Naijun Zhou

This professor has taught: GEOG170, GEOG306, GEOG373, GEOG473, GEOG475, GEOG498J, GEOG498K, GEOG652, GEOG655, GEOG674, PUAF689G
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Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Anonymous
05/17/2022
Engaging lecturer, he thoroughly explains concepts and connects material with its real-life application. In addition, he has a great personality.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/15/2021
Definitely take this class with Dr. Zhou! He is a good teacher and wants to make everything clear to his students. He is very helpful and you can tell he really cares about his students and their understanding of the subjects. The class grade is made up of only the lab homeworks and then the practical test and final exam. He also curves the final grades so an 85 is an A.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG170

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/08/2021
Class is very easy, but can be boring at times. He is super nice and understanding, but his accent is a little hard to understand at times (especially with a mask). Lectures are him teaching off of slides which are all posted online anyway.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Expecting an A
mpevey
11/12/2013
Professor Zhou is a great professor! He is very difficult to understand at times but all his lectures are posted online so even if you don't understand him in speaking you can still follow along on the slides. His labs are really straight forward with easy to follow step by step directions, If you actually show up and try for the labs you're gonna end up doing pretty good on them. His exams are worth only 10 points each, they barely effect the overall grade but are still very important to do good on. He gives awesome study guides that make studying super easy. Oh did I mention that for his GIS technical classes an 85+ is an A? FYI, I'm a GIS major so I may find this easier then someone who has never been introduced to the topic.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Expecting an A
mchives
03/27/2012
I think professor Zhou is very good and helpful professor. You can tell he actually wants you to understand the subject. Although he does have an accent he really isn't that hard to understand. He explains things well and is good overall
Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Expecting an A
rose11
12/26/2011
This course is pretty simple. Dr. Zhou is a little hard to understand because of his accent, but he is a very nice professor. Lecture can drag on and at times be very boring, but it is important to attend. Dr. Zhou sometimes does calculations on the board that he does not include in his PowerPoints, and these calculations are usually on the exams. There are two midterms and a final, plus lab assignments. Lab is held every other week, so you have plenty of time to work on the assignments. There is a take home lab practical at the end of the semester, but it's not difficult. The TA's are readily available if you need any help on anything. An 85% or higher in this course is considered an A, so there is a nice curve. Dr. Zhou posts exams for previous semesters, of which he reuses some questions. Attend lecture, take time on your labs, and you will do well in this class.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Expecting an A
Siema101
12/24/2011
Zhou is a pleasant professor. The other reviews are pretty accurate in that the material isn't too difficult, but you will definitely need to attend class and study if you want to understand the calculation/methods for the exams. He does his best to make sure everyone learns and will go through something again if people don't understand. The lab portion of the class involves pretty much following instructions to do a lab, then doing a homework based on the lab. The lab practical is pretty difficult and in general most of the class has no idea how to do half of the practical because the labs don't prepare you for it all that well. I would take another class with him though.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG373

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/30/2011
The class is pretty straightforward-3 exams, each one non cumulative, plus the lab work. Prof. Zhou can be a bit hard to understand and can drag on sometimes, but it's not too demanding of a class. He posts the slides online, and he does give random quizzes in class, so make sure you attend as much as possible. TA was pretty helpful, and labs aren't too bad if you put time into it. Be prepared to spend a good chunk of time on the practical. Quizzes are good hints for what will be on the exams. I started out by not doing too well but managed to pull up my grade to an A after catching on to the class. Since I can't post two separate reviews, I'll just say a little bit about GEOG473, which is very similar. The only difference is that there is no practical, there are only two exams, each of which is worth a little bit more individually (44%, 22% each). The labs are a little bit simpler actually and you don't have one due each week-instead there are five homeworks, with each homework consisting of several different labs. Be sure to attend the labs so you can receive assistant from the TA, who was very helpful. Also, even though powerpoints are posted on ELMS, attending lecture can be helpful, especially since there are random pop quizzes which provide hints of what is to come on the exams. As in Geog373, Zhou providse previous exams and outlines to guide your studies, which I recommend using.
Naijun Zhou
GEOG306

rhewitt
01/11/2010
Tough to understand a lot of the time. Gave "attendance" quizzes. Pretty liberal on the exams, open books, open notes, even OPEN LAPTOP. Course was graded with a curve, 85% was an A.