William McCarthy at University of North Carolina Wilmington

William McCarthy

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/27/14

HST 203

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

McCarthy is an acquired taste, you will either love his class,or dread every moment of it. I'm a History major and his lecture style left alot to be desired. I hear his upper level courses are much different but if you are not a HST major and have to take history,do not take McCarthy. You will hate yourself in the morning.

11/14/13

HST 203

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoy Dr. McCarthy, although I can see why some people wouldn't. He knows everything about history. He basically gives you his tests beforehand which is nice, but he grades hard, so make sure you have it all memorized! His class really isn't that bad though. Just sit in the front to force yourself to listen, his lectures can be loooong.

10/24/13

HST 203

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Even if you are a History major you do not want to take this class. Far too hard for a 200 level class and he'll spend half the semester trying to convince you that you are less of a student if you don't go on one of his vaunted sea study semesters. If you are not prepared to do at least 3 hours of reading a night,do not take this class!!!

5/3/13

HST 203

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is pretty boring. He talks extremely fast and his powerpoints are not useful. They are just outlines for him to speak from. There are 5 or 6 books that you have to read throughout the semester, ranging from 250-700 pages. The tests are pretty difficult unless you put in a good amount of studying. Definitely not the easy grade I hoped for

4/29/13

HST 203

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is harder than you think - the tests are fairly easy but he grades the essay VERY TOUGHLY. He posts powerpoints but they're just very basic outlines of what he says in class. TONS OF READING for this class, and quizzes on the books. Take him if you're really into history, because he sort of treats everyone like a history major.

4/28/13

SHS210

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never take this course if it's offered again. I enrolled in Science, Humanities and Society thinking it actually had something to do with one of those subjects. Turns out it was just a critical thinking class. I don't feel like I've actually learned anything and you get zero feed back on grades until the end. Goals of assignments are poorly defined

4/15/13

HST 203

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy, really funny, but a very difficult class. Cram all the information you can into the exam essays, and write very clearly for the paper and you'll probably be fine, but make sure you show up to class even though it isn't mandatory. Take good notes, attend review sessions, and you'll be fine.

5/4/12

HST102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor. I'm a history major, so I probably didn't treat the material with the proper respect, but I enjoyed getting my B-. His analysis is extremely in depth considering the length of time covered. If you want to fulfill your Basic Studies History requirement and not feel like you're in Community College while doing it, take McCarthy.

5/2/12

HIST203

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

McCarthy is an amazing professor! The class is moderately difficult and you actually have to show up, but if you put in the work you'll be fine. Attend class and do all of the reading and you will be fine. Loved the Class!!!!

12/14/11

HST203

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is harder than you think it will be. Make sure you go and take notes because the powerpoints are more like outlines than actual information. He gives you study guides for tests but wants you to include what he says in class, not just wiki everything. also be sure to put ALOT of info on your test. not an easy a, but worth taking

12/12/11

HIS203

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for history 203. He's pretty hard but make sure on the exams you put a ton of info on your essays.

11/8/11

HST295

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is very open and easy, however unless you are extremely liberal you will not be able to state your opinion. The class was semi-informative, but it is not very open for a discussion even though it was a seminar class.

3/14/11

HST102

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He teaches the class as if you're majoring in history. He knows a lot and he can be funny, but he expects you to know a lot. He goes very quickly in class so you should do fine if you take really good notes and you like to study a lot. Otherwise, I suggest someone else.

2/22/11

HST002

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

McCarthy is a fun and goofy professor, and I enjoyed being a part of his class. While he rambles on through most of the information in class, he always extends a helping hand if needed. This class, however, does require a lot of outside work. Most of the terms and essay prompts you won't be able to answer in class just by showing up, so it's nec

2/14/11

HST102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

McCarthy is an excellent professor. He expects you to know your stuff. Read the text because he gives pop quizzes. As long as you drop by his office hours a few times and engage in class, he'll give you a good grade. Tests are moderately hard, so study! Especially, the ID terms and essay. I highly recommend his class, I loved it.

3/27/10

HIST105

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. McCarthy is very smart. He makes jokes that make the class interesting but sometimes it can be extremely boring. Tests are not hard if you study but I had to study about 8 or 9 hours for each test to get an a. They are mutiple choice, matching, and essay. You HAVE to read your textbook because he gives you announced quizzes on the reading.

3/21/10

HST271

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's very arrogant because he knows a lot, but it can get annoying. LOTS of reading and the tests are nothing but essays...like 3 essays in 50 minutes. Granted, he gave you essay prompts to prepare beforehand, but still really difficult. Lots of information covered, and while interesting, I don't remember much from the class.

10/22/09

HIST201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want an F take this class. it is IMPOSSIBLE!!!! 3 test all essay NO multiple choice.

11/16/08

HST102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is hard work but he is a good teacher. His methods actually make you learn the material. The material is also somewhat interesting as well- WWI, WWII, Holocaust etc. Tests take a while to study for but at least he gives you what is on it beforehand.

11/13/08

HIST102

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst Teacher EVER! talks in such a monotone voice and how can anyone think hes funny?! I cant stand history anyway but needed to take it for generals and i WISH i could have known how terrible he is. he takes points off on the tests wherever he feels necessary. good luck arguing your grade...he is SO ARROGANT and rude about it. DONT EVER TAKE HIM

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