Dorothy Verkerk at University of North Carolina

Dorothy Verkerk

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/11/14

ARTH 151

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedA-

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.

1/2/14

Arth 151

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/17/13

ARTH 151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/31/13

ART 151

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would have enjoyed this class a lot more if she didn't endanger my life by drinking and driving.

7/31/13

ARTH151

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/9/12

ART151

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/5/12

ART151

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/29/08

art151

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Outstanding Professor.

7/8/08

Art151

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/29/08

ART152

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/20/07

ART151

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/14/06

ART151

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/3/06

Art151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/1/06

ART151

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/7/05

Art History

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/1/05

Art 31

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/05

ART 31

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/1/03

Art 31

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/11/03

Art 31

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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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