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Dorothy Verkerk
Professor in the Fine Arts department
at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
are you Dorothy Verkerk?
Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
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19 Student Ratings
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11/13/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ARTH 151 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

Interesting and funny professor, and the course material is surprisingly interesting. Unfortunately, the tests were rushed and difficult, the TA's grade inconsistently, and it is flat out a ton of memorization. Not the worst class to have, but there are probably easier VP's to take.

02/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ARTH 151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A-

Hilarious professor, probably my favorite so far. Material was very boring but she cracked jokes and made it bearable. No work other than 3 tests and 10 page paper. A lot of memorization on the tests. Paper was not that bad. I found that my brain switches to artsy mode around 3 am. She is a great professor but there are probably easier VP credits.

01/02/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Arth 151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She makes it way harder than it needs to be and the TA's are viciously cruel and grade tests and the ten page paper harshly. AVOID THIS CLASS AT ALL COSTS. NOT WORTH THE GEN ED FULFILLMENTS.

12/17/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH 151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed her Art 151 class, and it was not too difficult. There is not much work throughout the semester, there is just a final paper and three exams.

07/31/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ARTH151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tests do not accurately or appropriately evaluate the students on their understanding of the material. Instead, they ask you to memorize facts about art instead of evaluating the art or appreciating the art in historical context. The TAs are hit or miss. Lectures move slowly.

11/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ART151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Favorite class of the semester. Only took it as it covered a lot of Gen Ed requirements and has ended up being the most enjoyable of the semester. Verkerk is an engaging professor although the exams are hard. A series of definitions with 90 seconds for each, identification of sculptures/paintings-3 minutes each and then a 20 minute essay!

11/05/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ART151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Verkerk is a fun professor, but her tests are unreasonably difficult when they should be much easier. I knew all the information we needed to know but got poor grades on the exams because she intentionally rushes you (she told us we would probably not have enough time for the exam). Fun teacher, but bad class.

12/29/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
art151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Outstanding Professor.

07/08/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Art151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

My favorite professor of my freshman year. I took art history as a whim and now its my major! Her lectures are engaging however coursework and tests can be very difficult.

04/29/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ART152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Probably one of my favorite classes I have taken - and I'm an environmental science major. If you appreciate the material and are good at memorization this class easy. Pay attention during lectures, the book isn't entirely necessary. Verkerk is a really great professor, she really is passionate about the class and is kind of funny at times

04/20/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ART151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Verkerk is really fun and tries her best to make the lecture as interesting as possible. Reading isn't really necessary for this course as most of the test information is from lecture. Grades really come down to the individual TAs and how harshly they grade so try to find a good one.

12/14/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ART151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

slide shows are hard to pay attn to... really boring.

11/03/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Art151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Teacher is funny and informative, but terrible textbook. If you already know a bit of art history like I did, dont take this. if the word "contrapposto" means nothing to you, go ahead, its a pretty good intro class. The essay is easy and she give you all semester for it, the test isn't bad if you make flashcards and have a good memory for dates.

11/01/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ART151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Decent class, the lectures are interesting. The recitations make me want to kill myself, though. They are about the longest fifty minutes of my life. She should try and make them more engaging. Maybe we could actually do art in the recitations.

09/07/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Art History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's funny, explains the subject in good detail, and makes even the prehistoric art interesting.

09/01/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Art 31 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you're an art history buff, you'll love this class. Dr. Verkerk really tries to make things interesting. Otherwise, those dark classrooms and slide shows will put you in a coma.

05/10/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ART 31 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good professor who knows her field, but good luck staying awake during lecture! The paper is easy, but the tests are incredibly difficult, especially when there are tons of slides to memorize.

12/01/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Art 31 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

An incredibly good teacher. You'll gain a better perspective not only art but the way it impacts society. Really nice and very available, gives entertaining lectures, but definitely plan on being in class and paying attention.

11/11/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Art 31 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

An extremely awesome and intelligent woman...her lectures are very informative and fun. But beware, if you are looking for a class to just slack off in and just get a fine arts credit, this is not the class for you! You WILL learn a lot tho& have fun!

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