All Ratings and Reviews for Greg J Rasmussen
Stay away from this class!!! This guy does not know how to administer a test for a 50 minute class. The test is desinged for a 90 to 120 minute class but instead you rush through it and than get marked down for not including everything. His lecture style is disorganized, he does not know how to maximize his time and his grading is inconprehensible. The topic might have been more interesting if you actually had time to think about it instead of rushing through it and worrying about your grade. He should learn how to teach someplace else, maybe a community college.
This class was small so my experience with Rasmussen is atypical. But he was a very nice guy that is easily approachable. As far is grading is concerned, he is fair and gives excellent feedback to improve yourself and your writing. Sometimes he is inconsistent with what he wants. Two times in the class he gave instructions for an assignment, and then a few weeks later he said something else, but forgot that he told us something completely different. When we were confused, he didn't understand why. Other than that, he is a good professor. I haven't recieved my grade yet for this class, so my review is unbiased. However, I give Rasmussen an A-/B+.
At first I agreed with the majority of the opinions regarding this prof and the course, but I have to admit that the material itself was not difficult. When I got my act together, I realized that even if the prof couldn'r relay the material in a completely accurate manner, I could still get it from the readings. The prof is not the most organized person, and seemed confused about what he was saying half the time, but that didn't prevent me from doing well in the class, I just couldn't rely on the prof to digest everything for me. You have to actually put some effort into this course, but it was an interesting topic and I actually learned something.
lectures and readings are poorly organized, hard tests, just not a good class
He makes sure the students fully understand material. His tests are fair and if you show up and do the readings there is no reason you cant get an A. I highly recommend him.
Rasmussen is very knowledgable about the subject and you can tell he is very passionate about conflict resolution. My only complaint is that his lectures have soooooo much info. in them, it is impossible to keep up. Good lecturer, hard class, easy grader.
I was one of the unfortunate people who took him right after he go his Ph.D.
He didn't not know how to teach. He was unsure of himself and couldn't answer people's questions.
I personally liked this professor a lot. His primary concern was that students understand the material. Sometimes he was so concerned about getting his point across that he would not go through the all the information he had planned to cover. What I liked the most was that he was extremely organized.
Not a teacher, but a preacher.
Expects you to regurgitate his liberal dogma verbatim.
Also, it\355s a bit odd, but sometimes he gets confused after lecturing for 20 minutes and asks you to cross out your notes because he explained things back-ass-words.
You will love him if you are a peace worshipping, Bush hating, Israel hating, tree hugging, vegetarian, America hater. If you have half a milligram of conservative or rational blood in you then you will find yourself raising your hand every minute, or so, in an attempt to question his facts or assumptions.
Other then the aforementioned, he is overall a nice guy who makes himself available. He is never negative or confrontational. Feel free to ask questions, but don\355t always expect a rational answer.
rasmussen is really a nice guy. he doesn't really try to trick you in anyway. his lecture style is interesting - he opens the floor to questions and comments a lot, which can be his downfall as we have to rush through the materials to get everything in by the next exam. i found myself drifting in lecture a lot because of this but when he does lecture, be prepared to write quickly if you're a comprehensive note taker.
his exams are fair. there were three tests - the class was divided into three sections, and the exams were not cumulative. if you attend lecture, he will give you "study questions" on the reading and lecture so that it can help your studying on the exams. it really did help on a few questions as the exam questions were rather similiar. the only bad thing about his exams is the short time limit - only 70 minutes to complete them. BUT IT IS DOABLE! i have managed to finish nearly every exam at least five minutes early. there were a few "gimme" questions - simple ones such as "when was the NPT signed" that were worth 1%. the biggest emphasis are on the essay questions, always worth the largest chunk. (essays are over half of the points on each exam)
his overall emphasis is that you understand the material. that's why it may seem like some things are hammered into you over and over.
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