Brian Lavelle at Loyola University Chicago

Brian Lavelle

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/13/13

CLST 272-W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

3 books, 3 midterms, 4 out of class writing assignments and 6 in class assignments. Difficult grader but do-able if you do EVERY reading(pop-quiz style in class paragraph writings relevant to readings), go to EVERY class and take notes on EVERYTHING he says. For papers and essays, make sure you have proof from the texts to back up your assertions.

4/12/12

CLST306

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took Lavelle for Art of Ancient Greece abroad in Greece last summer. He is a very knowledgeable professor who is very passionate about his students obtaining a deeper understanding of the subject at hand. I highly recommend this intersession course if you are lucky enough to be in Rome for a summer term. It was a week long with a midterm and final.

12/21/11

CLST383

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class has been my favorite CLST class EVER. He is an awesome teacher that knows everything about classics and is very helpful and SUPER understanding. Class is conducted through discussions. There is a term paper and a final exam along with an oral demonstration (very informal and fun). We read everything from Homer to the 4th Century BCE.

12/3/11

CLST271

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved him for classical mythology! You can tell he is really an expert in almost every aspect of it. He tells you in class exactly what is going to be on the test pretty much, all you have to do is read most of the time and show up. one paper three exams.

7/1/11

CLST309

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing lecturer. Reading is essential. We get to do an interesting term paper and he is awesome. He's clear, funny, eloquent, informative, and everything a teacher should be. I learned A LOT in his class. Tests are a bit hard, but he's a fair grader and always available for help. He's the reason I'm a classics major.

5/24/10

CLST275

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Lavelle is a very nice guy, but avoid him for this class. He teaches by telling stories- it's hard to follow especially because he talks so fast. Overall pretty boring class, read the book not it big deal to pay attention to lecture because what he lectures over is only one of two exam questions.3 exams- multichoice, fillins, essay, final paper

5/12/10

CLST272

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr Lavelle is awesome! Not only does he know a lot, but he is an awesome and eloquent lecturer. He is a bit of a hard grader, but his class is very manageable. We read the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid and those are the only 3 exams (last one is the final, but not cumulative). In order to get an A just keep up with the reading and go to class.

2/28/10

CLST272

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Read/sparknotes books is a must. Decent grader. Very interesting lectures. Very helpful. Super nice guy. Passionate about his work. Will read Iliad, Odyssey, & Aeneid in that order. Take class if you wanna learn. NOT a blow off class.

2/10/10

CLST272

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lectures, class is mandatory for learning the material as well as reading the textbooks. I never mind the hour and 15 minutes with Lavelle, he is so gorgeous.

12/16/09

CLST383

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wouldn't recommend any of Lavelle's classes unless you are a CLST major/minor (or have interest in the subject). I thoroughly enjoyed my class with him though. My class was a capstone course so it was basically just participation, 1 essay, and the final. Readings were long and sometimes difficult. Loved class discussions though.

12/7/09

CLST272

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very interested in the topic and full of info TERRIBLE TEACHER... does not teach to examination style, no organization or structure to class lecture and takes of point for not apparent reason. Test format more difficult then class material. Do not take unless you have background in material being taught.

11/24/09

CLST272

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof is passionate about his subject and wants to pass his knowledge onto his students. Tests are very difficult and I don't think anyone in the class god an A. However, it is a very interesting class to take. You get a lot out of it!

7/1/09

CLST281

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brilliant Professor who enjoys teaching and is very enthusiastic. I took "War and War Experience" with him, and the class was very interesting and enjoyable. He is a lenient and fair grader. His lectures were great, and stimulated great discussions. Definitely take him for CLST 281.

5/3/09

Clst272

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, knows the material extremely well. Makes class interesting and can relate the material to almost anything to help you understand it. He's the type of teacher that strives to make you think about the material you're learning.

4/28/09

clst272

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher, knows his stuff backwards and forwards and can relate anything to a different situation to help you understand. he had second books to go along with the Aeneid and the Iliad, yes its extra reading but they HELPED, so if you actually do your homework and go to class, you'll be fine. hard grader but, fore sure take him

4/25/09

clst272

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst teacher I have ever had... He refuses to help in any way even though his tests are IMPOSSIBLE to pull off an A. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. WORST TEACHER EVER.

4/24/09

CLST275

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He seems nice but is not very helpful and his tests are really hard. You need to know the books backwards and forwards to do well on the tests. Classes are really boring and there was no motivation for me to actually attend most of them.

12/14/08

CLST275

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really loved the class. Professor was all right, but he can become sometimes boring. Tests are based on what you hear in lecture... Really enjoyed the films and the comparison project. If you love Greek History.. take the class :):):)

11/18/08

CLST275

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class drags on terribly. I am a Classics major and he made Classical Greece even boring for me. Impossibly hard grader. All multiple choice answers have at least 2 good options so you must choose best. Takes of points in papers and short answers and sometimes doesn't explain why. If you enjoy grey chest hair then he is right for you.

11/13/08

CLST275

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, very hard tests and just the class in general was hard for me at least to get used to. Good guy, will help you a lot if you're having trouble.

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