John S Langdon
Department of History
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Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
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Workload 2.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Jan. 2, 2015

I LOVE Doc Langdon. I took 191 and then 114a with him last year and he quickly became one of my all time favorite professors.

He is SO dynamic and puts so much into every lecture. He is always happy to chat with you before class, or during office hours, and makes an effort to get to know students names and things about them.

If you are lucky enough to have the chance to take History 191 with him, go for it. He created an amazing environment and I know I retained way more information than I do in most other classes!

He's also funny, and kind, but fair. Put the work in to get an A or a B and it's yours... don't and he won't just give you the grade anyway.

We love you, Doc!

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Sept. 11, 2014

Professor John "Doc" Langdon, where do I begin...

Let me start by saying that I have taken 114A - History of Rome and 191C - World War II with Professor Langdon and both were GREAT classes!

Professor Langdon or "Doc," as he likes to go by, is hands down the best professor I have ever had. He is a real quality guy- very personable and friendly. He always goes out of his way to make students feel welcomed in his classes. Doc always makes a good effort to get to know each of his students names regardless the class size, and in his smaller classes he brings candy for the class almost every day! Pretty cool of him. Doc is a true historian in every sense of the word. He loves what he does, and his lectures and presentations are packed with endless historical knowledge. If you ever have to miss a class, or fall behind, or are lost in class, Professor Langdon is very approachable and is always willing to give you notes/lecture recordings and personally catch you up on the material. He is also very flexible, and almost always on campus if you need him.

Langdon's classes are a lot of work, but very rewarding. His classes are usually based on just 1 midterm (50%) and 1 final (50%), and his exams are very fair. Doc's lectures can be very over-whelming at times because Langdon is a geyser, spewing historical facts and information. But don't be too worried about writing down every thing he talks about in class. Langdon will ALWAYS go back and reiterate the important points that you need to know. The readings he assigns are extensive, but they do clearly break down the material and are often more interesting than most class readings. Langdon's exams are all in-class, written exams and cover material from the entire course. He will always hold review sessions before where he breaks down important things for the exams. I studied very hard for the final in both 114A and 191C and got an A- on both. Bottom line: Langdon's classes are a lot of work, but you will truly learn something valuable and be proud of yourself by the end of the course.

TIPS TO HISTORY MAJORS: I took my 191 seminar with Langdon in the summer and it was EASY! The class was based off of one 10-minute presentation on a WWII topic, and a final. It was a typical work-hard do-well Langdon class, but was much shorter and more relaxed than I would imagine it to be during the 10 week semester.

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Jan. 2, 2015

I LOVE Doc Langdon. I took 191 and then 114a with him last year and he quickly became one of my all time favorite professors.

He is SO dynamic and puts so much into every lecture. He is always happy to chat with you before class, or during office hours, and makes an effort to get to know students names and things about them.

If you are lucky enough to have the chance to take History 191 with him, go for it. He created an amazing environment and I know I retained way more information than I do in most other classes!

He's also funny, and kind, but fair. Put the work in to get an A or a B and it's yours... don't and he won't just give you the grade anyway.

We love you, Doc!

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Sept. 11, 2014

Professor John "Doc" Langdon, where do I begin...

Let me start by saying that I have taken 114A - History of Rome and 191C - World War II with Professor Langdon and both were GREAT classes!

Professor Langdon or "Doc," as he likes to go by, is hands down the best professor I have ever had. He is a real quality guy- very personable and friendly. He always goes out of his way to make students feel welcomed in his classes. Doc always makes a good effort to get to know each of his students names regardless the class size, and in his smaller classes he brings candy for the class almost every day! Pretty cool of him. Doc is a true historian in every sense of the word. He loves what he does, and his lectures and presentations are packed with endless historical knowledge. If you ever have to miss a class, or fall behind, or are lost in class, Professor Langdon is very approachable and is always willing to give you notes/lecture recordings and personally catch you up on the material. He is also very flexible, and almost always on campus if you need him.

Langdon's classes are a lot of work, but very rewarding. His classes are usually based on just 1 midterm (50%) and 1 final (50%), and his exams are very fair. Doc's lectures can be very over-whelming at times because Langdon is a geyser, spewing historical facts and information. But don't be too worried about writing down every thing he talks about in class. Langdon will ALWAYS go back and reiterate the important points that you need to know. The readings he assigns are extensive, but they do clearly break down the material and are often more interesting than most class readings. Langdon's exams are all in-class, written exams and cover material from the entire course. He will always hold review sessions before where he breaks down important things for the exams. I studied very hard for the final in both 114A and 191C and got an A- on both. Bottom line: Langdon's classes are a lot of work, but you will truly learn something valuable and be proud of yourself by the end of the course.

TIPS TO HISTORY MAJORS: I took my 191 seminar with Langdon in the summer and it was EASY! The class was based off of one 10-minute presentation on a WWII topic, and a final. It was a typical work-hard do-well Langdon class, but was much shorter and more relaxed than I would imagine it to be during the 10 week semester.

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4.2
Overall Rating
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Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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