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Neil Romans
Professor in the Political Science department
at Providence College, Providence, RI
are you Neil Romans?
Overall Quality
2.2
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.5
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04/04/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
psc312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Way better than people give credit for. Not too great at explaining assignments, but all you need to do is ask. Class is super simple: a lecture about the cases followed by reactions/opinions from the class. Attendance not really mandatory. Seems distant from students but just make an effort. Maybe not a lively class, but manageable overall.

01/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awful professor. Very boring and gives little to no feedback. Easy to get a B but impossible to get an A. Don't buy the textbooks; you won't need them. Killed any interest I had in Political Science.

12/22/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a nice guy. Lectures can be rather dull, but he does try to foster discussion. Grade is based on 4 opinion papers, a midterm, and a final. It's not hard to do well, but it's nearly impossible to get a A. Definitely take advantage of his office hours if you are unhappy with one of your grades.

12/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy is horrible. He doesn't care about his students and will not read your papers. If you ask him a question about your paper he will just tell you that he needs to reread it. Every time i got a paper back he would simply just circle two words and give me a C+. Unless you are content with a C+/B- I would avoid this guy. An A is impossible.

09/03/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class was ridiculously easy. Romans was very boring and sometimes hard to follow, but if you know anything at all about politics you are going to get an A

05/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dont even buy the textbooks. Class is so boring. If you show up and do the couple essays then you'll get a B like everyone else in the class. If you're looking to get a free passing grade then this a good class to take. But if you're trying to get an A then take a teacher with an actual grading system.

01/18/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
AG101 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 love American Government and Romans teaches all the great courses. I enjoyed debating with Romans. I wasn't a fan of his grading system but I really enjoyed the subject matter. I think every Political Science major needs to focus more on American Government and less on International. We need to learn about what makes this country great.

11/03/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Claw101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you are a pc student and plan on going to law school, take his con law and civil liberties class,, it was a real benefit to me when i went to law school as i aced con law at suffolk,, he teaches like a law prof,, very stimulating if interested in law,, very highly recommend him to those going to law school

05/01/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My problem with Romans isn't as much with his annoying personality, but with the fact that everyone receives the same grade on their essays. B's for everyone! Go to him for help and he tells you to consult the textbook. Probably the worst professor I've had at PC so far.

12/23/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Ps334 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took Romans for the Politics of the Legislative Process and also for Civil Liberties. He was always intellectually challenging and didn't suffer fools gladly. So if you're foolish and not interested in the subject matters he teaches and you don't like to read and write or you do it poorly then stay away.

10/29/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ConLaw Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great prof, can't believe people call him unhelpful. Go to him with questions before a paper, he will sit and talk out the issues with you so that you, in turn, get a much better grade. He wants you to speak up in class so YOU get something out of it. He knows his stuff, and is interested in your opinons. Work hard and you'll get a good grade.

04/24/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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04/16/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
psc201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows his stuff but is just extremely unhelpful. Gives you a grade without a reason behind the grade and when yo ugo to ask for help he doesnt help you do any better. Avoid at all costs

07/12/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is a great professor who gets a bad rap. However, only take this man if you can actually defend your opinions. He loves playing devil's advocate and will ask you to defend the statements that you make.

12/18/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
psc 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I've ever had. Went to him at once or twice with drafts before every OPINION paper was due, was told they were good with few mistakes and never recieve anything close to an A. Very unspecific, not helpful, just not a good guy. And I'm a "suckup." Romans is awful

12/11/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Const Law Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Take this class as a senior, not early on. Don't be afraid to take Romans on; if you do the readings, you can hand him his lunch during in-class arguments. The other students probably thought I was a "suck up" because I actually spoke up, but that's the best way to get the most out of this class. Harder than most PS classes but not too bad. A-

11/30/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I guess i can agree with the general concensus that he likes kids who "suck up." However, class participation is a better statement. He's a really interesting guy, knows alot, just try not to be intimidated, hold your own, and you'll gain his respect.

10/22/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Const Law Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

DO not take this class. Im a pretty good student with GPA over 3.5 and did poorly in this class because he does not grade fair. Only the suckups do well in class even if they are morons. Attendance and participation in his class are torturous. Overall a bad mistake to take him. You might consider sticking pins in your eyes instead. Hes a fat slob

10/20/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
american theory Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

brutal !

09/04/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Con Law Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely awful...worst professor I've EVER had. Unwilling to discuss grades or how he came to them. Book was a waste, never used it then couldn't return it. Awful professor, just awful.

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