Eric Smigel at San Diego State University

Eric Smigel

  • 4.8Overall Quality
  • 4.8Helpfulness
  • 4.8Clarity
  • 4.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/15/13

Psychedelic Roc

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/6/13

MUSIC 351

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

6/19/13

MUSIC351

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/16/13

MUS 351

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/3/12

MUSIC351

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/19/12

MUSIC408A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

7/9/12

Music355

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

6/12/12

MUSIC351

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/15/11

Music351

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/10/11

Music351C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/25/11

Music351

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/21/11

MUS351C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/31/10

Music351

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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. :)

12/23/10

MUSIC351C

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/22/10

Mus351

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/10/10

Music408A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

7/23/10

MUSIC351C

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/22/10

Music305c

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/20/10

Music351C

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

5/3/10

Music351C

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Smigel is stellar; one of the best instructors I've ever had. He's very knowledgable, fun, funny, helpful...awesome instructor. Only takes attendence when discussion groups are scheduled (3 days). Ten quizzes on Blackboard, a midterm, and final exam - all pretty easy.

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