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Calvin Troup
Professor in the Communication department
at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Overall Quality
3.2
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Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.7
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49 Student Ratings
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09/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Comm 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

It is better to consider other professors to take a public speaking class. In his class, you will be writing and reading much more rather than the speeches them selves.

06/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
COMM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Don't take his class unless you want several hours each week handwriting multiple page journal responses to mundane, irrelevant, and mind-numbing readings that are often characterized by nothing germane to the class other than it tickled the professors fancy. Why am I reading theological discourse by CS Lewis in a communication class?

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Troup is an inspiring guy. He has such a vast knowledge base and is just brilliant. His ideas that he'd present in class always had me thinking for a while after I'd already left the class. The slight difficulty is DEFINITELY worth it.

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Troup is an inspiring guy. He has such a vast knowledge base and is just brilliant. His ideas that he'd present in class always had me thinking for a while after I'd already left the class. The slight difficulty is DEFINITELY worth it.

07/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
comm201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr Group did a great job teaching comm 201. He is knows his field and loves to get others interested in it. The books that we read were appropriate and thought provoking. I recommend taking Dr Troup.

12/19/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had Dr. Troup for Comm. in a technological age, and loved the class. He is big on class discussion, and the work was not hard. Extrememly time consuming, but not hard. He had the TAs do most of the grading, but he did all the teaching. Not as easy a grader on midterms and finals as he is for everything else, beware.

08/25/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
commtech Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I had him for a communication technology class. He's a nice guy and the class wasn't too difficult. It was time consuming in terms of reading and journals but the information wasn't hard to understand. The class was kind of repetitious but I'd take him again.

07/27/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
COMM300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The teacher was friendly and willing to help. The class was not as much work as everyone seems to say. There were journals due once a week, but they only had to be a page long and they didn't take that long to do. If you skim through the material you're able to do the work. He is an easy grader. The only bad thing was he kept us late.

11/09/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
InterPCom Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Troup enjoys teaching and understands the material very well. This was one of my all time favorite classes. He thinks and challenges you to think.

05/18/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Comm103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The class is easy if you do the journals well every week. The mid term was easy because of the study guide that was given. At the end of the term, he will give you the choice to take the final or not, so do good throughout the semester so you dont have to take the final.

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