Peter Kuznick at American University

Peter Kuznick

Peter Kuznick
  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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1/29/14

0000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he co with oliver stone reveal true side of america !! excellent .. he is talent with daring conscious n real kindness/bravity ,god bless

10/13/13

HIST 658

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Likes to drop names every time he opens his mouth: "I just got off the phone with Napoleon.." HE has a serious hang up with Oliver "Nut Case" Stone and is into conspiracy theories. As long as you agree with him, no problem. Avoid this guy is possible.

11/8/11

HIST500

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kuznick is a challenging, thoughtful and thorough professor. He cares about his students, and he works hard to ensure that they not only learn the material, but get excited over it. Highly recommended.

3/22/11

HIST288

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best professor I had in my four years at AU. Brilliant, encyclopedically knowledgable, and unlike some negative commenters have said always provides ample evidence to back up all claims. You will not find a class with better guest speakers or a more comprehensive (if not necessarily organized) study of the subject. An absolute must-take.

1/17/11

HISTOSA

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

AWFUL!!!!! This is, to date, the worst class I have ever taken! Sad, considering I went into it thinking it would be an amazing class. If you believe the entire history of the United States is one giant conspiracy than you will feel right at home. However, do not expect him to back up any of his nonsense with actual references.

4/23/10

VietHnrs

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can see how people have mixed feelings. He does like to name-drop and talk about himself, but I still liked him and enjoyed the class. He's very open to comments and is very knowledgeable in his field. He's a very nice person and the reading list for the class was great.

12/17/09

Hist657

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was one of substance and depth.The professor was always willing to help students in office hours and cared about improving their writing and research skills.His lectures were illuminating and factual,and well presented. He clearly has a passion for teaching,and is student oriented. He is brilliant and patient.Great class and professor!

12/17/09

HIST728

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor, with a great interest in this field. Funny with a wonderful sense of humor about history. He works hard to make the 20th century interesting to Early American scholars. Loved the class, worked hard in, it but learned a lot. He is willing to work with students and answer questions.

12/4/09

HST288

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible class! I was expecting this class to be amazing but it quickly turned into one giant conspiracy! Interesting that he thinks because he is a professor he can just create historical facts without providing any reliable sources! He is so wrapped up in himself he is blinded by his own ego! I left this class not believing anything he said.

10/15/09

HIST288

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fun class. Kind of a joke. A very revisionist history course but if you keep an open mind it's pretty fun. It's cool how he ties pop culture to history. The books are not necessary but good reads if you're interested. You can get an A and put no work into it if you want. Half of his speakers cancel.

8/28/09

hist371

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely the best professor I have had at AU. He is a genius but is quite humble. He has amazing connections and the guest speakers range from Hollywood directors to FBI agents and more. He gives you freedom in your papers and the materials he uses are novels, movies and articles, not dry textbooks.

11/19/08

HIST288

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Peter Kuznick teaches a polemic, not history. He then expects you to exclude anything resembling a polemic from your papers. His lectures are not structured and make no sense the way they are laid out. You can't even take notes in his class because of the way he refuses to transition to points. A ridiculous amount of work for a 200 level class.

11/12/08

SIS603

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kuznick is VERY liberal but opened my eyes to a different message than I have gotten my whole live regarding nuclear policy and media. Readings were not that important but you must spend a lot of time watching required movies. These films have completely changed the way I think about WMDs. This class could change your mind on a lot of things

3/17/07

HIST228

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably the best professor I've had or will ever have. He's brilliant and liberal, both are apparent in his lectures. Has great connections and brings in interesting speakers. You must take him before you leave AU.

1/10/07

STONESECT

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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12/28/06

hist288

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kuznick is one of the smartest people I've met. Also one of the most liberal. He expresses his views in the classroom, but does not bias in grading and intelligently debates with students. Also has great connections leading to awesome guest speakers. That said, the class fell behind very quickly. Definitely take the class.

12/5/06

HIST288

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

as a graduating senior with four years at au, i have to say kuznick is by far the most memorable teacher i've ever had. he's incredibly smart and helpful. he's a little insane during the height of his lectures, but the passion is evident. my lecture nots are incoherent, but i feel like i've learned more in this class than most of my others. do take

12/4/06

Hist288

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a very good teacher. Sure he's a little bit biased, but what proffessor isn't? Plus, he's got great connections and can get alot of cool guest speakers.

10/19/06

Hist288

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guest lectures, interesting topics, a must for anyone going to AU

2/6/06

History

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had a lot of fun in this class..but be prepared, some of the lectures get very political (prof swings very much to the left). Workload isn't bad, but you can't really fudge your way around it...you've gotta be prepared. In the end though, prof wants to help you out as much as possible, and at least making an effort will help you out.

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