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Barbara Odza
Professor in the Graphic Arts department
at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
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Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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0
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31 Student Ratings
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12/02/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
art244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

It seems like waste my time when I am taking her class. No improvement at all. I feel like most of the students are crap in her eyes. And she does not care about her students. Maybe she is a good businessman, but she is not a good professor anyway. I will never take her class again. Bad luck to meet this professor in my school life.

07/09/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ArtGD2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't give her own feedback. Just asks other students to comment on peers' works. No constructive criticism. TOO laid back & not beneficial if you're looking to improve your designing skills. When it comes to grading, she suddenly decides your work is lacking and assigns Bs, but when asking for help she has nothing to say. Eh, i'd avoid her.

05/10/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
art344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

SHE IS THE WORST PROFESSOR I HAVE NEVER SEEN!!!She never told students what's wrong with their projects. Students cannot revise their projects for a higher grade once she grades it. She just focus on few good students and ignore the rest students. When I ask her a question during the break, she reject to answer me and she said she is taking break!

10/14/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ART244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

SHES BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

10/14/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Art244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

We just took the midterm, and I still haven't learned any new techniques in photoshop or illustrator. She assigns homework, and reads her slides - which are all on the principles, elements... of design. If you don't already know photoshop or illustrator at all RUN! As a person she's nice, as a teacher she could use some help.

01/14/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ART354 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Unhelpful, biased, and unprofessional. Most of the class time is spent with her on her cell phone running her own business. Don't expect to do well if you like to think outside of the box. Once she decides to not like something no amount of improvement will make her change her mind.

07/22/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ART343 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The worst and most unprofessional teacher I have ever had in all my college career. I could make a laundry list of gripes, but they are all listed on this site anyhow. Suffice to say they are ALL too true!

05/08/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ART344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I guess she's still there for a reason and its for her to teach media kits for identity branding for the whole semester. thats what you do all semester, logo applications. she's easy and she does your work for you, when u have a ?; but overall she's not a joke, its just that shes more interested in her company now.

01/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ART344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Worst design teacher at csun. criticizes work without saying what's wrong with it or how it could be better. doesn't teach, just assigns projects and does nothing to help you learn from it. her idea of helping you is sitting at your computer doing it for you. wont like anything you do even after taking her advice and make 10 revisions. HORRIBLE.

01/10/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ART344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is a very good instructor, from real professional world, very helpful. Her assignments for Graphic Design II are great. it's not just another "whatever" projects, they are portfolio pieces.

11/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Art344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is the best graphic design teacher in Cal State Northridge. All the other teachers sucks in this school. Take her classes.

12/06/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
art244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

shes a real know it all.very rude to new student to the industry of graphic design.she believes a stucnet should know as much as she does and is very boring whenever she does explains things!!!!!

09/12/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Art244 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The critiques take up 75% of class and when it's finally time to work, she disappears so you can't ask questions. Apparently she does not feel the need to respond to emails either. Not helpful and not very nice.

06/14/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Art356 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not a helpful teacher at all. She always laught at your mistakes instead of correcting it by explaining. I never did anything that she liked. DO NOT take her class!!!

12/19/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
aRT354 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she's an interesting teacher. when you talk to her personally she's very nice and has a lot to say about the business, but as a teacher... well as a teacher she has very high cocky moments, where she's beyond perfection. i recommend her to an extent although she may drive you nuts that's how it is in the real world.

02/09/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Art 354 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I put up with her class for two weeks before getting fed up and dropping it. Already two weeks into the semester and all we got to do was "show & tell" and make collages out of magazine cut-outs (i.e. - like in Kindergarten). "Computer Graphics", my @$$!

11/14/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Design Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Design

10/19/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
design Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's easy, but didn't learn much. Not many projects were portfolio material. Wasn't too motivated with this class.

08/31/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
computergraphic Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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02/01/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Art 354 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is the most unprofessional instructor I had at CSUN. She might be a good designer herself but has absolutely no right to teach. She never teaches the programs, just assumes you know everything. Her critiques are more hurtful than helpful.

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