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Harvey Stromberg
Professor in the History department
at Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.2
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163 Student Ratings
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02/25/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

i loved him!

05/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The best teacher, EVER! His knowledge is phenomenal, his ability to motivate is unparallelled. He's definitely getting an A+ in my class.

12/04/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Honestly the best professor I ever had. Hilarious, insightful,and fair tests. He expects alot but his lectures are great. Took his class for general education requirements even though I hated history. Took a second class with him just for fun. I'm really sorry he's gone.

08/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist11 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

Wonderful professor. Comes to class every day with energy and always very clear. He is extremely knowledgeable about the subjects he teaches. Read the textbook and take good notes and you can get an A. If he tells you to focus on something or to study a certain part of the text or notes, definitely do it. He is very straight forward.

11/30/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

this guy comes off nice. but do not take him. unless you have history in your DNA, you are not gonna know what happened unless you were part of history.

10/22/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AHIS11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are always insightful & entertaining, but he seems mentally unstable, which affects his grading and use of class time. I really liked him at first, but once he started spending time berating us rather than teaching, I felt a little insulted. There's no need to take out your anger on students. Perhaps he's just trying to motivate us...

09/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Love this man! He is why I am a history major today. His lectures are concise and interesting and he really loves what he teaches. I have a serious issue with teachers who have to read off of a page to be able to lecture. If you write down everything he says, you will get an A. Simple as that. I didn't open the book once and I aced all three tests.

09/08/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He can be entertaining at times but that does not make up for his lack of world history knowledge. He claims to be objective but it is clear he is not, so don't be fooled. Make sure to check any facts he gives you b/c he once claim that Cinco de Mayo was Mexican Indep. Day He also argued that the U.S. was justified in dropping the atom bomb on Japa

09/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I actually looked forward to Harvey Stromberg's class every week! Taking his class is like getting a free comedy show for an hour and a half (he even commented on this website the first day). Very helpful and gives great lectures. You DO need to read the book however, or you won't pass. 3 essay exams, very fair, and a few "pop" quizzes. YES OR NO?!

08/29/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST02 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

To the comment below saying he only has a BA. That's untrue, you need at least a masters degree to teach at a community college, and he got his MA at UCLA in History...As far as teaching goes, he's a good teacher, makes history interesting, but the exams are a bit lengthy.

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