Alexander Prusin at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Alexander Prusin

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.8Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/10/11

HIST107

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic teacher, incredibly strict, hysterically evil. Possibly ex-spetsnaz. Be late or rude at your own considerable peril. Will exit class with improved understanding of history, also fear of death.

4/17/11

Hist189

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've never been much of a history student, but Dr. Prusin changed that! He is a towering genius who can tell you anything you want to know about history. He is excellent at challenging his students!

3/5/11

HIST131

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher, he has a passion for what he teaches and loves sharing his passion with you. He is a writing freak though, so study hard for his tests...

12/18/07

hist300

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Prusin is amazing- incredibly intelligent, thought provoking and demands your respect and best effort. He can be intimidating to the weak minded, but he has been one of my favorite professors ever and one of the reason I am pursing my PhD. - Stephanie Pick

4/5/06

hist 151 & 152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Prusin is my favorite professor here- he's so funny, and I never miss a class if I can help it. He gives you exactly what will be on the tests. There's in class essays and a fair amount of reading (but I honestly believe you can get a B or C just off taking notes in class). Oh, and did I mention that I love Dr. Prusin?

9/26/05

HIST 152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy. Very helpful. Makes class enjoyable and easy to understand and follow. Great in-class discussions that really get everyone thinking, including political discussions sometimes. This guy was in the Russian Army at one point and has a great style. Was just born to teach.

9/26/05

HIST 151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably the best teacher I've ever had. I don't even like history and I aced this class. He makes it very interesting and easy to follow. His accent was not hard to understand and actually made it easier to remember what he said. Tests are pretty easy, mainly basic essay writing. Nothing to hard.

9/24/05

history classes

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He ops for lots of class discussion and i mean lots of it. If you're lookin at a lower level history course, the class will be huge and can be intimidating to speak up. Usually, the few regulars will regulate where the discussions go. I say if you have the choice, take him in upper level courses where the class will be smaller and easier to get involved in. Tests are pretty bad but easy to prepare for. Remember, use lots of specifics!!

8/30/05

HIST 151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a great teacher, and I love history!!

5/10/05

HIST 152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not too hard, gives you the exact test/quiz before you have it. As long as you like his dry sense of humor and can put up with him ranting about the entire class's ignorant once a week, I recommend the class.

4/30/05

HIST389

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class was really difficult, but at least it was really well structured and informative. Be prepared to not have more than a week's notice on anything and keep in mind when the drop date is because he really doesn't care if you pass or not. Be sure you do the reading too.

11/30/04

hist 152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Quite possibly the coolest european I have ever met. Prussin is a very engaging lecturer.

11/30/04

Hist 141

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Cool russian person

11/17/04

HIST 300+, 400+

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

AWESOME Professor! Just like everyone else says, you better know how to write very well or else it will hurt your grade. The Russian History class is one of the best history classes offered at Tech.

11/30/03

Hist 4xx

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting and worth taking. Very strict on grammar and such. I re-learned how to write in his class but got a LOT out of it. Recommend his classes but a S/U grade is a good option to take so you can enjoy the class w/o the pressure.

4/24/03

hist 151

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good...I guess...I dunno...he was cool but didn't know his stuff some of the times...it was an easy class in general and I think he is better at the upper level classes, or so I've heard

2/26/03

HST 389

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Guy, explains the finer details of history that you wont get out of the common history book. However, has a tendency to be VERY strict on grammar, etc. in papers. ( Grammar Nazi )

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