Kenneth Holum at University of Maryland

Kenneth Holum

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/2/13

HIST289C

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. H. is a fun guy, and the lectures are interesting and about one of my historical periods, but I dread this class. We never talk about the main point of the course, and it only ever comes up in the test and essay questions. I honestly have no idea what his expectations are.

11/26/12

HIST289C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

As long as you do the reading or at least use SparkNotes, you will receive a good grade in this class. Prof. Holum doesn't want his students to fail. The test questions are given in advanced. Yes, there is a lot of reading, but this is college. Expect that. The TA gives quizzes each discussion which are fairly easy. All lectures are posted online.

8/27/12

HIST110

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring. I almost fell asleep every class but still passed with a B and barely opened the books.

10/22/11

hist324

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

My favorite class in college. I learned so much and I loved the challenging atmosphere.

6/14/11

Hist600

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is pompous, petty, and his classes are painful... Avoid working with him at ALL costs!

5/17/11

HIST324

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult course, many books, many tests, essays are open ended and the purpose of them is not well-explained by Dr. Holum. A smart fellow for sure, but he tries to show it too much by using pretentious Latin terminology that makes him almost impossible to understand. I suggest going elsewhere unless you are very engaged on the subject.

5/13/11

HIST110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a good professor but kind of boring to sit through his lectures. As long as you pay attention and show up to discussion with your TA you should do fine on the tests because he gives you possible essay questions before hand.

8/14/10

HIST110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice professor who knows his field gives out 3 exams with the essay questions in advance so you can study it. The class ultimately depends on who your TA is, my TA was a hard grader so its a make or break with them.

5/4/10

HIST101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

So boring its unbelievable. The tests and quizes were easy and the TA's were nice. I got a good grade I just could not stay awake in class. I love history and if someone is boring enough to put me to sleep its pretty bad.

3/25/10

HIST324

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Holum is awesome. Yes, his class is difficult and condensed with information. What did you expect? It's an upper-level history class. Professor Holum is nice, approachable and loves to help his students. The person below me is just a baby throwing a temper tantrum, because s/he actually had to do some work.

3/20/10

hist110

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

OK DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. i am trying to help you guys out bc of the ppl under my comment who are LYING. this class is IMPOSSIBLE. THE most boring class I have ever taken and the tests and paper are RIDICULOUS. this is DEF NOT an easy A. had to drop mid semester bc i took it hoping to get an easy A (judging from what ppl below me said)and its NOT.

12/6/08

hist110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

great guy, extremely easy, take with elizabeth

5/23/08

hist110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Holum's class was extremely easy. There are 3 tests,a paper, and a final review essay and 10 quizzes, you get the essay questions before hand, and identification questions come directly from the handouts. Master Grissom is the best T.A. out of the three. If you want to actually learn something and learn to write well, then get Master Grissom.

4/11/07

Hist110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take this class!

4/4/07

HIST110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Going to class is a must in this class. He gives out outlines for all his lectures but are somewhat hard to follow. Reading quiz each week that is worth 10 points that you should easily get. He gives test questions to essays before hand, take them to a TA and have them help you study, that way you will get an easy A

1/3/07

hist110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

go to class!! pay attention and read..and he gives u the essay questions for the tests. do those beforehand and its an easy A

12/6/06

HIST330

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome, interesting, and brilliant prof! Class was fun and he makes subtle witty comments that idiots in the class never really understand. We are really behind on our syllabus so he cancelled the 2nd term paper. Really great prof! Grades fairly.

12/4/06

HIST110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A great professor who is always willing to help students...the guy is extremely knowledgeable, plus how many other profs know Spartan war chants?

9/26/06

HIST110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent lecturer- keeps you engaged and interested the entire time. Lecture outlines handed out during class help a lot- use them! T.A. Elizabeth is REALLY nice, not a hard grader when it comes to weekly quizzes. If you put in effort, you will get an A.

3/29/06

Hist 110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is such a sweet man and a great teacher! He gives you everything you need to know before the exams and is an amazing teacher! He always kept me interested and I never even knew i liked this stuff before his class!

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