Thomas Wolfe at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Thomas Wolfe

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/18/14

GLOS 1015W

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedB+

I enjoyed this professor and thought this class was fairly easy. I'd take another class with Professor Wolfe. I thought the assigned book was pretty boring though. Professor Wolfe was very helpful and quick to reply to my questions when I e-mailed him.

6/1/13

GLOS 1015W

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very challenging but very engaging and interesting. His lectures and our discussions were very abstract but made you think very hard. He was very approachable though and helpful if you ever had any questions or needed something to be explained further. An excellent teacher.

5/14/13

GLOS 1015W

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good lecturer. Made people think and talk during class.

12/12/12

GLOS3422

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor wants to help but his guidelines are at best ambiguous. We wrote several papers s and the writing was critiqued very harshly. I normally receive As on papers and did not receive higher than a B on any in this class. He is very particular about grammar. I also didn't learn anything since it was a 3 hr discussion based on our opinion.

4/17/12

Hist3502

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Such a brilliant, inspiring and challenging teacher. Very aware of classroom dynamics, always willing to help, and works to keep discussions lively and relevant. He trusts his students to be deeply engaged and committed, and there is a lot of reading for the course, but it was one of the only ones I've had that supported genuine inquiry.

1/3/12

GLOS3605

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher!Very interesting class. Way more philosophical than what I'm use to, but was interesting and new. Definitely one of the best professors I have had. Paper assignments were at times hard to figure out. Grading was very fair.

5/5/11

hist1032

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher. Actually made me think.

7/13/10

HIST5993

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I did not even know him at all and he offered to a directed study with me, for a graduate level class that was canceled. He is deeply philosophical and is always open to new ideas. He was good humored and gives good feedback and is quick to realize when he has made a mistake. Don't hesitate to take class with him, you won't regret it.

4/6/10

GLOS3143

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tom is the BEST prof at the U. Hands down! Took Mod European Hist with him as well. He is extremely helpful outside of class and just fun to talk to. Lectures are interesting and engaged. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Use original thought and back up your opinions with facts in the papers and you'll get an A. Don't miss Professor Wolfe!!!!!!!!!

1/9/10

HIST3719

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Engaged, engaging teacher, experimental, passionate. Four conversations outside class, wrote plans. Several weeks to figure out what he was really looking for. Values critical thinking, careful reading, text analysis. Sometimes puzzled by grading on papers and comments. Lots of group work, fewer lectures. Learned a lot, looked forward to class.

5/12/09

HIST3722

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Told us at the beginning of the semester that his style of teaching history is more philosophical than factual; he wasn't lying. Make sure you read the textbook(s) and online articles, a lot of the questions on the in-class writing assignments come from them. Lenient grader; can be standoffish at times. Not terrible, but not outstanding either.

1/19/09

HIST3722

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tom is a decent professor. His lectures were more philosophical than straight out history (like he confessed to at the start of the semester).The papers are easy and you'll get a good grade on them as long as you make an argument. I wished the class would have incorporated Russia into the discussion, especially since the class is cold-war era Europ

8/12/06

History

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Discussions were boring as heck and seemed pointless.

12/22/05

hist 1015w

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

his lectures aren't that great compared to dr. farmer. they don't include any personal experience and sometimes seem to have no point. he is still a good teacher and a very helpful guy.

11/18/05

European Histor

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best Professor I have had for history.

6/28/05

Hist 1015

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures, juxtaposed with Farmer, are directionless. However, they still managed to get the job done. It's called adaptability, folk. His discussions were incredibly helpful. His expectations were progressive, a quality admirable in a teacher that actually seeks to teach. One's grade is no reason to defame him here, he's a good teacher.

6/28/05

Hist 1015

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is horrible at lecturing, at least when in a class as big as this one. He is an extremely hard grader, but I learned a lot from the discussions.

1/13/05

hist

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

not very good at controlling his classes, nor is he good at teaching what one would expect from a history course...on the plus side, he was helpful in office hours...he just let his class run off track so bad I got nuthin' from it.

12/20/04

HIST 1015

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everytime he lectured, I could feel my eyes glaze over. I got nothing out of having him as a prof.

11/29/04

Hist 1015

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tom is a terrible professor. He constantly changes his mind about his expectations for writings assignments. Answers to his open-ended questions are never abstract enough and his lectures are as scattered as his mind.

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