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Eric Smigel
Professor in the Music department
at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
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Overall Quality
4.8
Average Grade
A
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4.8
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
4.4
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11/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSIC 351 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

This class is amazing. Its amazing, interesting, great. The professor knows what he's talking about and is hilarious and inspirational. 1010 would recommend. Especially if you have any interest at all in music or drug culture.

08/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psychedelic Roc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

best class. actually learned something about life that is useful, how to get more out of life. Dont skip the class, just show up everyday and you'll learn the class isnt about just music, but how each artist viewed the world and perceived it differently due to psychedelic drugs. AWESOME class.

07/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSIC 351 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Really fun and interactive online course. I took Psychedelic Rock over the summer, and although it was fast paced, it was easy to maintain and an overall great experience. TAKE!

06/19/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MUSIC351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I LOVED THIS CLASS. Although the class is 3 hrs long and what not, professor Smigel does a really good job at maintaining interest through out the whole time. You take 3 tests, if you go to class and do the work, you'll get an A. Tests aren't as easy as you think, so don't let it fool you. Awesome class, def one of my favorites.

05/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUS 351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

EASIEST CLASS EVER. Honestly if you go to class easy to get an A...You don't have to go though. Quizzes every week online but they're direct from lecture. Make sure you know the songs inside and out cause they're half of eachest. Eric is super chill and funny, makes class easy. Great professor!! Easy A! 50 pts extra credit for a concert!

12/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSIC351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

LOVE HIM. Psychedelic Rock was the most interesting class ever. Attend class just for extra notes, the password and to just watch him. He's so entertaining, cause he's a goofy little dude. The tests aren't very hard, just know the key terms and the musical elements and you'll be fine. DO the extra credit, especially the concert, easy 50 pnts.

07/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUSIC408A 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

Amazing. Only wants to bring the best out of you, and is genuinely happy for you when he succeeds.

07/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took the online course for the summer, very easy and gives alot of quizes but if you pay attention you will do just fine. He's easy

06/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSIC351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Smigel rocks, literally.. Don't have to go to lectures, quiz questions can almost entirely be found online, tests require fairly little preparation. Class IS interesting tho and he does a great job teaching. Go to class and get an A

12/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class was so easy yet so fun. The Mid-term and Final were the easiest exams in my entire college life. Professor Smigel has a kind and goofy personality, but that?s what makes his lectures enjoyable. What a cool course to learn about the culture and music of the 1960?s. Highly recommend you take this.

11/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Music351C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really fun class. Most quiz and exam questions come from the lectures so it's really important to go to every class. A few questions were only found in the reading but not really enough to make a difference if you missed them. He makes the class really fun so you don't have trouble paying attention.

05/25/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Music351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really nice and kind of corky guy. His lectures are a little unorganized and he goes really fast so taking notes is hard. You can tell he's really knowledgable though. DON'T BUY THE READER! I didn't and still got an A.

04/21/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MUS351C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice professor. Class interesting and quizzes are not very hard. The music portion of the exam is hard though, so study.

12/31/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This man is darling. He clearly loves being a teacher and he knows SO much about music. He caters to his class and always makes funny jokes. Just show up and take notes and you won't even need to read the book. His lectures are thorough. Do the work and you will make at least a B. I recommend highly. Wish I could retake but I made an A. :)

12/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSIC351C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher.Very clear on what he expects. Attendence is only required for discussion groups. tests are easy as long as you read the powerpoint presentations and listen to the music.

12/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Mus351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Smigel is a great guy, there's not one day of class where he didn't make me laugh although his jokes are a bit odd. I got an A in the class. Midterm and Final are fairly easy since he uses most of the blackboard quiz questions on them but you have to study the music well, it's half of it.

12/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Music408A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Simply put: take a class with Eric Smigel before you leave SDSU.

07/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSIC351C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easy upper division GE course. Only 3 tests, all multiple choice. The questions are a rehash of previous quiz questions that you already have the answers to. There are weekly online quizzes which are super easy as well. Eric is really entertaining and will make you want to come to class. He really knows the music history of the 1960s.

05/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music305c Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Discussion groups are a bit of a pain but everything else is really easy. Tests are based entirely on the quizzes. Fun and interesting professor.

05/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music351C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's funny and knowledgeable. Attendance is not important, except for 4 discussion group days, but if you want to get an A+ you should attend.10 online quizzes, midterm, and final. Identify 40 songs and artists. Very fun! DO NOT, AND I REPEAT, DO NOT BUY THE READER!! SAVE YOUR $! NO TESTS ON IT!

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