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Kenneth Holum
Professor in the History department
at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
3.4
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30 Student Ratings
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12/02/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST289C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST289C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

08/27/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

10/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

06/14/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

05/17/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST324 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

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.

05/13/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

08/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/04/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

03/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

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