talked about the Robert book more.
the lectures were very well put together but sometimes strayed from topic to topic, it was hard to take effective notes.
Class lectures often did not have anything to do with midterms and assignments, in the future maybe structure class so that both go more hand in hand.
Sometimes professor Farhi's accent made it difficult to understand what she was saying and her hand writing on the board was not readable. Perhaps a Powerpoint presentation with important concepts would diminish this problem.
The early class time, for me personally, was inconvenient. I am just one individual though, so it shouldn't matter. I feel that, with this class as with 90% of all UH courses, the online message board is underused or neglected. I feel it has great potential as a convenient way of communicating quickly with each other and can also contain pictures and articles without the hassle of email. Students can respond quickly, briefly, or at length if they choose to, in the forum, whereas in email, the hassle of checking and deleting each email makes a deterrent for frequent communication and discussion. And I also feel that, although it is the students' jobs to take notes, the chalkboard can get quite messy at times, and perhaps it would be helpful for Ms. Farhi to provide an "outline" of the daily class topics in the forum or email for students to print out on their own. These "outlines" should at most contain 4 or 5 key terms, the rest of the space to be filled in with the students' notes. I feel this would also encourage students to take notes especially when notepaper is scarce.
None...she does everything she can to make you succeed and actually thing outside the box when it comes to the Middle East.
N/A
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (33%) 13 (54%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 2 (9%) 16 (70%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 24 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 17 (71%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 4 (17%) 17 (71%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 24 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 18 (75%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.46 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 3 (13%) 16 (67%)
16. Other comments:
Fantastic class
I felt there was no framework for the class, no set plan for the semester. I did not feel I learned much considering the exams were on certain topics, most of which do not pertain to discussion in class. We could just read the material at home, which left little inspiration for me to pay attention in class. I did however feel MRs. Farhi demonstrated great knowledge in her field.
great instructor!
Farideh Farhi is a tough, but fair and reasonable grader. She is very approachable and makes herself available to students who have questions about an extensive, ever-developing subject. I can't imagine anyone else teaching this course. I only wish that Farhi could teach more courses on Middle East politics such as one focused on Iranian government and politics. Her readings selection is diverse and is evidence of her well designed syllabus that is fluid and relevant to current world affairs.
I wish Dr. Farhi would teach in the fall, as she is a great instructor. To not take a political science course from her is to miss out on a gem of an instructor.
one of the tougher classes i have taken at UH but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. very good for students who are looking to learn more about the middle east from a liberal or at least less linear perspective than one offered by the media.
As said earlier, class lectures were too broad and often did not have much to do with assignments or the midterm. Maybe connect these two more and discuss the midterm content more in depth in class instead of just hoping that the students are always reading
Great course. My perspective on the Middle East feels much clearer.
encourage students to do the readings, have quiz's on readings every so often, write assignment on board. thank you
Enjoy summer!
Thank you for letting my go to training for the Coast Guard! Great Class...Glenn White
great class, enjoyed the lectures and class discussions very much