Gabriele Niccoli - University of Waterloo

Professor: Gabriele Niccoli
Department: Languages
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL360
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Niccoli is an exceptional literature expert . Finally got a firm grasp of Medieval literature thanks to his 360 class..
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Niccoli is so great! His lectures are engaging and funny, and he makes sure you really understand everything before moving on. He is so passionate about Italian and loves Italy so much, it's nice to learn this beautiful language from him!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL101
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Niccoli was amazing! He taught me more Italian in one term than all the collective french i'd learned over 5 years (with terrible teachers). Really sets you up for Ital 102, and at the least, leaves you able to survive in Italy - because his lectures are amazingly taught and I don't know how else to express that he's the best prof around!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ITALST360
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Finally understood the beauty and importance of great literature on life, thanks to this super prof.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ITALST292
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Niccoli is one of the sweetest, funniest and most engaging professors that I've ever had. He's such a great embodiment of Italian history and culture, and he really makes you share his love for the country. As for coursework, there are only four T/F and multiple choice tests, and they're all fairly easy if you attend class.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ITALST291
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor takes you with him on a journey through italian culture and history. He is intelligent, creative, and challenges you to think in ways you may never have prior to taking a course with him. He has an old soul and is very wise. I highly recommend taking a course with him.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ITALST291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome prof with incredible knowledge of culture, and not only Italian. Really impressed.Take this course, you'll come out a better person.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ITALST291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you know anything about Italy in any way do not take a class with this prof. He is fun and happy but he makes horrible mistakes over and over. As a second year student I should not be able to correct him. There has not been one class all year where he didn't make a historical error. I am getting a great grade but have done 0 learning.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
UNREAL PROF. Sometimes his lectures go a little off track, but he really knows his stuff. He's so passionate and really cares about his students doing well. GO TO EVERY CLASS. He doesn't use Ace, and his handouts are no substitute for lecture material. Plus I found every lecture extremely interesting.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
just awesome, best prof ever
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ITALS291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome. after this learning experience I'm going to Italy to breathe the art there.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ITALS291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
super prof. culture and literature come alive with him. must take.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ITALS291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loves interaction with students. Peresonable prof and understands the difficulties of being a student. Go in and see him on office hours previous to taking exams and ask questions. He'll go out of his way to help you.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ITALS291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Is the most caring prof that Ive had. He wants everyone to get a good mark. His lectures are very boring and he sometimes jumps around from topic to topic so he is hard to follow. Make sure you read the assigned readings because on the midterms he often asks questions about the small details. Overall.. not bad
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ITALS311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
super prof. learned great deal on how to read and interpret literature. Marvellous
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ITALSSECT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
great great prof. prof Nicolli has terrific knowledge of medival culture and i learned a lot. very helpful and understanding. a must take course
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Gabe is a terrific guy, he wants everyone to do well. The only thing wrong with him is that his lectures are dull. He has a great knowledge about Italy, and provides numerous examples. He is one of the most personable profs at UW. He treats students with respect, and he receives respect back.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
FANTASTIC PROF! - the lectures are a little free form, but still interesting, but what makes this class is that the prof cares so much about having every single student do really well. Very understanding and will go above and beyond to see you succeed.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ITALST360
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Niccoli is a great racconteur and makes learning fun. In his language courses, he lapses into english too readily -- it would be better if more was raccounted in italian. The Dante course (in english) is an excellent exploration of literature that has shaped modern views. He comunicates his awsome knowledge of literature and culture well.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ITAL360
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I never thought a better class could be possible. Dante's Inferno with Niccoli drags you through Heaven and Hell, Literally. With Nicolli teaching, everything is right as long as it is justified. Your views are as important to him and the class as his are. A MUST TAKE!
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