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Frederick Nairn
Professor in the Theology department
at University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
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Overall Quality
4.6
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
4.3
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11/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Hilarious" "Tests? Not many"

The class is easy AF! 4 papers all less than 2 pages... super easy, I am not the greatest paper writer and I knocked em out in an hour and got an A. He assigns reading but i never did because he just covers it all the next class. I really enjoyed his dry humor, made me not mind class. Gave us all we needed to know for the test a week before.

05/26/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A-

Super, nice, funny, intelligent professor who is one of the better professors I've had at UST. Classes are engaging and you cover a lot of material. It isn't entirely necessary to read for the class, but he might call on and embarrass you if you don't know the answer. Really nice guy who really cares for his students. Pretty funny too!

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Theo 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy was a riot! He has a very dry sense of humor, but if you get it you will be cracking up while learning. Very nice guy!

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Theo 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

BEST TEACHER EVER!!!! Class was fun, he is super nice and so so so helpful! By far my favorite teacher ever, he even let me skip class one time when I had 3 exams the next day. Will take ever class possible with this guy.

11/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Nairn is very nice and kind. He likes to throw in jokes to make the class more interesting. A long class goes pretty fast because there is many tasks to do. There is a lot of reading but you could get by without doing it. Two papers and two tests which allow notes. I would recommend, easy and not too boring!

11/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Niarn is a good prof. Lots of reading and discussion so it's sorta important to do the readings. However, I don't think I've done one since the first class. Consequently, if I get called on I have to say I don't know the answer to the question, which kinda sucks, but I've still managed to get an A on the paper and an A- on the first test.

04/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing professor and really wants to get you interested in the class. Your grade is mostly tests and papers but they are all take home or open note. He's very helpful and not hard.

03/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So nice and helpful. He genuinely cares about his students and makes class entertaining.

11/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nairn is the best THEO teacher to take. He is engaging, and the class is interesting. He has different views on theology which are interesting. Tests are open note open book. If you don't get an A then you're not on the right planet. He wants you to actually learn the material and doesn't care as much about the grade.

10/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

GREAT PROFESSOR!! I was really intimidated to take my first Theology class especially since it wasn't one of my interests, but this class was amazing! He really gets to know his students and you can use your notes on tests.

04/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a great prof. His discussions are always interesting and he has a pretty good sese of humor. Quite a bit of reading but it is a Theo class.

08/07/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easiest class i took so far, just raise your hand in class and actually pay attention. He will notice it.

05/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

FANTASTIC TEACHER! Seems a little threatening at first, but mostly because he is very punctual. He loves to have fun and enjoy classtime, and has a great sense of humor! Easy grader, and supports/recognizes your beliefs no matter what they are, and is open to any belief in a religion class, NOT common among certain teachers. DEFINITELY TAKE HIM!!

01/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

TAKE HIM! Had him for J-Term. A lot of reading (you could get by without doing it if you wanted), but the work load is manageable. His lectures are interesting, and papers are designed so that you'll be able to write using your own opinion. Final exam was not too bad... he worries more about understanding concepts rather than memorizing.

01/03/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

By far one of my favorite Professors! He cares for students and has a vested interest in your doing well. He is knowledgeable and super funny. Makes the class time fly by! He is fair.. and passionate about the subject matter. A Must take!

11/30/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 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

This guy is an amazing person. My favorite professor, teacher, instructor, etc.. At any level of education. Was extremely understanding when I was forced to miss a few classes. Everything he goes over in lecture is directly related to exams (unlike many profs at UST). Will take him again for THEO 3XX and any other classes if possible.

11/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

this guy is awesome. highly recommend. i had no interest or previous experience with theo prior to class and i dont mind this class at all. entertaining guy and has funny comments def would take again. TAKE NOTES, tests are open note and everything you need is on his powerpoints/group questions

10/02/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nairn is one of the best profs I have ever had, hands down. Funny, knowledgable, cares about the students, and is passionate about religion. Isn't Catholic but still emphasizes the Catholic structure of St. Thomas. Definitely recommend taking Nairn

08/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
THEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best professor I've ever had at UST. He's funny, interesting, and it's an easy class. Tests are open notes, easy A. He drinks during class and its hilarious. Although he is a huge liberal and its obnoxious, he has a good heart and cares about his students and the topic.

06/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
theo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

BEST TEACHER EVER! FUN, cares, gets involved, not boring at all! VERY easy! fun class, take HIM!!!

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