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Robert Gerlich
Professor in the History department
at Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
1.6
Helpfulness
0
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48 Student Ratings
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10/03/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
T122 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Get ready to read" "Lectures are long"

This class is draining the life out of me. I end up reading and answering questions for 2-4 hours before every class. He gives quizzes on the i-clicker every single day from the readings. These account for 40% of your grade which I think is unacceptable. This means 40% of my grade is based on WHAT I TEACH MYSELF?! WTF.

04/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C-

Do not take him or his class. It's supposed to be a common curriculum class, but this will drain your gpa. If you have better options take someone else. He is very unhelpful and close minded. I never felt comfortable in class or enough to talk to him as a student. He is very difficult on papers. I'm a fairly decent writer and received awful grades.

03/24/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST-122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

RUN FAR, FAR AWAY! This is the worst teacher at Loyola! He exepects students to dedicate way too much time outside of class on his subject (forgetting that we have like 6 other classes). Quizzes and tests are impossible no matter how hard you study and pay attention. Ruthless. I thought priests were supposed to be nice!

11/15/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist x260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-

this class is taught on a graduate level, def. not undergrad. he is disorganized, never returns work, poorly prepares students for exams and seems to hate students. i'm not sure how this man is a teacher. its almost like he messes with us trying to see how hard he can make it. i am an A student that has never struggled like this in a class before.

05/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Such a ridiculously difficult teacher. Quizzes everyday that require you to read 50+ pages a night and 150 slide powerpoints. After reading both he still only quizzes you on unimportant details. I didn't learn much in this class and was constantly frustrated. Got the lowest grade I've received in college in this course.

04/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Father Gerlach is really, really tough. This is not a class for the light-hearted. I really struggled due to the amount of work and rhe difficulty of tests. But I learned a lot.

07/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HISTT122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him if you want an easy A. If you are genuinely interested in the subject and are willing to put forth the extra effort, by all means take him. Great professor.

12/02/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HISTQ270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took him for World War I during the summer. Father Gerlich really knows his subject and made it really interesting. He was always willing to answer any questions. He provided a ton of information via Blackboard that was helpful for preparing for the final. His demeanor can be really intimidating but I learned so much in his class.

04/07/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

NOT RECOMMENDED! ANYBODY IS BETTER!The professor is definitely impossible. He knows his history but terrible at explaining the material well. CLASS IS BORING! INSOMNIA RECOMMENDED! I worked extermely hard for this class and still only got a D+, studying 6 hrs a day for those quizzes and study 48 hrs for those test.

03/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HISTT122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He really knows his stuff. If you are truly interested in History, take him. If you want an easy A, stay away.

12/12/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST0001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE HIM!!!!! I loved history before I took Gerlich. Every time you come to class the quizzes are worth half of your participation grade for the day. If you enjoy studying4 hours every night for a good grade then this is the class for you, if not take him for later requirements.

12/10/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HistT122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR! Horrible! He stands in front of the class lecturing and reading off power points. I'd rather be in a room of screaming toddlers at holy name then in this class. he is very demeaning and demands a lot. Unless you want to spend 3 hours a night reading do not expect an A. He never encourages seeing him if you need help

12/01/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worst class I have taken ever. Id rather watch paint dry. The class is impossibly hard even if you study two hours every night. Don't expect an A.

08/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took him for an upper level history. Boy does he make you work for your grades. One of the best teachers I've ever had.

08/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREAT TEACHER! he is extremely demanding, but I walked away with a significantly better knowledge of history because of him.

12/10/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
World1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Well I had him this semester and I DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM for anyone. The amount of material he expects you to learn is tooo much for anyone to be able to handle and his tests are about 200 questions each.

12/01/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His class is very demanding and the quizzes every class are hard to keep up with. In order to do decent in this class you have to use the readings, slide show, and answer questions. It's a ton of work for a core class. And yes i know this is college blah blah. It's hell if you wait and do not start studying for the next quiz after each class.

11/30/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor i have ever had.He does not care about the students. He gives quizzes EVERY class, which are too detailed. I think the class requires too much if you are not a history major. If he wanted to do quizzes at least do weekly quizzes not one every class. He acts like his class is the only class there is to study.

11/03/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
histt122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I love history it is one of my favorite subjects but his teaching is absolutely horrible. His tests and quizzes are so detailed that we did not even learn the most important stuff. Please don't take him for your own good because you will fail

06/06/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a very demanding professor. If you study well (meaning: go to class, do the readings, answer review sheet around an hour to two hours of study per day) you will do well. If you decide to start studying a week before class having not paid attention before, then you will not get an A - maybe a C or a B. Be a student and study. The A will follow

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