Gary Thomas at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Gary Thomas

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

Number of ratings 24 / Average Grade:  N/A Submit a correction

Close


  • Your correction will show after moderators approve it.


Date
Class
Rating
Comment
4/16/10

CSCL3175

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/09

musicdisc

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/19/07

CSCL3172

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/4/06

CSCL

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/30/05

Gay Men & Homop

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/15/05

gay men

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/27/05

CSCL 3175

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/16/05

CSCL 3472,3175

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/5/05

CLCT

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/18/05

CSCL 3175

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/6/05

comedy

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/13/05

CSCL 3175

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/3/05

CSCL 3175

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/22/04

CSCL 3172

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/04

CSCL 3172

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/16/04

CSCL 3172

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/6/04

comedy

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

6/16/04

CSCL

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/21/04

comedy

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/6/04

CSCL 3175

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

More Humanities professors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

NAME
TOTAL RATINGS
OVERALL QUALITY
HELPFULNESS
CLARITY
EASINESS
HOT?
Average Quality
32
3.3
3.5
3.1
4.2
Not Hot
Good Quality
15
3.9
4.1
3.7
3.3
Not Hot
Average Quality
13
2.9
2.8
3.0
2.7
Not Hot
See full department list