Derelian, Doris  

Food Science and Nutrition

3.83/4.00

12 evaluations


FSN 250


Freshman
A
General Ed
Dec 2014
One of the best teachers at Poly. Not a tough grader, a super passionate sweet lady who loves teaching a class. She is amazing professor and her class was so fun to take, I am so glad I got her and I highly recommend it!!


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jan 2015
Great professor! She explains the material quite thoroughly in class so the textbook is rarely necessary. Grading is fairly easy and the assignments aren't incredibly time. Tests and assignments aren't too difficult and she offers extra credit so getting a good grade isn't hard with good work ethic. Overall, the course is interesting and an excellent way to satisfy some GE requirements


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jan 2015
This class is extremely easy and very interesting! She is also an awesome professor who really cares about the students. She is very nice and gives you so much extra credit opportunities you could almost pass the class with just the extra credit essays. Not only is it an easy class, but it is also really interesting and the group project was really fun! I suggest bringing in food for your group project, everyone in my class did and it made them much more fun!


Freshman
A
General Ed
May 2015
Best teacher I've had so far. If you can get into this class, take it! She is super sweet and gives a TON of extra credit. You can get an A with just the extra credit


Freshman
A
General Ed
Feb 2016
Professor Derelian was a great teacher, and a super sweet lady all around. You can get an A just by paying attention in class. In addition, the class was super interesting! I would DEFINITELY recommend taking this class, or any other class she is teaching.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Feb 2016
Dr. Derelian is the most eccentric, knowledgeable, understanding person I have ever met! She is extremely well educated about nutrition, and has done her fair share of college. TAKE HER CLASS. You will learn a lot, it is not a lot of work and she is a fair grader. Her tests are super easy. I LOVE Dr. Derelian and I promise you will too. She is AMAZING!


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Dec 2016
She was an amazing teacher that was both interesting and intelligent. He class wan enjoyable and I can honestly say I learned a lot from her! Also is an easy grader and does not assign too hard of a workload.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2017
Dr. Derelian is such a great professor. She presents material very well and it is clear she is very enthusiastic about the course. She keeps students engaged and has a way of bringing all the fun in learning about food culture. There's one midterm, a take home midterm(essay writing), and a final. The final is a presentation and people usually bring foods of their country to share with the class. Definitely a stress-relief during finals week. Pretty easy class! Just look over the notes and handouts she gives you and you'll get an A. Loved this class and an amazing professor and I would definitely recommend her.

FSN 415


Senior
N/A
Required (Major)
Dec 2013
I absolutely LOVED this class!!! Dr. D is an AMAZING teacher! She is passionate about the topics that she teaches and she is driven to make sure that the students in her class are learning what they need to learn to be successful. She has two exams in which are very easy, however some may say that she is a hard grader, it is because she believes that her tests are very easy. However, you just need to make sure that you are giving COMPLETE answers and you can't really guess or BS your way through. Just make sure you take your time and write out complete thoughts. There is also an extra credit opportunity in case you fail the first exam and can actually raise your grade significantly. There is a group project. Personally, I hate group projects, but this one is very rewarding. You get to go out into the community and teach a nutrition topic to regular people in the SLO area. It is a learning experience, Dr. D doesn't care if it is a fail because the whole point is to learn how to improve your own or group's performance on approaching the project. She is very understanding and sympathetic to her students, so if there is any clarification or ANYTHING needed she is always willing to help out in any way she can. Dr. D is an amazing professor and I hope I can take another class with her!!!


Senior
B
Required (Major)
May 2015
I don't have much to say besides Dr. D is one of the best professors at Cal Poly. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite professors here. She's very passionate, funny, and fair with her grading.


Senior
A
Required (Major)
Feb 2016
Dr. Derelian is, by far, the most qualified professor I have had at Cal Poly. With an extensive background in education and one of the most entertaining personalities, it's hard NOT to pay attention to her! I had Dr. D for 250 and 415, and will be delighted to have her for senior project. Dr. D is dedicated, reasonable, and knows exactly how to lead students to success (after all, she teaches a whole course on how to do so). She is lovely!

ZOO 815


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Nov 2016
What else is there to say? Fine person, nothing interesting. Class was meh... Blah, blah, blah... Fine person.