Norman Finkelstein at DePaul University

Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein
  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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4/15/10

pol441

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

3/26/10

PoliSci

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you've never had a class with him, you shouldn't comment. If you have and you still don't know he's amazing...you probably failed because you never came to class and thus didn't fully grasp the reading

1/18/09

aaaaaaaaa

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

How could you DEPAUL!? Finkelstein is beyond amazing and intellectual!! SHAME ON DEPAUL FOR LETTING HIM GO!!

1/12/09

POLSCI

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

FANTASTIC PROF. SHAME ON YOU DE PAUL FOR LETTING HIM GO.

9/23/08

POLI225

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gosh, Finkelstein was and is the best. God love him. DePaul University are a bunch of morons for letting him go. They'll regret this 50 years from now.

4/10/08

POL235

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

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Pehaps one of the better orators I've heard in a while.

10/15/07

HON201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

God, Finkelstein was the greatest. I'm so glad I had him when I did. It's absolutely ridiculous DePaul denied him tenure. Everyone should transfer schools to follow Finkelstein.

9/8/07

HON201

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best Professor I've had at DePaul. DePaul made the worst mistake possible by getting rid of him. Shame on you DePaul! May he have tenure in our hearts forever!

7/25/07

PSC233

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am so mad that DePaul has denied him tenure. Very hard prof. but if you are only in college for easy profs. you are here for the wrong reason. I thought he was the best the department and perhaps even the school had. I'm truly sad to see him go :(

7/25/07

PSC239

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

DePaul has failed its students by not giving him tenure. I was furious when I found out he was denied; its a shame he has too much pride to come back for another term because I would take his class in a heartbeat. I wish him all the luck in the world.

7/4/07

PSC301

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can't believe that DePaul has denied him tenure - Depaul's loss because this guy was fantastic as a prof. Whoever gets him next will totally luck out.

6/17/07

HON201

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic teacher. Dreaded taking this class but ended up enjoying it and learning more than ever expected.Can be offensive to some, but don't take him seriously when he refers to you as an alchie the entire quarter...(like he did to one kid in my class).Makes you think about things differently and question your beliefs.Easy grader, take him if u can

6/10/07

PSC220

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sorry to learn that he wasn't tenured. He's a true intellectual.

4/11/07

psc231

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Either you love him or you don't...and i LOVE him...he's funny, interesting and knows what he's talking about. He makes class fun, unlike boring, dry professors, and he encourgaes class discussion. TAKE HIS CLASS!

3/28/07

PSC233

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely LOVE this guy! He's amazingly intelligent and he has got to be the funniest professor at DePaul. He makes it so much fun to go to class and you respect him because he knows his stuff so well - really respectable and funny. GREAT! TAKE HIM! not the EASIEST, but TOTALLY worth it!

2/28/07

PSC233

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein is the only professor I've ever taken who makes class so interesting that I never wanted class to end. He's brilliant and excellent at getting students to really think about the issues. I'd love to take him again and I hope he gets tenure at DePaul.

1/30/07

psy234

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is a very unique character...and sometimes moody...he can make your life misarble if he'll want to especially with crazy mid-term test in which he expects you to know by heart all the text excerpts you took during the semester. I took him once and dont plan to do it again because I care for my GPA and his class is a gamble of that!!!

1/29/07

psc234

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/19/06

PSC349

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very, very intelligent man. He's sort of funny - laughs at his own jokes more than anyone else. Though I learned a lot about Israel and Palestine, I wish the class would have felt a little more unbiased. Finkelstein is a strange strange man and will say things sometimes that just totally surprises you. He's definitely a big fan of himself.

11/14/06

PSC233

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING better in the world than a sexy, radical Jewish intellectual who knows what he's talking about, hilarious to listen to and with lots of insightful thoughts about the political reality in the world these days. Do yourself a favor and take Finkelstein's class - I hope to God that Depaul keeps him.

11/3/06

psc231

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is hilarious and makes class fun. he is very difficult but if you pay attention you will do fine. a must take if you are a political science major

10/4/06

PSC233

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein rocks! Most of the negative comments here are posted by people who aren't his students, he actually never lectures about the topics he's known for in class. Instead he's a dedicated instructor who will challenge you to think for yourself and uses the Socratic method of teaching. He's also kinda hot!

10/4/06

psc231

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

DePaul's finest. Finkelstein is an iconoclast. He makes you question everything and forces you to take a stand on issues. He makes class engaging and fun. I have utmost respect and admiration for him. He's a great role model.

9/27/06

PSC123

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12254029
9/11/06

PSC123

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12226205
8/30/06

psc000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

8/30/06

PSC231

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Finklestein is the best teacher I've ever had at DePaul. He is one of the FEW Political Science teachers who keeps his ideology out of the classroom and for that I commend him. He is masterful at the way he pushes his students to think and to question political and moral dilemmas and he keeps his opinions well hidden. I sincerely recommend hi

8/25/06

psc999

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

his lectures are very informative. go hear him speak.

8/15/06

psc

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I also agree that there is something about Finkelstine that is kind of atractive/handome. He was one of my favorite professors in DePaul and those who talk bad about him are just haters. Finkelstine is awsome! He is intelligent and makes you enjoy class.

8/2/06

PSC 235

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can't believe that no one here has mentioned how unbelievably HANDSOME Finkelstein is! He is a FANTASTIC professor, completely dedicated to the truth & very engaged with his students. Sure he has his own biases (doen't everyone?) but he is also quite deft in pointing out your own "isms". Keep an open, nonjudgemental mind & you'll learn lots!

7/20/06

PSC 235

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Finklestein was great! I was kind of worried about taking a class with him because his reputation preceeds him good or bad. I found that all you have to do is relax and dont take things so personal. It was a really good learning experience for me. I got an A!

7/13/06

PSC 324

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yeah, sure he is quite biased.....we all are, though-that's not the issue with the prof. What he does is make you think in a completely different manner, turning you upside down and inside out. There's a lot of self-evaluation in this class. Plus, he's hilarious and classes go by so fast. Easy A or B

6/9/06

PSC 233

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was afraid to take this prof. at first b/c of some of the comments here, but after this class I don't know why anyone would complain about him. We all have biases! I'll admit you know where he stood on the pol. spctrm. (and I wasn't on that end), but if you want to be challenged to think, take this class. I loved him and I hope you do too! =)

6/2/06

several

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

5/1/06

PSC 393

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was a junior honors seminar on the Middle East conflict. It was amazing! It was a lot of reading, but you don't have to do it all to do well in the class. Just take good notes on his lectures. He is a great professor-intelligent, very clear, and thought-provoking. Highly recommended for students who actually want to learn something.

5/1/06

lots of PSC

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I've ever had. His class is hard, you'll have to work hard to get a B, but it's worth it. Makes jokes and class goes by really fast.

3/24/06

Focal Point

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein is very intelligent and funny. I learned so much in his class. He likes to joke around with everyone so don't get offended. He is biased but hides his bias and doesn't mind if you have different views than he does, as long as you have a strong case. He likes participation. Fair grader.

3/10/06

PSC233

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Finkelstein is very narrow-minded. He appears to open the dialogue to opposite points of view but, when he disagrees with you, he is prone to subtly reminding you that you, as a student, are subject to his final grade. He also employs erroneous logic to inject his blind bias against Israel without permitting a free rebuttal.

2/17/06

PSC

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein is a great professor. I think he is challenging but fair, he will make you look like a fool in class if you don't know your****. But overall he is one of the best professors at DePaul.

2/6/06

Capstone Semina

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The non-Depaul students who have personal gripes against Prof Finkelstein--you know the ones who list the class they took as "polical science class"--thanks!) rate him negatively, big surprise. He actually doesn't even teach what he writes and lectures about so nice try guys. Finkelstein is brilliant and very sweet. You'll learn a lot.

1/23/06

PCS

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's tough & he'll challenge every one of your premises.I found it invigorating to finally have a prof. who doesn't spout the usual namby-pamby garbage & takes a definitive stance, rightly or wrongly. He doesn't want you to be a drone which is why he'll provoke you, he wants you to be able to think independantly. I certainly learned something.

1/7/06

lots of psc's

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein IS a great professor. Some people are just so anal about everything that they cannot handle a different but interesting form of teaching. It is very refreshing to see a professor that is not constricted to just talking about what is socially acceptable. So what if he is biased, everyone is.

1/6/06

PSC 234

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11315455
1/4/06

PSC

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely smart. I am glad I had the chance to take him. He really makes you think. He is also very funny. Class goes by fast.

12/8/05

PSC

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent lecturer, and ignites passionate debate. Well worth your time

12/7/05

pol Sci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Too many students at Depaul seem incapable of identifying this guy for what he is. Read what his colleagues think of this fraud before you buy into his "history."

11084623
11/26/05

psc 234

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love him! He's so random and awkward and I'm pretty sure he lives in a cave, but he's so smart that just being in one of his classes makes you feel smarter. Take him! If nothing else, he'll make you laugh.

11/2/05

politics class

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy really does do a good job at making you think about things in great depth. But he is so extreemly bias and opiniated, it comes to the point where no matter what oyu have to say, its wrong becuase he believes something else. Not a bad teacher, but the guy is a jerk. I wish that he did not teach because it is so interesting.

10/28/05

poli sci

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Calm down everyone.

8/30/05

PSC Utopia

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely smart and truly a great person. Biased, but honeslty who isn't? If you can't out argue him don't hate! Whether you hate or love his slant taking a class with him is worth it.

7/18/05

ISP 101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Finkelstein makes you think outside your "box". He is amazing - does not clue you into his biases until you form your own. Utilizes the socratic method and is unlike any other Professor I have had, here or elsewhere. I am hooked - I love his lectures, and HATED missing class. He is by far one of the best professors and Depaul is lucky

6/23/05

poli

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

found him kinda boring

6/18/05

PSC

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

6/14/05

PSC 235

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! I'm looking forward to taking another class of his in the fall if the opportunity presents itself. Very blunt and very straightfoward, his style is not for everyone...especially those who are stuck in their own perspective. A helpful, caring professor, not mention brilliant (even if I do disagree with him on a lot of levels).

6/10/05

psc 235

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

easily the best professor i've ever had and possibly the best i'll ever have the opportunity to learn from. please don't waste his time or your colleagues time if you don't want to challenge yourself. this class is not for morons. depaul is lucky to have this man lecturing at their university!

6/10/05

psc

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

do not take this class if you do not like reading, interesting, makes you think. I still reflect on our discussions.

6/4/05

isp 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

best prof ever! brilliantly funny, smart and knows wat he's talking about, doesn't bs, extremley good lecturer, readings r interesting, debates very enjoyable, midterm and final only but attendance is a big part of ur grade, seriously awesome awesome prof. probably the best.i'd give $10,000 to whoever finds 1 legitimate reason not to love this guy!

6/2/05

psc

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein is a great Professor, he has good lectures and his classes are very interesting!

5/24/05

Polsci

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seems like this guy is here just because DePaul needs a nationally known faculty member. Unfortunatly he's known for the wrong reasons. Uses class time to test out speeches he will make at some other university, along side other radical professors.

4/29/05

PLSC

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/19/05

Pol Sci

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

From the hall of fame of morons take this guy only if you need to graduate on time

4/8/05

Pols

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/29/05

Ideas & Ideolog

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He encourages students to seek truth and shakes the foundation of your beliefs. Sometimes takes too long to illustarte a point, but I admire him for his ability to stand up against the rest and pursue truth.

3/27/05

POLS

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

finkelstein is great. i recommend his class and his books. an all around decent human being.

3/23/05

PSC & HON

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He can get annoying&definitely sees things dichotomously,but is an amazing lecturer.From NY and his temprement is of a typical New Yorker.I won't comment on his politics,b/c it did not affect his teaching when I had him.VERY harshly punishes people who don't read.Read&write well and you'll be fine.

3/21/05

PSC213

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED AS HARD AS I DID IN THIS CLASS...AMAZING MAN WITH A BRUTAL SENSE OF HUMOR. MOST INTERESTING CLASS I HAVE HAD YET AT DEPAUL AND I AM A SENIOR. HARD...BUT DEFINITELY WORTH IT!

3/18/05

233

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/14/05

PSC 233

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never realized Norm was such a polarizing figure. He's not a bad professor OR a bad person; he's not all that good of one, either. Gets his points across, but goes to shady lengths to prove them. Lectures well, but sees black-&-white & is often unwilling to hear a "third" side. Overall very average.

3/4/05

PSC 339

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/1/05

PoliSci

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein's controversial viewpoints have made Universities nervous to host him. However, he isn't afraid to put his beliefs aside, play devil's advocate, and deeply challenge every student to articulate themselves. If you read the books, and prepare an opinion, you should get through fine.

2/22/05

Pol 101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I enjoyed his class. I don't think he deserves to be a Prof., however. He ain't smart. If you ever heard what he sais, and espesially, how he sais it--you'll understand what I mean. (I'm suprised he even graduated high school)Take him anyway.

2/19/05

HST 254

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3374529
2/10/05

psc

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

damn good professer

2/10/05

multiple

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

1/12/05

HON 201

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I dont think I have ever met a person I hate more than Finklestein. We butted heads all quarter. Ill admit I am stubborn but he is self-righteous. I read transcripts from a radio show he was on and I guess I was glad to see that it wasnt only me that he personally attacked and interrupted constantly

12/22/04

HON 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very open-minded and brings new, controversial thoughts to the table. Encourages class disscussion and values new-age thinking. Good reading material as well.

12/22/04

more than one

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/28/04

PSC339

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class and had lots of fun discussions. Just write four papers and he will drop the lowest grade.

11/27/04

PSC 235

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Funny, informed. Very much open to a diversity of opinion. Comments on papers are helpful. Seems to always be available to talk.

11/9/04

PSC 339

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Finkelstein is hilarious i don't think there was one class where i didn't laugh so hard. He has us write four papers after reading four mildly difficult books. Just show up to class, pay attention, do good on the papers and it will be an easy class for you.

10/2/04

PSC

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor.

9/27/04

PSC 236

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is wonderful professor who explains things well, has a great sense of humor, and makes class very interesting.

9/9/04

psc

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Smart guy, but it's the argument he likes, not the truth. His book on the Holocaust has been pretty well disproven, but he presents it like it's all factual.

9/4/04

PSC

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I have had. He is very knowledgeable and funny; I never got bored and the discussions were great. Warning: he is a tough grader, but he is still worth taking.

8/31/04

polisci

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

ok, this guy is just too awesome.

7/1/04

mod pol th

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

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hilarious teacher and you will learn a lot.

6/14/04

PSC 236

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is very difficult. He is also very opinionated, no matter what you believe in. My suggestion is to pay close attention in class, and you will do fine

6/11/04

psc 339

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein rules!! If you don't think this class is one of the best ones at DePaul then you problably don't have two brain cells that work together. I learned a lot and opens students minds to different opinions.

5/30/04

PSC 236

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEyond the controversial figure, is Finkelstein the great teacher. If all Communist teacher are like him, then maybe the wrong people won the cold war. Easily one of DePaul's 5 best teachers and worth fighting for to keep here at DePaul.

5/21/04

HON 201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will either love him or hate him. He's a great lecturer and very intelligent. I didn't like his quizzes, very picky (whoever said that his quizzes were based on one sentence out of an entire book was RIGHT). Journals and papers were easy A's.

5/19/04

HON 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

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Finkelstein is one of the best professors Depaul has to offer. He's funny, smart, and engages everyone in the class in to thinking differently about everything.

4/7/04

PSci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/6/04

PHI

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

A ball of contraversey, if you are clever, he will like you, but be aware, he can be tough, and is very akward outside of the class. Take him if you can hold your own, but do not expect political correctness. He is so honest, people can't take it.

4/5/04

poli

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's too opinionative or something... i REALLY couldn't stand his class, i'd stay away.

3/30/04

PSC

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

The guy takes his personal vendettas against other (more succesful) professors into the classroom.

3/30/04

all

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

i've taken several classes with Dr. Finkelstein. Brillian mind. DePaul's BEST!

3/29/04

PSC 235

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the best professors that i've had at DePaul. Funny, so he keeps the class awake and interested, but also makes you learn as well. Quizes are random and essays are hard. If you can fit one of his classes in, take it, he is amazing.

3/17/04

HON201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most people either lvoe him or they hate him. He grades pretty easily on journal entries, but his grading for papers is completely different. Good lecturer. If the class can't pass his one sentence from an entire book quizzes he calls the class losers.

3/16/04

psc

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/15/04

HON201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class has nothing to do with what the course is supposed to be about. Despite his intelligence, he resorts to vulgarity. Don't even think about not reading...even if you do read, he won't believe you!

3/2/04

psc

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think everyone who dosent like him, are stupid, they dont like him, because they dont agree with his view....thats why its called political science dummies!! He an awesome professor.

3/2/04

PSC 235

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the most intelligent professors at DePaul. He is funny and keeps the class interesting. He explained and discussed the text thoroughly and demands critical thinking.

2/15/04

Poli Sci

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Finkelstein is by far the most brilliant professor on campus. Any student who is motivated to think for themselves should take him. He is also EXTREMELY hilarious...what professor can keep his/her entire classes attention at 8:30 am???

2/8/04

238

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the funniest people i've ever met. Knows what hes teaching and makes class interesting. Class is actually fun if you can believe it - take his classes

12/22/03

poli sci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/15/03

poli sci

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

smartest person at depaul. Great professor. funny. never puts the class to sleep. awesome guy.

11/12/03

polscie

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/9/03

Pol Sci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only at Depaul because every decent college has fired him. Aren't we lucky!

10/9/03

pol sci

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

A man who makes enemies and then spends his life attacking them. Also MAJOR Oedipus complex!

10/1/03

POL SCI

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Like people say, he is demanding, but the effort is well worth it- this guy is brilliant and has a lot to offer. also, this guy is very well respected- has articles on znet, travels for lectures, books, expert on the palestinian/israeli conflict

7/24/03

modern pol

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

7/22/03

poli

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

borring and hard class. STAY AWAY

7/6/03

poli sci

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

6/16/03

Poli Sci

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

It was wonderful to be in a class with a professor who actually and so absoloutely loves teaching and his students. A wonderful expereince. Highly recommend if you want to learn something and go beyond the average.

5/20/03

ISP

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelstein is great. He requires a lot of reading but I really feel like I'm getting a lot out of the class. He is interesting and extremely intelligent. I really enjoy the class.

5/20/03

psc

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/27/03

polisci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/18/03

poli sci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/1/03

PSC

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not the greatest at being fair. If your looking to spend a lot of money on a class that is an absolute joke, his are the ones for you!

3/14/03

PSC 231

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finkelsein is one of the most intelligent people i have ever met. he is very liberal, yet he listens and his classes are all abpout participation, he is funny as hell and sounds like a cartoon

3/1/03

Isp class

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best teacher at depaul

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