James Selgas at Harrisburg Area Community College

James Selgas

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/17/14

PSYC 209

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedB

Straight lecture. No white board or powerpoints. He gets off base all the time with personal stories. We wouldn't progress much from the last class. He gave us study guides that summed up the text. He's sort of a pushover when it came to tests, but my class was pretty aggressive. Also, there's an APA-style paper due at the end of the semester.

4/17/14

psych 213

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Selgas is not a good teacher at all. He talks all class about various things and rarely relates it back to what we're supposed to be studying. He doesn't tell you whats on the tests and his tests are NOT easy. It is crucial to read the book. I do not recommend.

3/28/14

PSYC 213

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Selgas was not among the list of my favorite professors. He simply talks the entire class about patients he's worked with. It is very important to read the book. He never discusses what's actually on the test. His tests are VERY difficult multiple choice tests, but he does grade on a decent curve. Be prepared to teach yourself!

12/3/13

PSYC 101 - 039

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedWD

He talks and talks but NOTHING he says is on the tests. He may be a very smart man but he is a terrible teacher! We had a paper and he never explained it until the last 2 weeks of class and it made no sense what he wanted. PLEASE DO NOT take this class if you aren't good at teaching yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/19/11

Psych213

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr S is indeed a brilliant teacher, but if you learn best by power point and hand-holding, he is not for you. I found his course difficult and yet rewarding. He integrates relevant cases with other professionals' physiological and psychological material. It was challenging, but well worth only getting a B in his class.

11/8/11

Psyc101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would not recommend him. He doesn't give you help to knowing what will be on his tests. He talks the entire class. I feel like I could pass the class without coming but he will drop you if you don't show. If you email him he does not get back to you. I regret taking him!

8/7/11

PSYCH101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely a great professor. Dr. Selgas is helpful and insightful. He is always willing to chat and takes a personal interest in many of his students (not in a weird way).

5/11/11

PSYCH213

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is more like a grad level class. The lecture is a lot of case studies, not simply reading out of the book. The tests are primarily based on book knowledge, so you do need to read it. Extra credit comes from lectures. I enjoyed it, although if you're not used to case study type classes, you might find it difficult.

4/29/11

Psych202

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great person overall. Only lectures but make the content understandable for even the slowest of students. I really enjoyed his class and would take any others take by Dr. Selgas. He is available for any help he can offer his students and is always happy to 'chat' with interested students.

12/4/10

pysch101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good professor with extremely interesting lectures. Passionate about the material and extremely knowledgeable about past and current psychology.

11/19/10

PSYC101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does NOT know how to teach a college course; however is very knowledgeable in his field. He will go on & on about stories of patients. Be prepared to teach yourself. Test material is straight out of the book, rarely from class discussion.

9/2/10

pysch101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very good teacher

2/26/10

Psych213

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Selgas is a brilliant man, but he does not convert well with his teaching. He does not write notes on the board so be prepared to write down everything he says. His test's are all multiple chopice, do not let this fool you. Test difficulty is very high.

2/23/10

PSYC201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

does NOT teach and gets very distracted...nice but terrible teacher...i learn by people teaching...i cannot learn by teaching myself which was why it was terrible...attendance is 10% of grade so don't miss class....terrible teacher

1/15/10

PSY101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a very nice professor, but tends to lecture more as if he's talking to you rather than what will precisely be on the test. Be sure to read the book and the final project. He gives a chance to make up a test and grades on a personal curve that makes achieving a better grade easier.

11/10/09

psy213

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You must read the text and do the study guide to pass this class. Don't put off the journal reviews do at the end of the semester! The exam comes straight from the text. He is a classic storyteller so you don't even need to show up for class. However he's one of the nicest professors I've ever had.

11/2/09

psych213

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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