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Oliver Bateman
Professor in the History department
at University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
are you Oliver Bateman?
Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
4.5
Helpfulness
0
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0
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28 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
80943 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"There for you" "Clear grading criteria" "Hilarious"

This class has to be the easiest. The lectures are recorded so that you can watch at home if you need to. The professor is funny and entertaining when giving his lectures. The professor also teaches the history of sports, dating, and social lives, so it is more interesting to us. The test questions are given to you before the midterm and final.

11/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 3318 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Hilarious" "Big time extra credit"

Bateman is a living legend. I wouldn't call the class legal history as it is more of a one man show he does two times a week. Everything about him is compelling even when he is giving a boring lecture or talking (smirking) to himself about something. Truly an experience at UTA. You MUST take him and Kyle and Palmer if you're a history major.

11/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 1312 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Clear grading criteria" "Hilarious"

He made one of my worst subjects, History, actually decent. I can say that I enjoyed taking his class, although some parts were boring (but it's history - that's to be expected). He DOES try to make the class AS interactive and interesting as he possibly can, and he focuses more on the cultural side of history rather than the boring "who did what".

04/24/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
History 1312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

The class is built around Bateman's lectures and he delivers them in one of the loudest voices you will ever hear. no joke. He teaches thinking over facts and has a way of testing that which you will find VERY easy to complete .Mostly Painless way to take history. He is not like any other teacher you will have.

01/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HistoryOfUs Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I have had him for both US classes and he is an electrifying and manful speaker although I do not understand much what he says. He reminds me of seeing in person Reverend Jesse Jackson although Dr Bateman is a White professor. He reaches out.

12/23/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist3318 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Teacher / student fantasies can run wild while Dexter talks about musclemen and his admiration of Clarence Thomas. He hates busy work and grading / feedback but is a big hand holder and esteem booster so everyone's a winner with him.

12/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 3318 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Seriously awesome and surprisingly thought provoking.

10/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 3300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is a mandatory class for hist maj - Bateman will take you through step by step. His advice on topic research and how to stay on track/motivated is excellent. No reason to fail this class other than losing steam while writing paper and throwing in the towel. Don't give up! He's ready to listen and talk through ideas.

08/19/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 3300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Professor Bateman doesn't talk down to you but I think he assumes you know way more about history than you do. However I got an A so maybe that is not the case. He is as it says on here involved in bodybuilding and weight lifting and will sometimes lecture on it. He is friendly and stays after class to talk.

05/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 3317 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is a law history class that is part of the prelaw major. This professor is a lawyer and the method of study is a case by case method. He is also a serious athlete who has done different activities including bodybuilding. His life stories offer some perspectives that I enjoyed hearing. The case book he uses is $$$ but it is key on test study.

05/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
His 1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is young, charming, and lovable. He has a very strong speaking voice. The class he teaches has extra credit from visits by his friends at newspapers and from the Law Center where he is director. There is so much extra credit that it is hard not to make a good grade. Recommend!

05/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
hist 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Jt take a class with him. you'll love him!

04/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 3317 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome guy! Attendance isn't mandatory, but during his lectures he reads out the most important passages from our readings that WILL BE ON THE TEST, so you practically don't have to read at all (even though he assigns quite a bit). There are 3 papers, but he gives you 8 opportunities, so you can pick which ones you want to do. Highly recommend!

04/26/2013
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sometimes he would come in and lay down a good lecture. Most of the time he had enthusiasm, otherwise seemed real busy. Grades are up and down here since theres this TA but he grades some and is easy. Students sleep even during the good lectures and he finds it funny and does not look down his nose at you. has Attendance grade and text book.

04/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 3317 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

HIST 3317 - American Legal History - This is a legal history class, meant for LAW MAJORS. I would not suggest taking this class if you don't find studying little known supreme court cases for an entire semester. His style of teaching is rather unclear and drawn out. Not for people other than law majors. Essay tests are easy, course load very high.

01/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you need a favor or want to genuinely advance your career JUST ASK HIM IN HIS OFFICE. What is written on this site about forms and recommendation letters is true. Not only did he write my form but he followed up with me afterwards about it. Class was okay for an early morning class but I docked a point bc of attendance.

01/13/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy, EASY, can't complain. He is pretty young and still cares somewhat about the job he is doing.

01/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This was a decent class for what it was. There is no PowerPoint or blackboard but he sticks to syllabus and mostly boring slavery lectures follow the readings. I was not happy with the TA paper grade since the comments were random but it did not change my final grade. Tells you over again what to study for tests, that's nice.

01/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A "Chili Pepper" worthy teacher whose class is way too easy. After talking to him I thought the class would be hard and that he would have tough standards. He motivated me to study hard for the first exam expecting a challenge and then I got a high grade and did not care as much.

01/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very simple class. Also filled out for me two recommendation forms on short notice. Completed that in less than a day.

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