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Joelle Rollo-Koster
Professor in the History department
at University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
are you Joelle Rollo-Koster?
Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
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30 Student Ratings
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12/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS 112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

I took this class last year and although medieval history is a tad boring, she brought life to it. She's funny and very passionate about the subject, and her sarcasm is hysterical. No technology allowed in class and random pop quiz or so at the end of some classes to give extra credit to those who actually came

04/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really sweet and intelligent woman. She is kind and very sweet and is a bad ass. Don't piss her off or her little old French lady will come out but she's really smart and kind and helpful. You get use to her accent so don't worry about it. Highly recommend taking this class.

12/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Joelle is tough, but she HAS to be. 401/495 is the European CAPSTONE course, this is what all undergrads need to take in order to graduate. If you do the reading, and stick to the Chicago Manual of Style like your Bible, you can potentially ace this course. Do the research, you NEED to.

11/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS495 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is VERY intimidating and tough, she outright says by the end you will probably hate her. BUT she is very knowledgeable, understanding, and she will kick your butt into shape for the senior capstone. She makes you work for your grade, and in the end the pride you have in its completion is worth it.

03/31/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very strict teacher, but can be funny at times. Never come late, she puts you on the spot. Definitely go to lectures because that's where you get all the notes that you'll need for the tests. Recitations aren't hard as long as you read in advance.

04/10/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good teacher but accent is hard to understand. Not helpful when it comes to preparing for the exams and so her class is NOT easy. Kind of treats you like you've already had prior background knowledge in medieval history but has so much love for it. Recitations are hard, mark my words. But this class is pretty cool and you do learn so much.

07/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS112 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

I loved her class! Notes were hard to keep up with, but she is very interesting and funny.

10/29/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIS112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Extremely funny teacher, loved the class.Great french accent,knows her stuff very well.Go to recitations,huge part of grade.Take lots of notes,exams not that bad.

07/10/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I've taken every class Joelle offers. She teaches things you'd never learn in other classes, and gives you more info than you'd think possible. The 300's are writing intensive, but the grading is very fair, and she's ADORABLE. My favorite professor ever, by far.

06/29/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
his304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

so awesome! did my whole history major with her

01/16/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
his305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a fabulous professor! she really knows her stuff if you are a history major def. take her i've taken three classes with her and loved every single one. lots of writing for 300 level but no testest just papers. she a very fair grader and tells it like it is.

11/03/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
His305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Lots of writing, and she straight out tells you this. I don't really like her approach about the renaissance. She focuses on social, political, and economic history. I was looking more for cultural history. She is a VERY FAIR grader though. I have written some bad reports and i got 9/10's on them.

11/01/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS304 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

she is really interested in what she does and her french accent is sweet. she has a lot of work but its worth while especially if you are a history major. her grading isn't too bad either. she kept my attention for every class and she is adorable (good style).

08/07/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Definitely not an easy class for a 100 level class so don't expect it will be. If you listen in lecture and put the time into do the readings you will do fine and get an A. If you blow things off you will fail. JRK is by far one of the best professors I have had. If you LOVE medieval history, take this class you will love it.

05/17/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Her attitude is completely rude, however she knows her material although you'll get a biased teaching of Medieval Europe.

05/03/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
his 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is alot of work for a 100 level course but Rollo-Koster is really funny and interested in the subject so lectures are fun.

03/02/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

its hard to follow along in this class unless you have a lot of previous knowledge about religion and the history of it

12/01/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very engaged with her subject. She's French..so any rudeness isn't really rudeness..it's just cultural. I totally agree with the other comments: She's really hot for any age!

10/14/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

a little unfair but very hot for her age

10/08/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS 495 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she's a little rough, and god help you if she doesnt like you. but all it takes to make her like you is interest in the subject.

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