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Barrett Tilney
Professor in the Art History department
at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
are you Barrett Tilney?
Overall Quality
4.7
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
3.7
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32 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/10/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Baroque Art Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests? Not many" "Participation matters"

If you find yourself consistently asking why everyone adores the teacher, when theyre not that great, this is one of those. Tilney is nice. Shes good at giving fun info about art, but not in a deep way. She is better at teaching survey classes simply bc it's a struggle for her to highlight the profound or the meaningful. From, an art history major

12/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH230 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Would take again" "Hilarious"

It would be impossible to say enough things about Prof Tilney. She's wonderfully interesting and insightful, and keeps the class engaged even when the material is at risk of getting slightly dull. I honestly have no interest in Baroque Art but, after taking her class, I have a newfound love for the period and the artwork. Tilney is simply amazing.

05/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Ren-Modern Art Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Nicest professor I've had at Georgetown so far!Very straightforward.One quiz at the beginning to show you an example of what the two exams will be like.4 trips to museums which are fun and easy As. Exams have a lot of slides to memorize, but if you took AP the class is very easy. She shows a lot of funny videos which is fun! great class, take her!!

12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof Tilney is awesome. She was so helpful in office hours and her lectures were excellent. Tests require a LOT of memorizing but if you study they're easy. Cool class. Would recommend for a lib arts credit.

05/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing class, incredible professor. Mandatory trips to museums, which is a great excuse to get out and explore DC. Straightforward and interesting lectures. Prof. Tilney is always willing to meet outside of class if necessary. She puts cute videos in her powerpoints and just wants everyone to have fun and learn a lot. Definitely take this class!

04/25/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had her for Renaissance to Modern Art History and she is amazing. Each lecture is amazing, and while you do need to put in a lot of hours for the tests/papers, there is not a lot of other work. She teaches you a lot and very well. I EXTREMELY recommend her to anyone with any interest in Art History, she is the reason I am now minoring in it.

01/12/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

So interesting. Really passionate and very knowledgeable. Interesting assignments. Not an easy A, and A LOT of memorisation of paintings (200 per midterm/final). Asks you to go to galleries. She is really interested in what people think and very kind. Perfect for anyone who wants a fun class which will give them a good foundation for art history.

01/07/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Take Tilney. No background knowledge in art history required. As long as you attend and pay attention to lectures and just suck it up and cram studying about 100 paintings the night before the midterm and final (not as bad as it sounds) you will get an A. Almost no work required.

12/26/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'd already taken AP Art History prior to taking her for Renaissance to Modern Art so I knew most of the material but I loved this class! She mad lectures really fun with clever anecdotes and clips that feature famous paintings. The class covers a lot of material very quickly but Tilney is fabulous and makes lectures fun and engaging.

12/20/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ARTH001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A really fun class to take whether to just initiate some spark for majoring/ minoring or to fulfill gen eds. 3 easy looking assignments (trips to museums required), midterm, final, and a 5-7 paper during the finals week. Not too much workload, just pay attention in class.

12/23/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ARTH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she is ok in her subject, certainly knowledgeable but teaches art in terms of her own specialties. took forever to get grades back and her approach in a lot of period barely scratched the surface. if youve taken art classes before you may feel under challenged and uninterested

12/12/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Arth102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

TAKE HER CLASS. You will never regret it. She made me want to major in art history, a subject I'd never even considered before. Class is entertaining and informative (participation and attendance are important) and the readings are light (textbook isn't really necessary because lectures are so thorough). Office hours help a lot. She's just awesome.

12/19/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Came in knowing nothing and came out learning a ton. She's very nice and lenient with deadlines for papers. The looking assignments are interesting, and the final paper's easy. Memorize in advance for the midterm and final, and it should be a cakewalk. Lectures can be long/ routine with slides, but the class overall was wonderful. Tilney's awesome!

12/17/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
arth101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

My favorite professor ever!

10/28/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very nice and helpful but keep up with slides or else studying for the midterm and final will be kind of a pain. Fun assignments at the National Gallery and 2-3 3 page papers.

05/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved this professor and the class. She's so friendly and fair (ex: being flexible with exam/due dates and dropping questions no one gets). She wants you to get something out of the class and get a good grade. Don't bother buying the book; just go to class. The subject can be dry, but she's a great lecturer. It rounds out a practical education.

04/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I LOVE THIS CLASS. I would definitely take anything with Tilney; she is laid-back, yet knowledgeble and passionate about her subject. I was interested in the subject to begin with, but even those who didn't care to do extra work for this class did well if they went to lectures.

01/07/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof Tilney is knowledgeable, nice and at times funny. She shows movie clips every so often, but can be quite boring since every class is essentially the same: turn the lights off and look at slides. The course I took was art history, but there was almost no reference to the corresponding times. Still, has fun trips to the National Gallery.

12/31/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ARH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I LOVED this class! She explains everything clearly and even breaks up the slides with movie clips. She's a very fair grader - you're graded on the midterm, final, research paper and some looking assignments at the National Galley. Interesting and fun class - take her!

12/06/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
artart Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful lectures.....good humor and very well prepared. Take any course with her. It's worth it.

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