Andrew Zimmerman at George Washington University

Andrew Zimmerman

  • 4.3Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
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4/26/12

HONR48

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Zimmerman is absolutely great, one of the best professors I've had. Really chill guy, has a good sense of humor and is very helpful if you come to him. Despite having a 2.5hr class discussion was always interesting and engaging, and he is always open to new ideas. Great text choice too. Definitely take his class if you can.

11/14/11

Hist1121

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is truely an amazing professor. He loves class participation and is so knowledgeable. I always found myself wishing class was longer!

5/13/11

HIST101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

AMAZING PROFESSOR! So interesting and knowledgeable. He is really helpful and gives interesting assignments. I was actually inspired to pick up a new language from how interested I got in European history from his class. Definitely one of the best professors here. Take a class with him.

12/28/10

HIST101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was well-taught. Professor Zimmerman managed to get students engaged in discussions even in a class of 70 people. The midterms and finals were easy, as long as one attended the lectures and did the readings. The prof. is very open-minded and is willing to talk to students in his office hours. I learned a lot from the class.

10/22/10

HIST132

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall a great professor, very knowledgeable and passionate about German history. Attendance was mandatory and he created a seating chart for a 70+ person class, which I thought was absurd. His grading scale is also a bit off, 94.5 is an A minus in his book.

9/1/10

HIST132

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Attendance, even in 80 plus person lecture classes, is mandatory. He also can be a stickler about using laptops. Other than that, he is extremely passionate about the subjects he teaches and is very willing to see students at office hours. Sometimes he gets off track but he is a very fair grader and will talk to any student about their grade.

3/23/10

HIST040

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

While it's true that this class involved a lot of Philosophy, it was still an extremely interesting course. Professor Zimmerman is so nice and really knowledgeable. You'll learn a lot from him. My only complaint was that the course covers a lot of material, which made the cumulative exams somewhat difficult. I would still recommend it though!

2/4/10

HIST40

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors at GW. He is passionate about the subject and always eager to help. Because he does not use a textbook, it is imperative that you attend every class (though the lecture are on iTunes). The way in which he frames history is ingenius. You won't realize how great of prof he is until after the class.

12/23/09

HIST040

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The lectures were well-organized and clear. However, the discussion classes were extremely useless, though attendance was mandatory. Prof. Zimmerman is very nice to talk to, and he has some refreshing generalization of the subjects. I think the Professor should have better TAs who know the subject well next time.

12/3/09

Hist40

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

i was pretty disappointed in the subject matter, the philosophy was not my cup of tea. there are also a lot of assigned readings, you can get away with not doing them but it helps on the exam if you did. zimmerman is extremely nice and helpful and i think he would do better in a discussion class rather than the huge lectures.

11/22/09

HIST40

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is a nice course anyway and talks much about intellectual history, instead of factual details (though there were more for the second half part of the semester). The readings are all good materials, however intensive. Prof. Zimmerman is nice to talk to, but somehow a 'nihilist', who gives out arguments on both sides, but holds back from his own.

11/16/09

HIST040

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i went into this class thinking i'll be learning hard historical facts, but he involves a lot of philosophy in his lectures. sometimes in lecture in feels like im in a european philosophy class rather than a euro history class. but despite this, his tests are ok since he gives out terms and possible essay questions in all his lectures.

3/28/09

HIST040

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found his lectures pretty boring, the class involves a lot of philosophy which I didn't realize when signing up. The class itself isn't too difficult. He gives out key terms and possible essay questions for the exams at the beginning of each class.

1/26/09

HIST101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Zimmerman is a great professor, he's absolutely brilliant. His lectures were always interesting, even if the reading was not. Definitely not an easy A but he makes you care, his enthusiasm is adorable and contagious. Bottom line: I would actively seek another class taught by him, I recommend to anyone interested in history!

5/19/08

HIST040

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great lecturer and a very intelligent man. I always went to class and absorbed his lectures. However, discussion with the TA was absolutely excruciating. Also, the tests are very difficult - you must really master the material and study hard, and you have to know the MANY readings front and back if you expect to get a good grade.

3/25/08

Hist40

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Zimmerman is incredible. His lectures are engaging if you are interested in the subject but his passion is what drives the class. VERY organized, fair, approachable, SMART. Great prof. Puts lectures on iTUNES! WOW! Go to disc. sec. Tests are easy if you study. Great class. Not very hard. Worthwhile prof all around.

1/21/08

Hist40

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everything you read comes from Primary Sources so be prepared for a lot of reading. He is a great prof. He really does know his stuff, but he is also open to basically any suggestions or information he didn't know or think about. THIS IS A INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF EUROPE CLASS! It incorporates historical events intothe discussionon howpeople thought

1/20/08

Hist40

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good professor, he managed to keep me listening for most of the time in a class I had no interested in taking but had to. His enthusiasm in the topic is obvious and he makes jokes about topics. TAs grade tests and paper, so go to discussion and make your presence known, always helpful. Tests are pretty straight forward, but you must study.

1/16/08

HIST40

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great speaker, loves what he does. Material can get somewhat dry and boring but he does what he can to explain it well. Lots of reading, and you can sorta get by without reading it, but it's hard. TAs grade everything. You have to come to lectures because the exams are from the lectures, no textbook. Good but very challenging class.

1/12/08

HIST040

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wanted to take a history class and ended up in a philosophy class which is not what I was looking for. He cares about the material and knows a lot. Class graded by TA's. Tons of impossible reading. I don't suggest it unless you love Nietzsche and Hegel.

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