Stephen Hartmark at Towson University

Stephen Hartmark

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/21/14

SOCI101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/21/14

SOC101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/17/14

soci101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

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.

4/16/14

SOCI 101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/25/14

Soci 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/27/14

SOC 101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/18/13

SOCI 101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/17/13

SOCI 101

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/24/13

TSEM 102

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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...

11/22/13

SOCI 101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seems like a nice guy, but a very poor professor. In class, he goes on in tangents and you really can never tell what he's talking about... ever. He's just an odd man who teaches a very interesting course. Reading the textbook is the only way you will do well on tests, theres only 3 (the third one is the final). His lectures are EXTREMELY unclear

11/5/13

soci101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures can get confusing and sometimes do not make sense. Cannot rely on vocab only. Know the examples in the book as well. Had to do a lot of discussion posts that were like 1-2 pages. I do not recommend him. He is a nice guy but the class just gets confusing with him as a teacher. If you do the work though, you will be okay.

7/29/13

SOCI101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has a passion for the subject, but his teaching style is confusing. He's never up-front about what he wants to say. Best advice is to read the book before class or you won't know what's going on. When you study, you can't just go off vocab definitions, you need to know the examples in the book & ones discussed in class.

5/27/13

SOCI311

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for Sociology 311(individual&society). He's nice and the class was easy.I recommend this class if you don't mind a lot of writing. Required to write papers(either 2 pages of informal writing, or 4 pages of formal)once a week, then a 10 page final paper.The papers were mainly based on the readings.No tests for this class.I got an A.

5/21/13

TSEM 102-003

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only advice I have for Hartmark is to never take his TSEM class. 2 page paper every week along with a 10 page paper and a discussion of a partners paper that is 5 pages. Hard grader and can find any flaw in a paper and kill your grade.

1/25/13

SOC101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Hartmark is nice, but he's not all that great of a professor. If you take 101 you WILL need that textbook because you won't understand what he's talking about in class. He goes on and on and then he sometimes goes on tangents. And when he asks a question, you never know when you're actually supposed to answer cuz he answers it himself sometimes

1/16/13

Soci327

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the worst professor I've had in all four years of college, and I'm a soc major. He lectures the whole time, the lectures barely make sense and he is incapable of answering questions or listening to anything other than his own I wondered how Towson has even allowed him to "teach" this long. Do not take!!!

11/1/12

soc101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of people said his lectures aren't valuable, but they are. I wrote everything down that he said and it was all on the exam. The first test didn't go well, but after that I got A's. It isn't just memorization of vocab. Very interesting. Plus, he adds filler to your grade (like easy one page papers). Don't complain, it's easy.

10/31/12

SOCI101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teacher was awesome, very weird at times. MUST read proior to class to follow along with lectures. Test are not hard if you read/attend class, wording is tricky (but if you read and attend then you know the right answer) most test Q's come from the application sections of the book. TAKE HIM, he doesn't hand out grades, but grade easy & VERY HELPFUL

10/17/12

SOCI101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the WORST professor I have ever had at Towson! He's a nice guy and TRIES to make things easy, but he really is just in outer space. His lectures have nothing to do with what's in the book, and his tests are confusing. Attenance and the 6 page paper were the only things that helped my class. I really felt like i was taking an online class.

1/30/12

SOCI327

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy that knows his stuff. Alittle boring if you take minimester but I got an A in the class by just paying attention and doing the work. There was 2 tests and 1 10-12 pg. paper. Go to class and write notes. Tests are alittle confusing but just read them carefully.

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