All Ratings and Reviews for W E Peris


Overall 4.3
Easiness of class 4.1
Workload 3.3
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.7
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.4
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POL SCI 40, taken Summer 2017 Submitted Sept. 26, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Ajax definitely cared about his students and was always available to answer questions. Grading is based on participation/pop quizzes, midterm, final, and term paper. Be prepared for lots of reading each class.

POL SCI 40, taken Fall 2020 Submitted Jan. 27, 2021 Grade Received: A

I know he had an N word scandal but besides that he was really good. The lectures were extremely clear and I totally understood everything he said all the time. There was a ton of reading which is important if you plan to take the quizzes but I don't this you really need to do it if not. The workload was on the higher end but certainly not impossible.

POL SCI 40, taken Summer 2016 Submitted May 2, 2017 Grade Received: A

Very fair professor and actually a very nice guy if you talk to him during office hours. The class is very interesting but there is a lot of reading. Study hard and you should be fine.
Pay very close attention to the first 3 chapters, as their themes show up extensively throughout the course and in later chapters (make those connections).

POL SCI 40, taken Fall 2020 Submitted Jan. 26, 2021 Grade Received: A

Loved this class, honestly. I had a pretty solid background of American politics from AP US Gov but I think Peris definitely added on and enhanced my understanding of the topic. He has good slides, lectures well, and is very knowledgeable. I thought the grading was very fair and the assignments were actually kind of fun. We had to write I believe five essays about certain topics, but they hardly involved any research and took me maybe two hours each. I think he made the class a bit more bearable for COVID and all tests and quizzes (quizzes were based on reading) were open note, but they were overall easy anyways. He also did a good job of incorporating current events into his lectures, especially since the election fell in the middle of the quarter. Cares about student's learning as well. 11/10 would recommend. I really enjoyed going to lecture. And he has two cats that meow in the backgrounds sometimes.

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