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Thomas Engeman
Professor in the Political Science department
at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
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Overall Quality
2.7
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Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
3.3
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03/27/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Textbooks needed. An easy C or B- but an vague old guy doesn't tell you whats on the exam and the right answers are his opinion. if you state something in your interpretation with facts, he will still mark it wrong. also his lectures are BORING and MANDATORY. he whispers and says "um" every 3 seconds. the only way to ace it is to take good notes!

11/09/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy is not good. Prof. Engeman is very vague, a soft-speaker and lacking in good delivery. However, if confronted, he will cave pretty quickly. He is a smart guy and his article's are very in depth, but he averages 4 "um's" a minute and 8 "phenomenon" a class (phenomenon is never used in it's correct usage, btw.)

04/30/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Oh Dr. Engeman. He is really a bright guy, but he lacks in teaching ability. In one lecture he said "um" or "uh" over 651 times. Yes, I counted. Grading is really random on the tests. My test grades were B+, A-, and then a D. So yeah, I probably wouldnt recommend him if you are worried about you gpa. He is kinda boring too...

04/24/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DON'T TAKE THIS CLASS. It's easy, but you won't necessarily get a good grade because his tests are dumb and he has no consistent method of grading. Beyond that, it's an absolutely horrible class. You won't learn anything and you'll be really bored and probably end up fairly frustrated.

02/16/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Everyone in the department mentions how much of genius this professor is and I truly do believe them, but that doesn't mean he knows how to teach. But I'll tell you this, the exams are extremely easy if you basically spark note the text at minimum to study from. However the class time itself is beyond boring.

12/19/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLSC101 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 the worst professor ever. He contradicts himself and the texts, is extremely conservative and suck back in the Cold War, plus he repeats himself a lot. His tests make no grammatical sense and his grading is subjective based on his mood. If you want him to change anything, just be patient with him and pretend you agree with him. He is ****.

12/16/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible teacher. If you read the books, you still won't be able to answer most of the questions on the tests. Total of 4 tests and a final. Each test has about 6 multi-choice questions and the final is essays. If you mess up one test which everyone does, you won't get an A. The lectures are unbearable and he is incompetent. Do not take this class!

11/11/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
plsc100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

hes really boring...but its a really easy class u dnt even have to pay attention just read and u will get a good grade...i never payed any attention and i never read i would just sparknote the night before the test and i am getting a b...its easy but he is extremely boring EXTREMELY!

10/26/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible professor, but nice guy and arguably easier than your sixth grade social studies class. Has very questionable interpretations of the texts, and I wouldn't recommend him if you want to learn something. However, you don't have to do any of the reading and for the three tests you may have to study 20-30 minutes.

04/07/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Engeman is a nice person, I could tell that he cares about his students. Unfortunately, his teaching style is lacking. Four books and four tests, including the final (cumulative). There aren?t any deadlines, so it?s up to each individual person to study for the test. He will bore you, but the class is ridiculously easy.

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