Carol Cini - De Anza College

Professor: Carol Cini
Department: History
College: De Anza College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Cini's lectures are very engaging. From the way that she teaches, it's clear that she is extremely passionate about history and wants her students to succeed. She also makes herself accessible outside of class and is willing to help students whenever she can. Put in the work and you will do well, especially since she gives extra credit.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HISTD017A05
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
it's like high school oh and don't be late because she will make you wait outside. her reading and discussion are terrible even though she makes class not boring it not worth her grading and essays. she failed me and gave me a zero on my final without even telling me why even after multiple emails avoid her
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
controlling, demanding, overcomplicate things. didn't let a guy go out of classroom to pick up phone call. After 90 units, her class was the only one I got a B on. Stay away if you only take her for GE, this will be like a 10-unit class, spend time on your major instead. For those who wanna work hard on history, you may take her. good lectures tho
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I took Prof. Cini this Spring quarter. Although she gave a lot of weekly homework, she was still an easy grader. Moreover, she even gave extra credit for one of my exams; just fulfill her assignment requirements, you are good to go. I got an A+ and A on my exams, and the final paper was a piece of cake.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You will have to attend lecture, do the readings, and do the assigned work to get an A in the class. You must also participate in class because participation contributes to your grade. Otherwise, her exams and work are straightforward and easy. She also gives you more than enough time to work on the assigned paper for the quarter. Highly recommend!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HIS17A
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is incredibly demanding. Weekly discussion questions take forever, especially when she assigns 1-2 hour long films. For a 4 unit class, she expects work to be like a person is in a 4 year uni. Super demanding is all I gotta say. If you dont work hard dont take it
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIS17C
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This review is specific to the first quarter of the pandemic. Her content is honestly interesting, but her specifications on what she wants included on her homework responses is way too much. I have dyslexia and reading her emails with 500 dashes that were not paragraph structured felt harder than it needed too. Dont procrastinate or else.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Unreasonable amount of work and requirements for discussions/essays.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She was alright, her lectures have all the information you need. If you take good notes and attend class it should be an easy pass however she speaks very fast and gives out ALOT of information She is very demanding and tends to overcomplicate things and if you don't follow every order she gives she gets very angry.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIS17A
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Pros: Prof. Cini is passionate; great lectures, easy 3 multiple-choice tests. Cons: she speaks fast, I'm suffering since I'm an international student. Tons of reading, 30-50 pages before each class. 1 4-page essay, 1 in-class essay (800+ words), and some short answers, she grades them strictly. Too much for a 4-unit GE class, the heaviest actually.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIS17A
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you want to be micromanaged in everything in and out of class, take her. 3 exams 300pts 2 papers 200pts. She requires you to dedicate the time needed for a 6 credit major course for her 4 credit intro course. Gives you a laundry list of requirements on how to write your paper. It's less about content and more about how well you follow her orders
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She makes the class fun, it was good how we had some group discussions so you got to know more people in class, and bringing in current events was making it relevant to today. Some extra credit, so that gave me a better grade, plus she's very organized so it makes studying easier. I liked the class a lot, will take another class with her.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • 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:
This was an excellent course. Prof really cares about her students and she referred me to some places to get help during an emergency with the recent shelter-in-place when I lost my job, so I was still able to do well in the class. I really liked the films we saw in class, and the discussions were interesting, I highly recommend this prof.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
while her spirit and charisma for history is admiring, her standards for participation and worth ethic are unreasonably high. i was unfortunate enough to be enrolled in her class while the corona virus was/& is going around and she did not express even an ounce of sympathy towards students who were concerned about attending class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • 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:
Nice prof and helps students in office hours. We saw great films on the American Revolution and exploring America. Has extra credit, this raised me up to a better grade. I liked the discussions also, she's entertaining.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very good teacher, loved her class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great class, and prof has good photos for all of the lectures and some extra credit points. -- The class has music from the historical times we studied which was fun! and some excellent films on the 1960s and other times for History 17C. -- I took her History 17A class also. Highly recommend.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor really makes the subject interesting. Multiple choice is pretty easy if you go to class and take good notes and do some of the reading, & she gives the essay topic ahead of time, & helps you a lot in office hours and after class. There is some extra credit which improved my grade so that was nice.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Fun class. One of the best profs at De Anza. She's a very clear speaker in lectures. Also she gives lots of hints for the tests to help out and gives everything ahead of time, very organized to help students. I liked the films and the discussions were really good, with seeing what is still impacting today on important issues.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HIST17C
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Do not take her class if you are international student. She speak too fast, but you are supposed to take note all of her lectures. She basically read her lecture note out loud. She is funny, but sometimes she is too overreacting. This is just a GE class but she requires IN-CLASS ESSAY (800+ words)+MC for final and RESEARCH PAPER in order to pass.
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