Carrie Russell at Vanderbilt University

Carrie Russell

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 3.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/29/14

PSCI 260

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

This is probably my favorite class I have taken at Vanderbilt. Prof. R is fantastic and truly cares. I didn't fully read the textbook at all, since there aren't any quizzes. As long as you have a basic idea, and can answer at least vaguely a question she asks, you'll be fine. 3 assignments, all plainly laid out, and graded easily. Easy A.

5/6/13

PSCI 260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Russell is one of my favorite professors at Vanderbilt! I've had 3 classes with her. If you're interested in law school, take her class. Attendance is mandatory, participation is important, and there's a lot of reading. If you're willing to do all the reading you're fine. Her grading isn't bad; she's clear on what she wants.

4/15/13

PSCI115F

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely love her. She's harsh sometimes but she's a clear lecturer and she knows what she's doing. Make sure you do the reading-- it's essential. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with her!!!

12/17/12

PSCI265

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Main problem with class: it is essentially you reading the textbook; every class period is simply a recollection of the reading for that day, with no critical analysis. I got nothing from the actual class itself. She also often deflects questions she doesn't know the answer to by saying, "Well, what do you guys think?" Really nice lady, though.

12/12/12

PSCI265

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Russell is one of Vanderbilt's best. If you're interested in law - take her class. The class is a great way to see if you're actually interested in law school. Her grading is fair, and she's very clear about what she wants. The reading is required, so if you don't want to do it, don't take the class. If you do the work, you'll do well.

10/31/12

PSCI265

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class! If you have any interest in Law School this is a Must take class! One of my favorite classes.

10/1/12

PSCI265

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Frustrating class. She runs class by Socratic method which means reading is essential. However, it also means class is just a resuscitation of the reading with no additional knowledge provided. Also you have to read all 672 pages of the Constitutional Law textbook which is exactly as fun as it sounds. More work than its worth, take another class.

4/30/12

PSCI262

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Russell is awesome! She is very clear and straightforward, and super nice and helpful. She also has guest judges and lawyers which is cool. However, the class is pretty reading intensive. Do the homework and show up and you'll be fine.

4/25/12

PSCI262

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Russell is one of the nicest professors I've had. She was very understanding and approachable. You shouldn't skip the readings because she may pick on you, and since participation is so heavily weighted, you probably don't want to get caught off guard. If you follow the directions, you will do well.

4/18/12

PSCI262

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really sweet lady, and genuinely nice. Class was VERY reading intensive, though, which required a lot of time outside of class. Also offers lots of in-class guests who come in that are lawyers/judges in Nashville - pretty cool. Class wasn't too difficult, although certainly not a complete blowoff. She's beautiful, too.

12/20/11

PSCI115F

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a good professor, and the material is presented in an EXTREMELY interesting manner. However, I dislike her grading scale, which makes it virtually impossible to make an A even after much work. She is very nice however, and is willing to look over your papers when you have questions.

11/16/11

PSCI262

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a smart prof who still manages to be approachable and non-intimidating. Class expectations are reasonable and straightforward. Don't skip or half-a** the assignments, and you?ll do well. She is the clearest lecturer of the 7 PSCI profs I?ve taken. Some readings can be difficult (even if they?re 5 pages) but are explained well in class.

1/3/09

PSCI100

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

she curves the grades down. not a difficult class but theres not reason for that

12/30/08

PSCI100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you pay attention and read the lecture notes you'll do fine. The midterm/final were VERY straightforward.. almost all of the multi choice questions were on previous quizzes. If you've taken a US history course you won't learn that much.. but its okay for a basic polisci class.

12/12/08

PSCI100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is pretty straightforward. Attendance is mandatory because she gives pop quizzes. If you scan the readings and pay attention in class, you'll do fine. However, if you're absent (even if you have an excuse), she won't help you. Lowest quiz grade dropped, fairly easy midterm. Good instructor, extra credit available if you work for it.

12/10/08

Psci100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is book based. We discuss topics based on a book that explores current issues in the US. We use a text book for quizzes and exams. There is extra credit. There are pop quizzes. We do watch movies. She is fair and clear. She is willing to meet with you.

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