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David Jacobs
Professor in the History department
at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
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Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
3.6
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04/29/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST2280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/10/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST2280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

10/29/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
UFOs2280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

12/14/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1011 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'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.

11/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HISTHIST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Great corny jokes. Great class.

08/27/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
hist1102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

06/19/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist3216 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

05/28/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist1102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

04/01/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/04/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PopCult Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

09/22/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
hist068 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

05/13/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST13 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

03/16/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST68 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

09/07/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
histo1877 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

06/27/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 68 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

06/27/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
UFOS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

05/17/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist 68 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

12/26/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
history Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/20/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/07/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CO68 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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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