P.P Karan - University of Kentucky

Professor: P.P Karan
Department: Geography
College: University of Kentucky
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: JPN334
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
UM his name describes what he was like. PP lol.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GEO333
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Boring. No tests, all papers. Doesn't respond to email. Hard to understand. Don't take him.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Sweet old man, however I had a hard time staying awake due to his class being utterly boring. Extremely hard to understand at times as well. Without the help of my TA, I wouldn't have passed this class. I wouldn't recommend because he covers so much in one day & if you miss class, it's hard to catch back up.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very monotone voice.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: JPN334
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely horrible..... extremely unclear about what will be on exams, study guides do not reflect exam content AT ALL, no grade curves, and horrifyingly boring. He makes it impossible to enjoy this topic at all, I came in pretty open minded but now I have no desire to ever take a Japanese geography class ever again. If you can, avoid at all costs
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: JPN334
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrifying. Not sure about the reviews on here which say he's hard to understand, because his English is perfectly fine to me, but he is impossible to negotiate with, no grade curves (despite a class average of 48), and boring as hell. Also no concept of how to work blackboard. AVOID.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This didn't even feel like a college course. I've never before had a class give you so much review on what will be on the test. Professor Karan seems very nice, but is incredibly boring. It's basically pointless to go to class because you're not going to listen to a word he says. Overall, super easy class but I would never take it again.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Adorable little indian man. Seems super nice, but this class was just horribly boring. His tests were incomprehensible (though you can probably pull out a B just through the process of elimination). His lecture is mundane and he adds no commentary. Except one day he brings a slideshow of the Maldives and shows women in eighties bikinis and giggles!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is the worst class I have taken at UK. It is not easy at all, and his tests are horrible. On his tests he had the same question twice with all different answer choices. He is very smart, but the worst teacher ever.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • 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:
I really liked Dr. Karan as a person,and he really knows his stuff. His tests are a little tricky though, I would memorize the notes and look in the textbook a little bit. But he gives you notes and all his papers he assigns are over your opinion. I would work in the class, but don't stress out over it. He reads the notes during class but gives
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class should be an extraordinarily interesting class, particularly since the professor is so intelligent. However, it is THE MOST BORING CLASS I HAVE EVER HAD. I have to actively think about other things in order to stay awake. Everyone falls asleep. He should get the hint. It's like the teacher in Ferris Bueller, but worse.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • 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:
I loved the class and loved Dr Karan. If you are a student who likes easy classes and likes to not attend class then do not take this class. He is the type of professor for the real professional student, not a student who is at school because their parents made them and to party. Great class. Wonderful first hand knowledge of the places studied!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: GEO330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Difficult with lots of reading and writing assignments. He is very knowledgeable in his fields though.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is not an easy elective. Even if you go to every class; he makes it extremely difficult to be able to pay attention. There are pop quizzes and out of class writing assignments also. I would NEVER recommend anyone to take this class
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
VERY HARD!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • 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:
This man demands a lot from his students but in the end you end up knowing a lot more than when you began. Don't take this class if you are looking for an easy A, only if you are seriously interested in learning. His class is very though provoking and makes you realized that you're not the only one on the planed.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably the smartest man alive. I calculated my grade to be a B, but since I did not miss a class he gave me the next letter grade up. He does take attendance, so go to class and don't talk. He's very interesting, just go to class with an open mind and remember that KY is NOT the only place in the world.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lots of work. Be prepared to study. Do not take this if you are looking for an easy elective.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: GEO160
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i was in this guys class for one hour and it was a waste of time. at no point during his hour long ramble did i hear anything that could be considered the English language. i bet if you went to India and talked to a professor there you could understand them better than this guy. if you want to waste a 3 hour block of your semester, this is for you
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: GEO330
  • 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:
this man is probably the smartest man i have ever met. if you are lazy and don't want to work hard dont even bother taking his class. he is great but he expects a lot out of you.
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