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Jacques Fomerand
Professor in the International Studies department
at John Jay College, New York, NY
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
3.3
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42 Student Ratings
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09/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POL 260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

This is one of the classes I have enjoyed the most. Professor Fomerand uses his expertise to make sure students understand the basics of International Relations. To me,he was clear, helpful, and easy to understand. Not a class for lazy people,reading and participation is really important.I recommend for someone interested in International Relations

05/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POL260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor is VERY hard to understand. He won't prepare you for the midterm and don't depend on your book, he will not prepare a review for The final other than tell you that it will be cumulative and consist of EVERYTHING he went over during the semester.

03/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is hard to understand at 1st, once u get used to him u will be fine. He's laid back and will help you. H's super SMART! Work load isn't big, just readings mostly and handing things in throughout the semester. This is for POL 409 and 450. Just ask for help and he will help you with info or where to get it, or help with paper topics.

05/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
POL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Really great professor. Always attempts to help students. The students can have more flexibility in this course. Just make sure that you read the assigned chapters from the class textbook. Overall,experienced, intellectual and cooperative mentor.

12/09/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is VERY difficult to understand so you NEED to pay attention! Doesn't take attendance, he just remembers faces.he gives a midterm, final and a 10 page paper on any topic you choose and is willing to help you with it if needed.he gives a review for midterm and chooses some things from midterm so study it all. No HOMEWORK, just read chapters

07/27/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
pol320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he is very smart but will not recommend in the morning class yo will go to sleep.

12/20/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would not take his class ever again.... he is helpful, but he does not clarify the things that he teaches us... BORING CLASS. students are not engaged in class. JUST LECTURES

06/15/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His teaching method is weird to say the least. Its all lecture so it drags and can be boring. His exams are a mixture of whats in the text and what he talks about. Don't be surprise though that on the exam you answer a question correctly according to the book & he marks you wrong because he was looking for HIS answer he spoke about.

06/03/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Gov320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Watch out with him.

05/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
POL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor. He is the professor to take to understand how the human rights are applicable in the world. Take him. You get a midterm, final and a term paper.

04/22/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Gov101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor is great! He is so easy if you show that you care he will help you a lot. He is really smart and is funny at times. The way he speaks makes class kinda boring but if you participate it will not be boring because he is super smart!He is a very easy teacher his test are so easy as long as you pay attention in class you will do fine.

04/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GOV320 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

Prof. Fomerand is a walking encyclopedia on international law, international human rights law and the United Nations. John Jay is extremely lucky to have an individual of this caliber teaching at its college. Lectures are engaging and informative. As with all classes, being prepared for class is a prerequisite to academic success (i.e., read). A+

01/27/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GOVT250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

wow thsi class was hard...not too much the material but the class itself because you can not understand the professor you have no idea what he saying so you dont know where you have to put focus in you work..the midterm and final were the only exam no test and one paper a memorandum that he never goes over with you..but i guess he didnt like it

06/07/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
gov250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

speaks low. Doesn't use the text book. knows his $h!t. mid term, final and paper. His voice makes the class boring but content is interesting.

06/06/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
gov250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

TAKE THIS PROFeSSOR!!!! He knows REALLY A LOT!!!!!!! I MEAN IT! EASY A!

05/05/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
GOV250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I DON'T GIVE A CRAP IF HE KNOWS ALOT ABOUT ICJ BUT HE NEVER GIVES NOTES OR GIVES HW 180 DOLLAR TEXTBOOK NEVER USED ONCE DURING THE SEMESTER,SPEAKS VERY SOFT DOESN'T KNOW ANY1S NAME THIS CLASS IS A JOKE

12/19/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GOV360 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor, is extremely knowledgable and has first hand expereince in international relations- ex. UN, I recommend you take him, will learn what you will need to know in real life and not the B/S.

07/31/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GOV260 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 had for international relations and law. he is very knowledgable, he has actual experience in the international world. he can answer your questions thourougly. the only downfall is his grading, he is a very unfair grader. i got an A on the midterm and final, he gave me a C+ in his class. there is no avoiding him, if your an ICJ major.

06/05/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
gov250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he's a nice, lenient professor, has good sense of humor. he gets irritated if you ask questions and expects you to figure out on your own. one minute he's giddy, the next he's all grumpy..he might have bipolar disorder. he doesn't take attendance and doesn't give notes..just lectures. there's a midterm, 1 paper & final. overall, he's OK, sometimes!

05/25/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GOV250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

First I must start by saying I tried hard to give the guy a chance but he failed me. First off his a bore and could care less if you comprehend what his trying to teach. And your grade is based not on your work but on whether he likes you or not if you want an A you better be ready to sit in the front and SUCK UP he loves that. He has his favorites

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