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Donald Douglas
Professor in the Political Science department
at Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
2.4
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09/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC 1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "There for you" "Would take again"

Definitely worth taking for both POLSC 1 as well world politics. Very enthusiastic about subject, lectures can be boring but he does relate to present events. Very easy to talk to about any problems outside the class. Go to office hours if you need help, he will do everything in his power to help you pass.

02/03/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's pretty cool as a person; as a teacher though, there is some room for improvement. He spins off-topic and talks about current events A LOT. I counted once, in a 1 hour 25 minute class, we got less than 20 minutes of actual lecture. His tests aren't that difficult. Buy the book, and use the online study aids and you'll do fine.

01/22/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Poli sci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tough class. You have to read and understand all material I managed to get a C because of the project, test are really difficult. If you like a challenge this is for you, nice guy though he tried to make the class interesting and fun, but good luck!!

12/29/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLSC 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I've ever had. He writes the subject on the board then just talks about it and leaves you to write whatever you want. I understand this is college but you really have to teach yourself in this class and try and stay awake for his lectures every class. Only tests and 2 assignments, fail or pass. Save your time & money. Dont do it.

10/02/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Poli Sci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

All he does is write the section titles from the book on the board & discusses them. It was hard not to fall asleep, he did make some jokes & seemed like a decent guy but horrible teaching strategy. Only tests & 2 other assignments. You need the book to teach yourself basically. I would not recommend him.

05/21/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Poli Sci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nice person, but talks a lot about current events, and leaves the lecture until the last couple of minutes of class. His exams are out of the book, but attendance is mandatory in his class, so you must attend. Overall, I wouldn't recommend taking him if you're a poli sci major.

02/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Polsc1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Loved the class material and enjoyed reading the book. However, Dr. Douglas is a bit of a drag as a professor. He does not provide study guides for the test which means you must study the book VERY well. Not a lot of class work, and no homework. I would recommend you take someone else if you are a polsc major or wish to gain from the course.

11/28/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Poli3033 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Talks a lot about current events during class, sometimes leaves little time for lecture. Only writes titles of sections on board. Writing notes is useless. Have to read book. Grade consist of 5 tests and one report

05/16/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PolSci Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I wish Dr. D would give more time to discuss the lesson than talk about current events. And I wish that he will give study guides, so that the students will know what he expects from them. Dr. D is a nice professor, though.

01/12/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GOOD TEACHER. SHOW UP TO CLASS, TAKE NOTES, PAY ATTENTION, AND YOU SHOULD BE FINE.

12/21/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a very good teacher. You must attend class because he notices and will call you out on it. There's two books required for this class. He only goes over one and the other you have to read on your own. He is available during office hours and tells you where your at and what you need to do to pass the class.

12/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
posci7089 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i believe this teacher is great.give you pleanty of time to earn points by participating in class. new analysis was great and not hard. Is pretty easy going and long as you give him the respect he deserves in class. be on time and attend. read your book and study .class was great!!!!!!!!!!1

12/13/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Polsc1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Does one chapter every single week from the book. The first meeting he does like the first 2 pages, then somehow skips to the last 4 pages of the chapter on the second meeting. Gets off topic a LOT. Tells bad jokes during class that no one gets until he says "I joke..." Grades on nothing but 4 midterms, 1 assignment and 1 final. DO NOT TAKE!!!

11/30/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Polsc1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

In this class your grade depends on all the tests he gives you one assignment so if your like me and don`t do very well on tests don`t take him and if this was the only class that was open and you got it study the chapters for an hour or so and you`ll do fine. This is an important class so study.

10/03/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PolS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I think he was very biased and too controlling of students. His lectures were boring and biased for serving one point of view. I stopped taking notes and he got upset, when and if I heard something good to write down I would have. Try another professor or even another school.

07/14/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is obviously very interested, or else he wouldn't have majored in political science. You can easily get an A if you attend, read the textbook thoroughly and do the only assignment. I thought he was a little dull the first time I took him but the second time around his teaching style was definitely better. Good teacher. :)

07/09/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLSC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good professor. Knows what he is talking about. Lecture can be boring at times but if you are interested in this subject then he is the Proffesor you want. Not much work, Just read your book like its the Bible and you will pass his class no problem.

05/11/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The hardest multiple choice tests I have ever taken with a high C average. He does go off tangent a lot and his lectures do not help with the tests. The only thing I like is that he is funny.

05/06/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
pols1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are very boring and not clear. You have to basically learn the book by yourself because he doesnt go over it. He just gives out outlines. The test have nothing to do with his lectures.

04/13/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PolScTION Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is one of the worst professors at LBCC his teachings do not relate to the test at all. He goes completely off tangent! I do not recommend hime to anyone.

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