Leonard Koos at University of Mary Washington

Leonard Koos

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/16/13

FREN 201A

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty decent class. He has a weird sense of humor, always shows up late, and he makes sure to call on everyone each class. His notes are pretty scattered but his tests are easy. One of my favorite classes this semester.

9/8/13

FSEM 101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Koos is one of my favorite professors! I understand why so many people dislike him because his dark sense of humor is an acquired taste. He's VERY knowledgable and prepares his students very well for other college courses. He's a tough grader, but it's for good reason.

1/3/13

FSEM101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was hugely disappointed in this course. Koos doesn't really teach, just lectures on useless information and how bad the class's writing is. Harsh grader. Not a pleasant person to deal with at all, ended up dreading attending his class.

7/10/12

IDIS3

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took his international cinema class. Terrible. Taught the film class as though he was teaching to grad students, didn't explain things. He is extremely unorganized and it is next to impossible to take notes to his "lectures." Most of the class is spend in silence when he asks the class ridiculously complex questions and no one answers.

7/7/12

IDIS204

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Koos is awkward at first, but after a few classes you really learn to like him. He knows a LOT about Film, and although the movies we watch can be extremely dull, we end up learning much about them anyway. Make sure you talk to him in his office, and become his friend. After that, you're golden! He's a hard but fair grader, and really easy-going.

8/29/11

IDIS204

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great teacher! He obviously loves what he is teaching. You have to pay attention and take notes in his class because it is lecture based but it's worth it. He has high expectation for film and makes you want to understand exactly what you are watching! Take the class! Take it seriously though.

8/30/10

FSEMCINE

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The man is a genius. If you love French film, you need to take his courses. If you love any kind of film, you need to take his courses. He is the reason that I'm at Film School now--he's just that inspiring. Knowledgeable like no other, a fantastic lecturer, and just a nice guy. But only if you're taking the course seriously.

5/23/10

FSEM100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Koos is a funny down to earth professor. However, he is a hard grader and the final paper is ridiculous. Don't take this class unless your actually into film study. Otherwise pick a different freshman seminar because this class will not help with your GPA.

10/26/09

FreshSemi

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this class would be interesting, and it probably would be if he wasn't "teaching" it. He doesn't teach anything. He just stands at the front of the room and talks, even if no one is listening to him. He is incredibly boring and redundant. He grades the papers he assigns like he is an english professor, which he definitely IS NOT. AWFUL!

8/22/08

IDISFSEM

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Koos is A-mazing!He basically knows every film in existence & always has interesting commentary.People say he is an elitist, which is true, but it only makes him more endearing.Totally wants to help his students & is crystal clear in what he expects.I want to major in French just b/c he's so awesome!Also- he's the spitting image of John Malkovich..

3/25/08

IDIS204

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the most gifted and enthusiastic professors I've ever had. If you love film, you will love him. I took both his French New Wave seminar and his International Cinema course and I wish I could take them again. Definitely the best professor I've encountered at UMW.

1/31/08

FSEM100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Koos is an amazing professor, he really does a good job getting people to speak and drawing out intelligent opinions from people who formerly didn't know a thing about film. I love film so this class was the most amazing thing for me! Two papers and two presentations, 10 - 15 page final is kind of a pain but it's definitely worth it.

12/20/07

FSEM100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Koos is halarious! The class was alot harder than I expected it to be & took up alot of my time. Films are shown outside of class and are ususally around 2 hrs. Some busy work and presentations, help boost your grade! 10 page paper was a killer. alot of work for a fsem, brought down my gpa. may want to take a less demanding fsem but u do learn alot

8/14/07

FSem101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took the class because I thought it would be interesting. It just ended up being incredibly repetative and boring. A ton of busy work none of which was remotely interesting. A nice quy but that's about it.

3/24/07

frenccine

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I got a decent grade in this class. But as far as seminars go... It's useless to take this class. I love movies and stuff but take my advice and DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. It's busy work, nothing more, and it affected my other grades a lot more than I thought a freshman seminar would. (10 page paper's=Useless for the subject.) Take an easier class.

11/8/06

FrencCine

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is really funny but kind of weird. I don't think he changes clothes because they all look the same. I learned a lot about French society and even picked up some more French from this class. He assumes you know a lot about filmmaking and French and uses a lot of technical terms (camera terms and long french words). Overall, I like him.

8/22/06

FRen202

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I finished my language requirement with this professor and still regret it, thank God it's over. You could be fooled by his well and soft spoken passive agressive pure and unadulterated meanness and arrogance, and you could like it. Personally I hated it.

3/13/06

FREN 202

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can confidently say that this man was responsible for kindling my interest and enjoyment of French. He was able to make clear concepts that have been confusing me for years! Obviously, he's bound to make fun of you at some point if you speak a lot in class, but dont take it personally. Usually, unless your disruptive, he appreciates contributions

12/20/05

french 202

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love Professor Koos. He knows what he's talking about and he's SOOOOO smart and SOOOO FUNNY. if he likes you you're set, so just have a sense of humor about the class and it'll be great.

11/3/05

none

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is rude as****

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