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Arthur Williamson
Professor in the History department
at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.4
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19 Student Ratings
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05/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This was a great class and he manages to keep everyone engaged the entire time. He makes learning exciting and is a surprisingly fair grader.

06/01/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Excellent orator, but his class is more analysis of the history of philosophy which I don't find useful so he wears thin esp because of his contempt of bus majors when I took his class only because it was required. Best thing is barely any work. 3 papers, 2 tests and attendance points (for just coming and listening to him) and that's it.

01/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easily one of the best professors I have ever had. Although he was a very tough grader, he just expects you to answer questions fully and be to the point. 3 essays, midterm, & final. I never read any of the books prior to class, but it is important to bring them with you and to have as study guides for tests and write your papers.

05/04/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST105 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 is a very interesting teacher and definitely challenging. Very important to come to class and take notes.

01/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I love this man... everything about him. He is so incredibly intelligent, it's amazing. I learned a lot in his class. I would definitely take him again...

12/23/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher. Enthusiastic. Class is challenging, you need to show up to every class and take notes. It would be to your advantage to come to class, because he does take attendance and he does know who you are. Would not have passed if class was taught by someone else.

07/16/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is the most enthusiastic lecturer at CSUS. His exams are hard and you really have to know the materials. I made it through the class with an A without reading the texts. Just take good notes and you will be fine. I will recommend but I dunno if I would take him again. lol.

02/11/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Likely the best lecturer at Sac State. Has a great sense of humor and knows the material inside and out. I've taken two of his classes and I'm not even a history major. This is what university learning SHOULD be like--challenging, rewarding and fun.

01/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST119 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Arguably the most intersting and informative courses at the school. He has has tremendous insight into the subject and compliments his lectures well with outstanding reading assignments. He has a very animated style of teaching that will keep you, the student, engaged throughout the class.

01/28/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST119 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He kept it very real, I liked his class, even when it got a little on the boring side. Sometimes I would get lost in class, but he reiterates concepts so many times that a student can find their way back eventually. To do well in the class, a student really must read the material, and know dates and facts; he ties everything together in lecture.

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