Teacher Grade: A+
Difficulty Grade: 2/10
Grade Received: A
Prof. Shaban is one of the best professors I've had in the EE department. His lectures consist mostly of going over practice problems, which is probably the most helpful thing for this class. His midterms are very reasonable and he allows a sheet of notes front and back. Also, his grade tiering is more generous than the traditional letter grade every 10%. It's nearly impossible to earn less than a B if you go to class and pay attention to lecture. He is also a very kind and understanding person and is always willing to help and answer your questions. 10/10 would recommend Shaban.
Grade Received: B
Shaban is a great professor! Very good lecturer, clearly knows the material well and moves through it at a good pace. Never rushes even when we fall behind. He has an accent, but it's easy to understand and sounds pretty cool tbh. You have a week and a half for each hw assignment which are from the old book which is kind of frustrating. The assignments are usually 6-9 problems and take about 2 hours if you know what you're doing. He graded pretty hard on the hw, but if you go look at his answer key, some of them are clearly wrong which can be annoying. Also gives a few extra credit take home problems throughout the quarter. Sometimes he gives you the circuit for these problems and forgets to tell you what to find lol. 2 midterms and a final. I didn't think the midterms were hard but I know the class didn't do that well. Tests are fairly similar to the hw. I don't think you'll find a better professor for this class than Shaban!
Grade Received: B
I definitely recommend taking Professor Shaban for EE 212. His class style is very similar to Nafisi if you liked him as a professor. Shaban adjusts his grading scale (ex. 88%+ was an A) as some of the classes are difficult. I really liked him as a professor because he was fair, easy to approach with problems and always willing to give you another chance. He gives out 5 extra credit problems worth 1% each. DO THESE!!! They will help you boost your grade up at the end. They also show up on midterms and final exams. All his midterms were extremely fair and simple. They are not trick questions, but questions that make you think. The time crunch is what gets you on the midterms, otherwise, you should be able to pass them as long as you run through the textbook and pay attention to his lecture notes. Sometimes his notes have some discrepancy with the textbook so just ask him for clarification during office hours. He is a fair grader. He gave me back points on an exam after I pointed out I made a simple arithmetic error.
Grade Received: A
Shaban rocks. This is from the perspective of an ME so hopefully it will help some fellow ME's out. As a class we are required to take as a technical support elective AND being a core EE class, I was nervous going in since our only EE classes were survey classes tailored for ME's. Well Shaban not only made the material understandable but also really interesting and applicable. Even at 8 AM, I'd want to go to his lectures. And he is probably one of the most fair professors I've had-- his midterms and final have no curveballs, extremely similar to his in-class and HW problems. His grading scale only benefits you. AND he offers at least 4 extra credits that are extremely easy and are each worth +1% of your overall grade. So without question... take Shaban, you will not regret it.
Grade Received: unknown
* Shaban is OG, especially when he has eye surgery and has to wear sunglasses in class, but that's beside the point. I took him for 211 and 212. He teaches well, and is very patient with his students, making the the class's understanding of the material his first priority. He even told us that, rather than giving the class a surface level understanding of a lot of material, he'd prefer not cover the last chapter of the material at all and instead solidify the class's handle on what material he could. Also, he's been teaching for a long time and knows his material by heart. Every once in a while, though, he'll make a mistake, and make the class laugh with his recovery comment (in his cool accent). He does move through the content kind of quickly sometimes, but he's very willing to help students learn. The midterms and the final are designed to keep the class at a reasonable average, and if the class does poorly on any of the tests he'll adjust the others to bring the average up again. Though he doesn't directly curve test grades, 5% of your total grade is available to be earned back through extra credit, and the overall class is curved to the extent that 63-67% is a C. Overall, Shaban is a fantastic professor, and one could only hope to be as dope as he is.