David Jacobs at Temple University

David Jacobs

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/29/11

HIST2280

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm going to miss Dr. Jacobs. The UFOs in American Society course is one of the most fascinating educational experiences I will ever have had. He is so funny and knows so much despite the fact that he has been winding down. He is retiring at the end of the Spring 2011 semester. He is a great lecturer and a very nice person. Best of luck to him.

12/10/09

HIST2280

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jacobs was very entertaining. Was very helpful in discussing class content, and overall a really nice guy. As long as you do the readings, you'll be fine.

10/29/09

UFOs2280

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is a great teacher. His lectures are entertaining and he talks about everything you need to know for the tests. If you just go to class you'll do well. Theres only a midterm, final, and paper and all are essay form. Its a good class

12/14/08

HIST1011

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a decent enough guy and knows what he is talking about, but his lectures, though entertaining, have absolutely nothing to do with the readings or exams. His TA is a strict grader. The films we watched were great, but he has an uncanny ability to analyze movies almost to the point of ruining them. Overall not a bad class if you like movies.

11/25/08

HISTHIST

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Great corny jokes. Great class.

8/27/08

hist1102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's a nice guy and he sounds exactly like rex from toy story. his lectures keep you entertained.i didnt buy any of the books and still managed a b+. the essay tests are easy you can usually just make stuff up from what you already know and the lecture and you'll be fine. i was surprised at how easy this class was.

6/19/08

Hist3216

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT take this guy during a summer session! lectures are veeeeery boring so six hours a week is not fun. continuously goes off topic and his jokes are TERRIBLE. the only good point about his class that that if you go to the lectures, you don't have to open a single book all semester. and if you read the 4 books, you don't need to go to lectures.

5/28/08

Hist1102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer, except gives unpredictable exam questions. He makes you want to show up to lecture. Great guy.

4/1/08

HIST1102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lectures and the TAs are really helpful. Tests are very straight forward, they're essays, and he is a funny guy. Makes class interesting and worth going to.

12/4/07

PopCult

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He knows his history and popular culture, but his lectures don't connect very much to the massive amounts of assigned reading. If you pay attention you can still fare well. Look up his UFO website if you have the chance. It's mind-blowing.

9/22/07

hist068

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never got the book and went to class half the time... however when I did go to class... I actually enjoyed myself... very funny and makes history fun.. Family history paper was easy.. go to class if you want an A

5/13/07

HIST13

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jacobs was really funny. He doesn't take attendance in lecture but as long as you go and take notes you don't need to open a book. His TA's grade everything so depending on how easy your TA is determines your grade in the class

3/16/07

HIST68

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Didn't do as well in the course as I should have, but if you want to really know what American History is about, take a course with Jacobs. Funnier than any standup I've ever seen. Very cynical, in a good way.

9/7/06

histo1877

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sounds like rex from toy story. a little boring. his CA's are awful though. they do not help at all so watch out for that. And ALOT of reading!

6/27/06

Hist 68

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jacobs is entertaining and quirky. The paper he assigned was a very easy one. He does sometimes go on tangents that cause you to lose your train of thought, but overall, I would recommend him.

6/27/06

UFOS

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to be bored to tears for an entire semester take the UFO class... This guy is a jack a$$! HE BELIEVES IN ALIENS AND TESTS YOU ON HIS STUPID STORIES...took him for summer, and he kept us for entire 3 hours and assigned 4 big books for 6 weeks of reading. do not take as elective...it blows

5/17/06

Hist 68

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

awesome prof...His lectures are never boring and he always is joking about something. His tests can be somewhat difficult, but he does cover the material well. I highly recommend!

12/26/05

history

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a funny guy, highly intelligent, and makes things interesting. Looks like Mark Twain. Might be an alien. But in all seriousness, he is a very good teacher and I highly recommend taking him. His lectures are great. His tests can be a little difficult, but read the material and you'll do good. One of the better professors at Temple.

12/20/05

History

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is definitly a cool teahcer who is easy as all hell. He makes class interesting with his strange comments. If you know history or you are a history major, dont take this class. You'll learn nothing and end up being confused because he makes many untrue and confusing, although funny, comments. It is an easy A class and alot of fun.

12/7/05

CO68

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed Prof. Jacobs class. He made an 8:40 history class interesting. He has funny quirks and phrases that I found myself copying into my notes to help me stay awake some of those mornings.

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