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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
"There for you" "Would take again" "Clear grading criteria"

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: Not Mandatory 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.

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