Ellis Godard at California State University, Northridge

Ellis Godard

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/9/14

SOC 355

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedB-

The class was kind of boring, but then again it was a class with close to 150 students...so what much can he do besides lecture for 1hr 15 minutes. There was a quiz every class, 1 paper and an online final. He was very unorganized, but really nice and gave a lot of extra credit for the class. He also curves the final grade.

5/22/14

soc 474

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy but he went off topic too much. He never responded to emails or posted things when he said he would. Tests were easy and he wasn't clear on how he wanted the paper.

5/12/14

SOC 355

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Didn't think this class would be so boring. He lectures from powerpoints that are posted on moodle for you to use to study with. He did quizzes every lecture which I sometimes hated but understand the point. There was a final paper that I enjoyed doing as I show my best in papers. He was pretty clear to me, but it's very boring...

12/28/13

SOC 304

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst Professor ever. I normally don't do this but he lacked any communication skills with the class and was not clear on what he wants from the papers. Good luck trying to get a hold of him, he never responds. He always says one thing, yet doesn't follow his own direction. He goes on rate my professor and makes up fake comments to make rating high

12/18/13

SOC 304

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Godard isn't too involved in his online classes. At first he was present & would respond to emails, but towards the middle & end of the semester he would go MIA. His tests (which r very vague) would never be posted when he said they would be. U must be really involved & actually read all the posts (which is what is on the tests). He seems nice!

12/16/12

SOC434

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of reading but it's interesting. If you do the reading he's an easy A. Three small papers that you can turn it at an time. He gives several ways to earn extra credit. Teacher is funny and fun. I would definitely recommend him. Also, never had to stay the entire class time he always was done earlier

12/5/12

soc434

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very funny, and his class is super easy, never opened the book, did all my essays last minute, and took all tests online with my classmates lol, take his class if you want a chill teacher and an easy A

11/19/12

SOC434

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This dude is funny. You HAVE to go to class to take the quizzes everyday. Take him.

9/6/12

soc434

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpfull. Although the course is challenging, but the instructor was amazing.You have to read the textbook in order to be in truck. Quizes for every lecture, papers with opportunities to earn extra points. My suggesns keep up with readings, attend the class and do assignments.Start watching shows earlier in the semester.

9/6/12

SOC345

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic. Just what i was looking for!

8/28/12

SOC497

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not helpful at all, always rude in emails

8/23/12

Soc434

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Godard is a very nice easy going professor.Students that complain or got a bad grade didn't put any time or effort in the class.You're at a university for crying out loud.3-2pg.papers 2 tests.Extra credit if u turn in your paper early. No citing or specific format.

8/23/12

SOC434

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take this class. Its a little boring but he knows what he talking about. Takes quizzes with an app, quizzes are 20% of grade. 2 Exams, mostly based on notes/powerpoint. 2 Short essays based on TV show Episodes. Easy class overall. I would take this proffesor again.

7/23/12

Soc497

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Godard is a dorky, funny guy. His class can drag on sometimes but he will definitely make you laugh with his jokes. The material itself can be a bit challenging and he tends to be fast-paced. Go to class, read, and do the work, you should be fine. He does drop some how,labs, and quizzes. It's only as hard as an upper division class should be.

5/23/12

SOC497L

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is vey funny, but his course is really hard so much to do so many assignments and all of them are really hard.Try to find another instructor for this course. Eventhough he drops 3 quizes, labs, and homeworks still really hard. you woould want to be in the class every time because during the lectures he gives quizes and you need clickers for it.

5/22/12

SOC496J

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

easy course to pass w/ minimal effort, a little more effort is an A. no textbook, no tests. grades a little differently on a certain curve, can be a bad thing but mostly good. funny guy, really chill. lots of ways to contact him, responds quickly. willing to work w/ you, just talk to him. don't slack just do the work n you'll def pass!

5/22/12

Soc497

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

ellis is a great teacher! lectures are lengthy and can be hard to understand. he offers extra credit opportunities and makes himself available to assist students through many different outlets. there is a lot of work assigned in class but he drops the 3 lowest quizzes, labs and homeworks. take his class, it's hard to fail!

5/16/12

SOC497

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Funny. Very cool but he makes things more confusing. Probably better to take from someone who knows how to explain.

4/19/12

Soc497

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! He is available literally 24/7 if you have any questions. He is very thorough in giving directions and explaining things. And just wants to help you pass the class. There's a lot of work, but its pretty straight forward. I recommend this teacher!

3/16/12

SOC497

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bad communicator. He speeds through lectures as if it were obvious and easy. It's not. And his default response to many questions is "I don't understand why this is confusing..." which is not productive. Finally, why do professors who are bad communicators always use multiple choice exams? His exams are like going down the rabbit hole.

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