Professor Farah Akiely Reviews
Prof: Farah Akiely / Fall 2022
Jan 10, 2023
So I took URP3001 as a fall connection course and had pretty much 0 interest in urban planning. I never read through the textbook and the prof is kind of non-existent. She also grades the discussion posts a bit harshly
You have weekly quick 10 question quizzes, took me about 4 min each. However, the real work comes with the 3 exams and discussion posts. She has the minimum requirement at 500 words but in reality most people wrote closer to 800-1000 bc the questions were really broad. The discussion posts took me literally all day. She also does offer extra credit that also was roughly 800-900 words in the end. However, I think it was worth it since it was an extra 30 pts. Exams are pretty easy, they're just the mini quizzes combined. Although they were a min per question with 50 questions so you had to work kinda fast.
She was a bit harsh with the discussion posts esp the bibliography section. Also there was one assignment she docked me points for not having a map at the end when that requirement wasn't in the instructions. The instructions are super lengthy and important stuff tends to get lost sometimes bc of it.
Take it if you are interested in urban planning, but be prepared to write a bit once a month lol.
Prof: Farah Akiely / Spring 2022
Apr 18, 2022
Pretty easy class, most of the quiz answers are on quizlet and everything is straight from the textbook. The lectures are pre-recorded and look outdated, you don’t need to watch them at all.
There are weekly quizzes, three exams (no final), three discussions, and one group project. The discussions are pretty lengthy and they are graded kind of strict but nothing too bad.