Allan Stam at University of Michigan

Allan Stam

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/7/13

Polsci 160

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting lectures, but basically of no importance to any of the exams. Very unorganized.

5/5/13

POLSCI 160

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Stam is very knowledgable and has excellent lecturing skills. However, this class from an administrative aspect was a joke. The lectures consisted of random, highly specific information that wasn't on exams, he didn't cover the book but you still had to read it, section was worthless, he didnt follow the syllabus and exams were poorly written

12/10/12

CICS301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely one of my favorite professors I've had so far. Great lecturer. Enthusiastic and keeps things interesting. I even looked forward to going to class. Not sure what he's like in a smaller class setting, but great for a large lecture.

10/28/12

CICS301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably my favorite teacher to ever exist. Lectures are actually enjoyable. Some topics can be a tad dry but he does a fantastic job of making them interesting. Had him for POLSCI 160 as well and did well. Definitely a prof that prepares you for the real world.

4/26/12

polsc005

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was an interesting professor but honestly I did not like this class. Other GSI's were probably more helpful than mine but still it was a frustrating class. For one he doesn't post lecture slides and on top of the lecture is kinda all over the place. Also, my GSI was not helpful and I would say was even misleading on what we should study.

4/16/12

POLSC160

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an extremely bias professor. Refuses to post slides but goes through them way too fast in class to ever copy down all of the notes. Reading is absolutely necessary as you will be tested on things from the reading that you never talk about in class or section. Definitely not the best class to take.

11/20/11

POLSC389

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stam seems intimidating but is secretly a really good teacher and shows real-world applications of his class. Very sarcastic and blunt. Not sure how many of us are getting A's, but if you make an effort you shouldn't fail. Go to lecture - they're really interesting and the readings are ignored. He has great personal stories.

4/29/11

PS160

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the most interesting profs at umich. Would definitely take any class of his. Makes lectures easy to understand, only down fall is there's heavy use of the textbooks so you HAVE to read. Total badass though.

4/27/11

CICS301

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Classes covered a wide range of topics-- kept it interesting. It definitely was a plus that he didn't do the grading! It is impossible to get a hold of him, but the GSI was more than helpful if we needed it. Good class (UMMA Auditorium didn't hurt either!!)

4/20/11

polsc160

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Stam is awesome. He is extremely smart and accomplished yet humorous at the same time. I would take any course with him. He is willing to meet outside of office hours and if you are interested in the Political Science field he is totally there to help you. Also, very sexy man.

3/31/11

CICS301

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fun class to go to. Since he does none of the grading, it's relatively easy. However, there are a fair amount of assignments. Overall, interesting lectures and he's very funny.

2/8/11

PS389

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof. Makes some mistakes and generalizations about regions he doesn't know. However, he is entertaining and lectures go by fast.

1/17/11

PS301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

11/25/10

CICS301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Entertaining and lecture very well. Provides power points and podcasts. At the same time, does not give a damn about his students. He just does not care, yet he is still one of the most fascinating professors I have ever had. I would take a class with him again. Make sure to come to lectures.

8/3/10

poli160

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved professor Stam. He was really funny, and his knowledge of the subject seemed infinite. I didn't mind the 9 o'clock class because he was a great lecturer. His head GSI got better as the semester progressed.

7/8/10

Pol160

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would take any class prof. stam teaches. He's funny/interesting and worth getting up for at 9:00am. GSI does make a big difference because they the grade essays

5/4/10

PS160

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stam is a great; he makes waking up at 9AM (most of the times) worth it. He's pretty engaging and the material in the lectures is really interesting. However, I feel like what section/GSI you get is going to affect your experience in the class. I had a great GSI, so I loved the class, but some of my friends had the head GSI and had an awful time.

4/1/10

hist160

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, lectures are really funny. The tests are fairly easy, and the papers are really precise. There is a lot of reading, but if you know the main concepts it's not really mandatory to read everything in depth. He's really smart and makes you want to learn world politics.

3/30/10

PS160

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer, very strict grading, strict policy on cheating, reading is mandatory, exams are specific, lectures are very interesting and worth getting up at 9 am for.

12/1/09

PS389

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lectures, but grading is opaque, and desired outcome (read: what he wants on your exam) is never made clear. Astroturfs this website (see review dated 12/11/08) and has a colossal ego. Don't be afraid to kick it back in his face with a snarky response or two. It's not like he'll ever learn your name anyway.

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