Andrew Lamas at University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Lamas

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/12/14

SWRK601

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lamas is interested in real critical social work - not anti-intellectualism. Some students became frightened when he threw out the syllabus - if you are at school simply for the "credentials" then save space in the class for those who will actually benefit. I will reference Lamas and the work we did probably forever.

1/6/14

URBS

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

He is a very different type of professor than most others I've had at school so far. He is very passionate about community development and cares a great deal about his students. When it comes to grading he is more than fair. If you are at all interested community development I recommend you take his class.

3/17/13

URBS

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

An inspiring and brilliant man who is extremely dedicated to helping students find innovative solutions to societal problems. His course will give you a taste of an authentic education.

2/19/12

SWRK601

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

While he is a great thinker, persuasive and great at encouraging students to push their limits... he is extremely condescending and at times hurtful. But, he will throw out the syllabus, which at times can be horrible or awesome, allowing for more creative forms of work - like multimedia submissions... its a toss up!

6/23/11

URBS405

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is an awesome class if you are interested in learning, especially free-form learning. Andy has many resources, and is a creativeflexible instructor. He is also demanding: he expects you to bring as much passion to the work as he does. I highly recommend his class if you want to cultivate your intellectual awareness and opinions of the world

5/12/11

URBS405

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class offers plenty of interesting material, some flexibility. Its often engaging;sometimes a bit overwhelming. Professor Lamas pulls in incredibly interesting sources; at times it seems like too much, at other times it seems like a miracle to encounter such gems. Discussions can be feisty; students are encouraged to take risks.

11/6/10

SWRK601

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Expectations were not clear and constantly changing. He was insulting and condescending, and though I liked the way he encouraged us to do real-wold policy projects, the fact that he threw out our syllabus left me totally unprepared for future coursework in policy. By the time he started warming up to us, it was too late. Worst class I ever had.

10/27/09

Dyn671

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was skeptical about his teaching style but I learned tremendously from prof Lamas. He made me want to go to class and awoke my appetite for learning. If you want to be challenged academically and intellectually take his class.

9/15/05

Comm. Capacity

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best, most unique approaches to "macro" social work. I really appreciated how he tied in so many different aspects of what is important in life in order to build community capacity. Andrew Lamas is a hero.

12/24/04

Religion SJ UD

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful prof. Kind, caring, insightful. My best one at Penn

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