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Stephen Hartmark
Professor in the Social Science department
at Towson University, Towson, MD
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
A+
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Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
3.3
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07/28/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was a summer class, so condensed material in 5 weeks. A LOT of reading that is partially interesting but also dry and wordy. Exams were very challenging, bc it didn't necessarily reflect our discussions, but the reading. 1 paper, 5 journals, and 2 exams. I'd recommend taking it in 5 weeks just because it was great to get it done.

05/21/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOCI101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT!, take this Professor. Trying to understand him is like trying to read Cantonese when you don't know the language at all. I read through each chapter during his lectures (because he jumped all over the place) and his tests still didn't make any sense! Their filled with double negatives. Also, he has an annoying voice.

04/21/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Hartmark is very nice, but trying to reach him for questions is actually difficult. I emailed him twice with questions about my final paper and he never responded to them. The class is VERY easy, pretty much common sense actually. He's a very upbeat person, and he has a good sense of humor.

04/17/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
soci101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Yea very hard to understand... I did not pay attention at all.. usually slpet in class buttttt if you read the book and go over the study guide questions you should be okay.

04/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take him! He is so confusing and you can never follow what he says. You are basically teaching yourself. Read the textbook and you will be able to get by. His tests are worded very confusingly.

02/25/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soci 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would say this is a very easy course as long as you attend the lectures. I have not read the textbook however I received an A on the first exam. Taking notes during his notes is essential and he takes attendance. He has discussion questions every Friday which are about a page long but aren't hard and are graded for completion. He is very nice

01/27/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Hartmark is the most confusing lecturer I have ever seen. His discussions are hard to follow. He passive-agressively calls you out for not paying attention in class. His tests all have double-negatives, but the content isn't hard to grasp and it's straight from the book. Easy discussion posts and easy essay, but with little direction.

12/18/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class was very heavily based on the text, but lectures pretty much cover all the information needed for tests. I didn't read the book at all and I got As on each test. Jumps around in lectures but not too hard to follow. 10 discussion day posts worth about 20% of the final grade, 2 easy tests, an easy final, and a 5/6 page research paper.

12/17/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCI 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is very difficult to follow in lecture, but the tests are not too bad. If you read the book and listen to him most of the time, you'll to fine. There are 10 discussion day journals that are easy points and a six page paper about any topic of your choosing.

11/24/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
TSEM 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hartmark seems to be a very intelligent man but he was very hard to follow in class. This was the opinion of every classmate I talked to. He tries to engage with students in class discussion but no one ever knows what to answer...

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