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Stephen Fritz
Professor in the History department
at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.3
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38 Student Ratings
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06/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
europe Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

great

01/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is really helpful and such a great professor. I highly recommend him!!!!!

01/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The class was a lot harder than what needed to be for a general course. However, he is a very nice professor and gives many extra credit opportunities. I made an A- in the class, but this is because I studied for HOURS before each test, did a lot of extra credit, and redid many assignments. It's doable, but challenging.

12/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

You don’t have to go to class to do well. Just be sure to read the book because his questions are from the test bank. 50 pts of each test are based on an essay question, which usually isn’t too hard. The Document Analyses & Critical Thinking assignments are a chance to increase your grade. Overall, he is a decent teacher, but a really nice man.

12/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Super nice guy. Know's his stuff. Tests are not hard but questions are a bit vague sometimes. Document Analysis are not hard, just do them. easy A. Also, just won a national award for a military history book. He's Bonafied!

11/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ModernEurope Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! Grades strictly on papers but Midterm and Final are take home essay tests which are not as stressful as in class tests. Really loves what he teaches, take his class if you can.

04/10/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST-2020-001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take for HIST-2020-001. Way harder than necessary. Tests are almost unbearable and he stutters.

06/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist4927 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took WWII in Europe with Dr. Fritz. Great class, great teacher. Very personable, answers questions, really knowledgable, excited to teach the topic, flexible with deadlines and attendance. Take him for sure!

12/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fritz is an extremely helpful and approachable professor. Attendance is not mandatory and everything is posted on D2L. There is 1 critical analysis due towards the end of Nov., and 5 document analyses due throughout the course. These things make up 40% of your grade, so do them! They are designed to help your grade! I recommend Fritz for HIST.

12/20/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST3340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Attendance was not mandatory but his class was very interesting. He is very knowledgeable and very interested in his students actually learning. The tests were all take home and I used my book on them and pulled through with a B. I would take his class again!

11/27/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Boring teacher tests are hard and not off the power points don't take for U.S. History

12/19/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST4627 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The best professor in the History Dept. Brilliant and passionate about his subject. Friendly,flexible, helpful, and all around nice guy. Tough grader, but you learn a lot! Highly recommend Dr. Fritz, especially to History majors.

05/06/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This was the worst class I had all semester. He was the worst teacher I had. He never helped with anything. All he does is talk and talk.

04/19/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

All he does is ramble and talk in circles. Test are semi ok very tricky. I learned more from reading my own book then i did attending his lectures. You have 6 assignments that he grades completely unfair. Trying to go talk to him about your grade is completely worthless though b/c he doesn't care! DO NOT TAKE! Worst class i had this semester.

03/23/2010
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst classes i had this semester. Only about 1/4 of the class ever even showed up. BORING. Tests were pretty easy. He just stands up there and talks and talks and you have no idea what he is ever talking about so really hard to take good notes. Try taking someone else if you can.

12/09/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MODEuro Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Funny Guy. Good Teacher. Gives Take home tests so thats nice. Very Hard tho. graded essay fairly easy and it was writing intensive. Very Bias when it comes to Germany tho so remember to praise it when writing about it. A marxist too i think. Again, good guy tho

11/16/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist5750 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice man, knows his subject. His tests are off the wall at times. Good experence.

03/27/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST4927 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fritz is an excellent teacher. You can tell he is really interested in the subjects he teaches. He is very fair and I felt his use of take home tests helped me learn the material better because I was not so worried about craming it all in.

04/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fritz is very well organized and a gifted orator. His lectures are always very engaging and I walked away with a stimulated mind. He is a bit critical on grading writing. However, he is an adept professor.

11/26/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a good teacher, but his tests are so much different than his lectures. His two assignments are a MUST to making a good grade UNLESS you can make 100's on all of his tests (doubtful). But he is nice...

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