Stephen Birdsall at University of North Carolina

Stephen Birdsall

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 3.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/12/10

GEOG120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Birdsall is one of the most enthusiastic professor's I've had but his lectures can get still get rather dry. GEOG 120 is a great overview course and is pretty fun and easy if you like maps and current events.

11/13/09

GEOG120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Birdsall is a very knowledgeable man who seems to truly enjoy teaching. Sometimes he can belabor a point or overcomplicate some things, but it's not hard to see what he's saying. The class is simple if you pay attention during lectures.

9/2/09

GEOG120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's not fair to say his class was boring because geography in general is just not that interesting. However, unless you really love it or need the credit, don't take GEOG 120. Birdsall is a very nice and helpful man, but it was painful to sit through each class.

5/8/09

GEOG260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors at UNC. I have had him twice and he is a great guy who loves geography and is very helpful. He memorizes everyone's name/face so he knows if you skip class. The miniprojects can be somewhat tedious but overall the class is interesting and Birdsall is great.

1/7/09

GEOG125

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

a must have. his assigned readings are somewhat boring at times but he is a funny guy, extremely kind and very passionate about his subject. he assigns several mini papers that are easy to get A's on and exams are pretty easy as long as you review your notes beforehand. honestly, not much work is needed to make an A C:

10/12/08

Geog120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Assigns worthless maxim papers and you really have to study to do well on the exams... very passionate about the subject but his lectures are off the wall

4/13/08

GEOG260

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Birdsall is wonderful. He is so passionate about what he teaches, and is really willing to go the extra yard to help you out. A genuinely nice man, and a great teacher. Class is very enjoyable and the workload is reasonable. Highly highly recommended.

12/18/07

geog125

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy, really loves his job. Have to write a lot of dumb papers but they are easy, so its not that bad. Tests are ok, you dont have to read just take notes in class. Basically, if you try a little bit you can get an A.

12/6/07

Geog125

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is NOT EASY! Um hi, make good grades (3.6 GPA) so unless you can memorize every country in Africa, the capitals, rivers, languages, religions, climate, etc..then you'll be fine, but if you're like me and you hate memorizizing b/c it is elementary learning, don't take it. Birdsall is entertaining though. P.S. I have a B+ in the class.

10/31/06

GEOG120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy, decent professor. He can be a bit boring at times, but he truly cares about his job. He does, however, assign these worthless maxim papers that are total bs. His exams aren't too difficult, but some questions can trip you up. Nice guy though.

5/28/06

geog 6e

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this was the first time the class was ever given so it was rocky and probably still will be for 06-07 year. he's very sweet and a bit of a pushover, kids took advantage of him. he'll work with you and is helpful. he's really into geog. & memorials & can go on about it. field trip to d.c. to look at memorials. presentations 2nd half of sememster!

1/12/06

geog 20

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

funny enthusiastic man. tests are not too bad. Lectures are ohk.

1/8/06

geog 20

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very willing to answer questions. Assignments are appropriate for the class.

1/1/06

Geog 20

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

1/1/06

Geography 20

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is one of the best classes to take at UNC with one of the best teachers. Tests can be challenging, but whats best is that you leave the class knowing loads more. Take notes on everything that he writes down in class, and be sure to know, in general, how the book discusses the topic as well. Stay on time with studies, you'll do fine!

10/18/05

GEOG 20

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is such a great guy! Very interesting and very clear! You should definitely take this class!

10/8/05

GEOG 020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't be fooled b/c it's geography, you have to study to do well in this class. Maps, short and answer and difficult multiple choice on tests. Assignments easy.

5/10/05

GEOG 25

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easiest class on campus, and this guy is truly great! As long as you can stay awake, the lectures can be interesting, and the professor is a quirky fellow. excellent prof.

5/12/04

geog 20

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/10/03

geog 20

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

So funny! He waves his hands and really gets into it! This is an interesting class!

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