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Kathleen Collihan
Professor in the Political Science department
at American River College, Sacramento, CA
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
2.9
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06/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 301 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

Dr. Collihan was one of the best teachers I've ever had. She is passionate about the subject and interacts with the whole class. Not the easiest class but getting an A isn't impossible. You must turn in every assignment, so missing the wrong day could drop your grade.

05/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLISCI301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's great! Very hard not to get an "A". Just do the work and show up. She drops one exam and the homework is done online, which is super easy! You have to do all the assignments to get an "A" but there really isn't many to do.

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's a GREAT professor! Very funny! Locks door 7 mins after starting time. You cannot use the restroom or leave class. No cell phones. Just do your hw online which is SO EASY! She takes most exam questions off the online hw. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! So study lecture notes and hw questions and you will do fine!

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
political sci Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a wonderful Professor. I fell in love with Poli Sci because of her teaching. This is not an easy class; however, you can do as well as you choose. The learn smart will help with the exams, definitely utilize this- if you desire a good grade. Do not be late, show respect and in return, she will treat you well. I would highly recommend her !!

04/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Door locks 7 minutes after class, no cell phone usage, HW is all online and is more a helper than actual HW, all assignments are easy, you should get an A for most of them, some exam questions seem to be pulled from thin air, but studying definition at least will yield you a C or a B them, and an A if you study beyond that. Very helpful class!

01/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Collihan is great! She's so energetic, funny, and nice. You have to turn in all your assignments for an A. Study with the study guide and use your book for vocab. Take good notes and write your essays off of them. You will enjoy this class unless you don't like doing a bit of work. She makes the topics fun. Be ready for hand cramps.

01/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pols 301 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 a great teacher, if you want to pass her class you have to do all of the assignments and study very well for her tests. She is some what strict about attendance but I learned a lot from her and she's funny.

01/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLI 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was great she is very helpful and can answer all your questions if you need help. Homework is easy and the exams are not that hard if you study your notes from class. If you complete all your homework and do somewhat good on the exams of which there are four and she drops the lowest grade then you will pass with ease.

12/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This prof. is wonderful and helpful. If you do your "connect" assignment before tests easy B for the test. plus 4 out of class assignment and she gives wild points for the participation, also she count only 3 best tests out of 4,she drops the lowest. Simply if you attend every class do all the assignments(which are not too hard) you will get an A

12/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of my FAVORITE professors EVER!! Tough but clear about what she wants. Buy the textbook, you'll need it quite a bit to supplement the lectures. She locks the door five minutes into class, so do NOT be late because she won't let you in and makes sure other students don't as well. Fantastic teacher, very well educated and wants you to learn!

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Pols 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This is a really great teacher. I have never in my life thought political science would be interesting, but i really enjoyed this class. Its really informative and interesting. If you follow along with the text and homework your guaranteed to get an A or B. I would recommend this class to everyone

12/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher very clear on what it takes to pass the class. Very helpful during office hours! Drop lowest test score! Easy to get 100% on HW category, just do the work. Test can be difficult if you do not read the text or study.

10/21/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
polisci 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

LOTS of work. Avoid if you just want to get through your AA.

08/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pols 301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher I have had online yet. Loved every assignment. Stay on top of the lab flash card study tool and do the reading / assignments and you will do great. She is always willing to answer questions and her assignments were fun! Never knew I'd love this class so much.

05/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would highly recommend this teacher to anyone who is afraid of or hates the idea of having to take Political Science. I took this class once before and ended up dropping it because it was hard and boring. Prof. Collihan made this class enjoyable and much easier.

12/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very professional and is the best professor at AR. Collihan is like an energizer bunny, she makes you interested. She makes the class FUN. This isn't an easy class and I had to work hard for my B. This class opened my eyes to the real world. She is unbiased,smart, and very helpful. A VERY dedicated and passionate professor. Take her!!!!!!

12/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took Professor Collihan for her POLS 301 Online class. She was one of the most interactive teachers I have had for an online class. She always responds to emails promptly. Homework assignments are simple. Tests are as well. Overall I would recommend Professor Collihan to EVERYONE. She is an amazing professor

12/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Pols301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

SUCH A GREAT TEACHER. She runs a great class. She is very smart. The test can be hard but everything else is easy. I highly HIGHLY recommend taking her class.

12/07/2012
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
polit301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is very organizes and polite. she explains the assignment very well but the exams are difficult and she used browser lock down for her online exam. if you like political science this is a right teacher for you. Otherwise don't take her.

11/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pols301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is AWESOME!!! Her class is not easy, but if you work for your grade, you will get exactly what you worked for. She is HILARIOUS, is always matching, and well dressed. She is understanding of life circumstances and very fair. I would highly recommend her. If you have no interest in Government to start, you will when you leave her class.

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