Roger Adelson at Arizona State University

Roger Adelson

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/10/09

HST372

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very stimulating and informative lectures

11/11/07

hst331

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor. His class is a very rewarding experience.

7/26/07

HST372

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing class experience. He was funny, intelligent, and it was a good time. He even took the class to lunch and paid! Great guy.

4/19/07

HST372

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was awesome... best class I have ever taken.

3/10/07

HST101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was able tyo get an A in the class and I hardly showed up. Grade is based on three exams. PREPARE FOR THE EXAMS! If you do nothing else but prepare thoroughly for the exams you cant get less than a B

2/13/07

HST101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very intelligent and cares a lot about global affairs. A very academic person. However, his lectures might strike as too liberal for conservative students. Leave all political affiliations out the door first.

1/23/07

HST372

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I graduated from ASU a couple of years ago, and I still remember Professor Adelson well. I had him for Middle East History and also took his class on Mediterranean history in Florence. I thought he was a great professor. Sometimes, he can come off a touch brash, but he's a good teacher.

12/14/06

HST372

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is very informed, but very opinionated. he sometimes disguises opinion as fact. he will not accept that people with different opinions are informed also. if you go to class and read the material you will be fine. just keep your mouth shut unless you say something he will like.

12/11/06

HST101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably the smartest and most distinguished man I have ever met. While the lecture part of the class is somewhat boring, there isn't a lot of work. The tests are all essays which kinda sux, but if you come to class on review day you will be fine. Overall, the class taught me a lot and he is an interesting man.

10/31/06

HST101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He talked and talked, and read word for word off of his lectures, I never went to review days. His tests are ridiculous for 101, but it IS possible to get an A, not an easy A class.

5/8/06

HST 101/372

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Adelson is the most educated professor i have ever had. he really is that smart and has really been there and knows what he is talking about. the reading is demanding but it is worth it. great lectures- if all lectures were this informative i would never get any sleep. middle east history was so interesting.

4/17/06

HST101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

There's a reason why I dropped this class after the first week...

2/3/06

HST 367

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very easy to listen to. Lectures are a lot of fun (well, as funas lectures can be). His tests take a lot out of you, they are essay and require a fair bit of writing. However, his grading scale doesn't seem to be that harsh. With only a little BSing I managed to get good grades, and I actually learned somethings

12/13/05

HST 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is really interesting, and gives good insight into global issues that affect us all!

12/11/05

HST 372

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

i had him for history of the middle east and i adored him. yes, he does preach about his accomplishments quite often but it is his experience that makes the class so noteworthy. take this course before he retires!

12/7/05

HST 101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful class. He talked about his success and his life accomplishments more than history itself. No pop quizes. Just essay tests with way to much information to retain in one sitting

10/25/05

HST 101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terribly self-righteous indeed, in a class about world history since 1500 he has not talked about anything since WWI, and for that matter, every topic focuses on wars, he has even made up his own term "oil wars" and talks about then like they're a real thing. Essay tests, which are mostly b.s. and simple "grade booster" "labs" are the only assignments--not even worth going to class except for tests

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10/10/05

HST 372

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

History of Modern Middle East. Best Class Ever. Awesome teacher.

9/29/05

HST101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely awful professor. He is far too self-righteous and overeducated for his own good. His lectures are dry, his grading criteria is awful, and he is extremely unhelpful and downright insulting during office hours. He talks about being unmarried - and quite frankly, it is not surprising.

8/31/05

HST 367

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

the exams are essay. he finds the best exam in the class & grades everyone against that exam (or he did 3 yrs ago). if the person with the best grade is the type to write full essays for all the questions & memorize them for the exam, good luck.

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