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Michael Hollerich
Professor in the Theology department
at University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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41 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/15/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Theo 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-
"Lectures are long" "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

He's a very knowledgeable professor, but he only does lectures. He provides no visuals, so if you're a visual learner I would not recommend this class. He also is a very harsh grader, I have not gotten 100% on any assignment or test in his class. He is very opinionated, would not recommend as a freshman course

11/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Theo 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read" "Gives good feedback"

Hollerich will do anything for his students. That being said, he will make sure you learn exactly what he wants in his class and will grade you accordingly. Do the reading, pretend to participate in class, and email every once and a while and you'll get a solid A. Cool dude with lots of knowledge to offer.

12/20/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hollerich has an amazing depth of knowledge, and is interesting to listen to during lectures. Almost all quiz material will be covered in class. As long as you pay attention, you're golden. Some quizzes will be essays, so be prepared for that, but none of the essays are ever too hard. Overall, a great class with little out of class work.

12/10/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Easiest teacher i have ever had. However, he always singles kids out, and i can tell some kids get intimidated of him..

10/31/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he told us one day in class that the reason he stopped teaching high school was because he hit a kid.... i think thats enough to tell you not to take his class

10/31/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

not a fan. he doesnt teach much from the book unless he wrote it. he teaches his opinion. his quizes can sometimes ask the most out there questions and he will not take the question off. he tends to be rude if something is brought up that does not agree with his opinion

05/01/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I learned the same exact theology concepts in high school, and I still found this class difficult. He gives great notes and lectures which are easy to understand, but he grades extremely harsh.

03/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I absolutely loved this class and the professor. He is very smart and has a passion for theology. In all honesty, every college class should be like this: discussion based, lots of student participation, incredibly interesting subject matter & a high level of interaction w/ the professor. Would definitely recommend for 101 & upper-level courses.

05/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
theo01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hollerich is really fair and makes the class interesting because he loves what he teaches. He is also really helpful, so if you're struggling, don't hesitate to ask him for help!

09/12/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hollerich is a wonderful professor. He was fair and honest in his approach to his class. Dr. Hollerich is happy to help students who are having trouble theological concepts or with students who come from different religions or no religion who have little or no understanding of Catholicism or Christianity.

04/27/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's hard. you're going to need to work for this grade. I took it at 8am too so that didn't help my concentration either. Very intelligent and he knows it. Gives clear instructions and is honest.

04/11/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
THEO220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hollerich is a hard prof. He's full of himself and his lectures are VERY boring. He ordered 3 books to use and halfway through the semester tells us that we don't need one of them. I already bought it... Also, picks out students that aren't Catholic and picks on them. Stay away, especially if you don't do the readings!

08/09/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Theo300 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 was an extremely interesting and fair teacher.

04/30/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Theo220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hollerich is very intelligent. He?s passionate about theology and his class was always engaging and interesting. As long as you do the required work and speak up in class every once in while, an A is definitely attainable. I highly recommend taking him if you?re an individual who sincerely values his/her education. You won't be disappointed.

02/13/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
THEO388 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hollerich is awesome, but extremely difficult. Do not take Hollerich if you are one of those students that doesn't read the required material. Do take Hollerich if you want a class that is engaging and interesting. He is extremely intelligent and a great proffessor.

11/20/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hollerich is very passionate about theology, you can tell by listening to him talk. His instructions for homework/papers are clear most of the time, but he's willing to clarify. Essay quizes almost weekly can be hard, but not if you do the readings. 3 papers, not too tough. Good teacher overall, I'm taking him again for 220.

11/18/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This prof requires participation which means you need to do the difficult religion reading. If you do not participate regularly, he randomly calls on you in class. Although he only assigns three papers they are difficult to get enough material on. His quizzes are generally difficult. Everything is graded on a 1 through 4 scale also.

08/24/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
THEOTheo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I liked this teacher. There were great discussions and he always made everything clear. We got off track from our syllabus, but no one complained.

11/28/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Almost too smart... knows a lot. and you learn a lot. but it is quite difficult to get a good grade.

11/27/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, teaches you what you need to know about Christianity. Has a depth of knowladge. Tough but fair grader, quizes are detailed. Very helpful if you talk to him. Speak up in class.

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