Showing Professors...
in University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that teach Humanities Edit
Professors
  • Load More
Gary Thomas
Professor in the Humanities department
at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
are you Gary Thomas?
Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.3
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
Top 20 Tags for this Professor

See how other students describe this professor.

Choose your tags
24 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
04/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCL3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great and entertaining teacher. He might engage in sophistry at times, but what I learned in his class I have been able to apply to many other courses, particularly English classes. I found Gary to be extremely helpful and easy to get in contact with outside of class. The course and Gary are not for the easily offended, which he is upfront about.

05/10/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
musicdisc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I learned nothing new from this course. Thomas is a blowhard who treats us like HS students. Not recommended.

11/19/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCL3172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class went beyond learning rote information. This class gave truly insightful knowledge to me that will last a lifetime. Although not for everyone, Thomas' lectures are deep and intriguing. Take this class if you genuinely want to learn.

02/04/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSCL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Comedy Text and Theory was one of my favorite classes at the U. Gary Thomas is a sharp, funny guy, and really approachable.

11/30/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Gay Men & Homop Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is smart and sexy. Great course and great professor.

11/15/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
gay men Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

10/27/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCL 3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I had to drop. I had no idea what was going on.

10/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSCL 3472,3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best teacher I have had. He actually encourages people to think, and treats everyone like they are on the same level as him. You have to go to class in order to do good. Critiques: None when i had him for Gay Men & Homophobia in the American Culture. But for Comedy in Text and Theory - the multiple choice on the exams were often unfair in my opinion, and the TA's did not always grade the same.

10/05/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLCT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

smart, funny...loved him. tends to ramble a bit, but if you want a challenging fun course, he's the teacher for it.

09/18/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCL 3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

i have never felt so stupid in a class before. sometimes i can follow him, other times i'm completely lost. he's insane.

09/06/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
comedy Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

only take this class if you are up for a challenge!

05/13/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCL 3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tests are rediculous, notes are all over the board and he is hard to follow. I would not recommend him unless you are into cultural studies or are willing to put the effort into learning a lot of theory.

05/03/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCL 3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Hes a hard teacher. That's all there is to it. Half the time I had no idea what he was talking about. The tests are ridiculous. Sometimes he didn't even know how to fully answer the question. He writes crap all over the board and just... dont take it unless youre into cultural studies. Good luck.

12/22/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSCL 3172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I don't know who everyone else is kidding, this guy was horrible. If he didn't put you to sleep with his lecture you were usually weirded out by his "lifestyle" choices. Would recommend no one take a class with this guy ever.

12/12/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCL 3172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic. Best lecturer, best class at the University of Minnesota

11/16/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCL 3172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a smart guy, no doubt about it, but he knows nothing about teaching. He teaches the class as if he is speaking at his own book signing, spouting off about his opinions that, a lot of the time, don't pertain to the class. In a word: pretentious. But hey, I guess some people like that.

07/06/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
comedy Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Best class with the best prof. Two years later, I still use the material I learned in the class.

06/16/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

tests can be hard, but if you pay attention in class they aren't too bad. he's a great guy, as long as you take him with a grain of salt. i learned a lot in his class, and defaintely reccommend it - i had a good time.

04/21/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
comedy Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

this class is the worst i have ever had. not funny. he is incredibly dry and boring. too much philosophy. he doesn't care if his students understand him, and gives hard tests. one multiple choice question went to letter M. he tries too hard to sound smart

04/06/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCL 3175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

I thought the class was going to be funny, but it sucks most of the actual humor out of comedy. This is a rigorously scholarly, dry class. He's a very knowledgeable teacher, and likes the students. He can be a little brutal in his efforts to entertain.

Load More
Were these reviews helpful? Help out your fellow students
Rate this Professor
date Class Note
Are you sure you want to delete this note? Once deleted, we can't bring it back.
×

Thank you for submitting your note.

Close ×