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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.

12/26/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST119 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Williamson is outstanding. His amazing intelligence and enthusiasm can be intimidating at first, but he's very friendly, helpful, and encouraging. I learned a tremendous amount in his class - not only about events but, more importantly, the modes of thinking propelling them. TAKE HIS CLASS!!! Be prepared to be challenged and to read a LOT.

10/26/2007
good
3 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

Not a hard class, but you MUST do the work. His lectures take up the entire period and make up a decent percentage of the exam material. He is knowledgeable, dynamic and humorous, which is great. But he can be a bit too literal for the more abstract and analogous thinker. I found I sometimes simply couldn't connect with his thought process.

01/03/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class got me to think more than any other class. Dr Williamson has a unique talent to make the subject matter come alive. By far the best class I've ever taken. Time seemed to fly by when listening to lecture. Dr. W, is a very tough when grading, so if youre looking for an easy A, this is NOT the class for you.

11/20/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hmm... I love this teacher, but most people come here for easiness factor. You can get away with not reading the book, but he will tease you for it. Unique style of teaching and a VERY dynamic lecturer. He will run past time nearly every day. Three papers (easy), midterm, and final.

10/22/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

As a history major, I looked forward to taking this seminar, but instead he actually killed my love of learning for the entire semester. No teacher has done that before or since, so one can recover one's love of learning upon a summer vacation. Pompous, plays favorites, and gossips about students in vicious ways behind their backs.

09/03/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
euro hist. 1945 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

i took nothing away from this class. he expects everyone to want an ivy league style of learning. his tests are among the most difficult and his teaching style is out there. he is the only teacher that i have ever had that made me feel that i wanted to qui

09/02/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
History 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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05/03/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Recent Euro His Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor- knows his subject, is very clear during lecture, interesting, insightful...I couldn't say enough good things. Take the guy's class- he's not the easiest if you have trouble writing essays, but he's the best.

07/01/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
LIBA 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Excellent scholar and expositor. You will learn a ton. A very respectful professor with a wry sense of humor.

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