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Bernard Hagerty
Professor in the History department
at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
are you Bernard Hagerty?
Overall Quality
4.6
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.7
Easiness
4.0
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67 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
1000 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Participation matters" "Skip class? You won't pass."

The Capstone in US and UK relations is a great class, and it is student driven. Bernie facilitates conversation, and says why he picked each book you read, but then the students spark the conversation. He interjects, but mostly lets students talk for participation. He is a tough grader, but the assignments are fairly easy.

11/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
1181 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-
"Gives good feedback" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

Bernie is a tough grader, but he makes you a better writer. His lectures are great. He cares about what he teaches, and it is so obvious how much he loves teaching. He is interesting, funny, and very helpful. If you are unclear on something or need help with a topic or a paper, he will help you during his office hours.

10/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 0139 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Respected by students" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Dr. Hagerty is the man! This is my third class with him at Pitt and I wish I had time to take more! His tests are easy if you take notes in class, and he takes attendance, which counts for a significant part of your grade. But his lectures are fun. He has a lot of useless knowledge, but it makes lecture funny. He also sings, which is fantastic.

10/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 0139 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Would take again" "Amazing lectures" "Hilarious"

I really love Bernie's Vikings class. It's not even his usual area of expertise, but he amazes me with his vast knowledge and endless enthusiasm. He's such a fun, engaging professor. The lectures seem to fly by. So far, we haven't been assigned much, and the TA is a fair grader. Would love to take more classes with him in the future.

04/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist1109 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher! Very knowledgable about the information! No exams, just 3 essays and a final essay, all of which are very flexible in their topic. I enjoyed learning and going to class. He replies to emails promptly and is very helpful. He's very enthusiastic about history and makes it fun. Absolutely one of my most favorite teachers and classes.

10/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hagerty is the man! I had no interest in British history before taking this class but he made it fun and interesting. Only papers, no tests, and he is extremely helpful in deciding research topics. Highly recommended!

08/24/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
western civ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was a cool guy, he was really interested in the subject. Class was pretty easy and he always gave study guides for the tests. I had to study for two solid afternoons for the three tests-- one of looking up the terms, another memorizing them. Solid class

01/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor! Ended with an A. Takes attendance. Tests on the * vocab words he gives you. Expect to write essays. Only a midterm and final but they were mainly essays he gives you the prompts before the test. Mainly just remember you can't completely blow this class off when it comes to studying for tests. If you study you'll end with an A.

02/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
europ1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Entertaining. Tries hard and is likable. Work is hard but TA's are helpful.

12/26/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

AMAZING PROFESSOR! Nice guy. Easy class, but TA sucked (he did the grading). No tests, all reports/papers. Turned in my final research paper 4 days late on accident but he didnt take any points off when i explained. In class notes on paper topics are the only ones you need. Highly Recommended.

12/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
H1175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is clearly passionate about the topic of xenophobia in modern europe. however, there is no pressure to really pay attention to what he is talking about - even though most of it is very interesting. His TA is not very helpful, he does most of the grading though. The inflections in BHs voice make his lectures about certain topics seem overdramatic

04/28/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist1016 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This course is a total joke. I feel terrible saying that, because hagerty's a nice, likable guy...but the course? Ha. Not an easy joke either. The assignments are juvenile and the expectations impossible. Book reports, "note quizzes" that you Surprise! are told day of you can't use notes on. Lectures ramble, uninformative. TA does all the grading.

01/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Hagerty is awesome! Lectures are mandatory but he keeps them interesting. Sometimes he gets off topic but he always ties it back in. I'm taking another course from him because I liked him so much.

12/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Such a wonderful professor and nice man. Also, very understanding if issues occurs. I had printing problems the day my final paper was due and he let me email it to him. There are papers due almost every week, so the class can be demanding at times. Also, classes are mandatory! Other than that, I enjoyed and recomnend the class.

12/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof Hagerty taught my Writing Seminar, US-British Relations. The course is demanding only in that you are going to be writing CONSTANTLY. But, I have to say I've improved more as a writer in his class than any other. He's incredibly helpful and holds wonderful discussions. Willing to let you explain your point and willing to clarify his.

03/31/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
histxeno Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

nice guy, good lecturer. fairly interesting subject material. TA does all the grading. he's pretty helpful with things and enjoys working with students.

03/26/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very interseting class and topic matter. relaxed enviroment and open for discussion.

01/30/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST1180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent lecturer. Ended up doing a decent bit of writing, but I can't say I mind it too much. If you are strong willed in you're arguments and provide good evidence he's a pretty good grader (even if he doesn't agree with you). Highly recommended.

01/28/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1016 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Irish in America. Great class, wonderful professor. This class is the reason I became a history major. Lectures had nothing to do with the quizzes or papers, but Bernie made it fun to go to. Sets one class aside for Irish music, dancing, and other such fun. Great guy, still talk to him when I see him in the History department.

12/08/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST0101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor. Makes every lecture interesting and entertaining. Very good at facilitating useful discussions. Clearly he enjoys what he does and knows a lot about it. Sort of tough grader, but has useful comments.

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