Stephen Bell

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GEOG 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 3.2

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Professor Bell is really nice, and I feel bad to say that this class is pretty dry. If you are interested in South American geography, take it! If you have no prior interest, the discussions can be very painful. I would recommend another seminar.

(March 13, 2012)
GEOG 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 3.2

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Professor Bell is really nice, and I feel bad to say that this class is pretty dry. If you are interested in South American geography, take it! If you have no prior interest, the discussions can be very painful. I would recommend another seminar.

(March 13, 2012)
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GEOG 130
Geographical Discovery and Exploration See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 3.5

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GEOG 132
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GEOG 132
Food, Environment, and Agriculture See Full Profile

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GEOG 132
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GEOG 132
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GEOG 182A
Spanish South America See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 3.1 Workload 2.7 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 3.6

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Professor Bell is extremely knowledgeable. He might not give the most glamorous lectures (in fact he has no slides and only ever references a single piece of paper) but if you're interested in knowing the historic and current dynamics of South America, with little to know reading or prior knowledge necessary, take this class. My only advice would be try to show up and try not to fall asleep; in that case the midterm/final essays will be easy. I got an A- and never bought the course reader.

(Fall Quarter 2018)
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GEOG 182B
Brazil See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness 3.7

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Prof. Bell is a nice professor who has a passion for Brazil and Spanish America..it's that simple. If you are whatsoever interested in these fields, by all means take him. I took his class for an IDS Major requirement, but I ended up liking his class. His lectures are a bit unorganized and his monotone voice can put you to sleep, but he has a witty sense of humor.

Make sure to read the reader and make one or two of his office hours to clarify questions for the midterm/final. More often than not, he'll give you hints on what will be covered, so you'll be extremely prepared for the exam! No excuses to do bad!

I had fairly low expectations for the class, but I came out having a greater appreciation for Brazil and its history of development.

(April 15, 2004)
GEOG 282
South America See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.3

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Professor Bell is an awesome teacher! He is very organized and passionate about the social and historical geography of South America. Bell is also very accessible with students, which is an added incentive in a place where most professors are difficult to communicate with. I definitely recommend Professor Bell is you're considering one of his classes.

(March 18, 2005)
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