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Jay Carney
Professor in the Religion department
at Creighton University, Omaha, NE
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
2.3
Helpfulness
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21 Student Ratings
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10/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
73584 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Papers? More like novels" "Tough Grader"

Jay Carney is a nice guy if he isn't your professor. Be prepared to write more papers than you ever will for an intro level class. His midterms and finals are papers over things that aren't even in his power points. DO NOT TAKE his class.

11/30/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

On the first day of class I loved him because he's so young, funny, and energetic! However, as the course went on his class got really hard and it seems like he expects too much for a 100 level course. He's a great guy and I respect him a lot, but unless you have a strong background in theology, I don't recommend taking him.

11/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Great Teacher recommend him to anyone. He is really a nice guy and he works with you when you need help. I don't know why other people dislike him because he is a pretty knowledgeable teacher and one of my favorites. Must take professor.

11/12/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney really knows his stuff. However, he fails to understand that nobody cares about the discussions as much as he does. He is almost too smart to be teaching an introduction course. Overall, it's just a GPA killer.

11/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney is one of the best professors at Creighton. Many people complained that it was too hard, but i found that if you did the work, you got an A. He is so fun to be in class with and enthusiastic. Makes all powerpoints available. Grades are multiple choice tests, participation (easy 100), and 4 response essays (two pages, easy A). TAKE HIM!!

04/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
THL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney is a solid choice for a theology class. I had no prior knowledge in this subject and did quite well. His class is not that hard as long as you do the work. Basic layout for his class is 3 exams which aren't too bad as long as you study, 4 1-2 page papers, and a 4-5 page paper on a historical figure. Really enthusiastic too. Take him.

11/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney keeps the class interesting with constant enthusiasm. Good morning class for me. People have complained about his tests, but I think they are straightforward. Also, start the project early. I didn't and thats the one thing that prevented me from getting an easy..

05/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class was awesome. Dr. Carney is an amazing teacher. The key is taking good notes. I never read the textbook, but I paid attention in class and took really good notes and did very well in his class. Dr. Carney is super passionate about this subject and I thoroughly enjoyed this class and his teaching style.

04/10/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, very passionate about Theology. His lectures are very clear, taking notes and paying attention is a must. He posts powerpoints online, which makes things easier, and reading the textbook is necessary (although boring). Very cool teacher, very tough grader, worth taking.

04/04/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney is not that bad! If you actually put the effort into the class you will do fine. He is really funny and really passionate about the subject matter. I feel like he has taught me so much and I do not regret having him for THL 100. Put the appropriate time into it and you will get at least a B. Do not be scared to take him. He is not bad!

04/02/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice, funny guy, who is really interested in theology. He knows his stuff. BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO CLASS! He posts the powerpoints online, so you can type addition info he says in lectures. He grades pretty tough but if you study your notes, and do the reading, you will be okay on exams.

01/10/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE! He is awful for a 100 level course. Unless you have 15 hours a week to devote to theology, take someone else.

12/14/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney is a great guy... But this class is super difficult for a 100 level class. Don't plan on getting an A on a test unless you list EVERYTHING that he thinks should be on each essay. Great guy, Great Teacher, Difficult Class, Made it Awful Combination.

11/29/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney is a great guy. His lectures are very detailed and he expects the same level of detail on each of his tests. The class is based on 3 tests (lowest 1 dropped) as well as a take home essay final exam. Also, there is a presentation and a paper as well. His class is tough and I think he would be a great higher level teacher- not THL 100.

11/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is funny, knows his material, and is passionate about it. His tests can be difficult, but he gives a study guide saying exactly what it will be over, including the possible essays. I paid attention in class and reviewed the study guide to receive an A on every test and paper. If you don't blow it off as an easy 100 level class you will be fine.

11/15/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor is a great guy, however, he is extremely difficult. He admits to being tough on grading. Definitely do not take him if you are new to theology! My mistake! However, if you are good at theology the class should be interesting.

11/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you feel like taking a class completely by yourself and have no help from the teacher take this class. All the lectures are boring lists of facts off the powerpoints. His tests are long and hard to complete within the time period. So if you want to be frustrated, welcome......

11/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carney tries to be really funny and has some of the cornyest jokes ever. But BEWARE he is a very difficult grader and this class will kill your GPA. Even though he says to come in and ask for help he still doesn't get your questions answered. Personally don't think that he should be teaching a 100 level class. Good Luck!

11/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THL100 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

Dr. Carney is a great teacher. He gives study guides that tell everything that will be on the test, explicitly stating the essays. Great guy, great class!

11/09/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
THL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a super fun and energetic guy who cracks corny jokes and is SOMETIMES really funny in lecture. HOWEVER, beware. He will kill your gpa. Try reading the book, looking up on google, referring to lecture, memorizing every date he gives you and you will still do no better than a C on the tests. Really subjective grader.Awful experience. Dont take

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