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4.7
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32 Student Ratings
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12/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Astro Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-
"Lectures are long" "Big time extra credit" "Tests? Not many"

Really nice guy. Loves astronomy. 3 test- lets you use notes on them. Also has extra credit up to 10% of your grade! Only takes attendance for about the first week. Interesting class. Can get boring with lectures because they are long but they are fun if you are intrested

12/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTRO 342 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

Pinter was one of the nicest professor's i've ever had. He was genuinely passionate about the subject and enthusiastic. Attendance not mandatory, 3 exams and a final where you can use notes, and extra credit available. Seriously, take him.

11/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GES 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"Tests? Not many" "Would take again" "Lectures are long"

Prof. Pinter is super cool. He gives you a clear schedule as to what will be covered in class each day and he posts the powerpoints for the lectures too. The homework is online and pretty easy. He lets you have cheat sheets on your tests. He really wants his students to pass so he gives many opportunities to ensure it. Easy class!

11/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Astro 342 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Gives good feedback" "Clear grading criteria"

If you are looking to fulfill an upper division class take this professor he is amazing, especially if you are not really interested in the material he lectures and teaches in a way that all students can pass the class.

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are sent out at start of semester, all hw is in MasteringPhys, tests are super easy and right off the study guides. He's really helpful if you need it, lectures are dry but he tries to make them interesting. Definitely worth taking

12/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHSY101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

the lectures are all online, and the homework is online too, he is a nice professor, and you do not have to show up to class only on test days

01/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Astr342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

All around great teacher! He is interested in his students progress and tries his best to make the class interesting. The class is not that hard, but you learn a lot. This is the guy to take if you are going to take astronomy.

12/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTR342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Don't buy the book,his power point slides cover every question on exams and homeworks,never bought the book,just went over his powerpoints and got a B+. He does not curve grades,he gives you an extra credit up to 10 points which equals a whole letter grade. Easy class,a really nice professor.Very interested taking his other classes.

01/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GES100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Pinter is the best teacher I've had at CSUSM! Take it from someone who is horrible at math and science. His homework assignments are online and you always have at least a week to do each section. There are 3 quizzes (he calls them midterms) and a final. I am actually interested in astro physics now! Defs gunna take his ASTR 342 class :-)

01/12/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GES100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

TAKE PROF. PINTER, HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. USES SLIDES EVERY DAY SO IF YOU MISS CLASS YOUR OKAY. HE 3 TEST DROPS THE LOWEST ONE, HW IS ONLINE DUE EVERY OTHER WEEK JUST TRY AND YOU WILL GET CREDIT. AND A FINAL. HE ALSO CURVES EVERYTHING!

05/12/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GES103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Pinter is one of the best professors at CSUSM! Show up to class and take good notes. If you need help don't be afraid to approach him, he's very friendly and helpful.

05/11/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTR342 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

The course seems extremely easy, and it is as long as you do the homework and study for the exams. Provides several extra credit opportunities for up to one full letter grade (10%) and is available at almost any time for individual help or even for questions outside the scope fo the class. Excellent professor.

12/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTR342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Takes a very difficult subject and makes it easy. If you read the book, attend, and take notes (write them even though you can download them) you will get at the lowest a B. Very knowledgeable and genuinely interested and enthusiastic about subject.

12/12/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GES101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor! I was dreading this class more than any other this semester, and it turned out being my favorite one! Just go to class, write some notes and do the homework and you will be fine, take it from someone who usually hates science classes. One of my favorite professors/classes at CSUSM so far.

10/28/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GES101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREATteacher.smart,interesting,funny,entertaining.Does a lot of in-class demonstrations.Really makes sure u understand.u get a 10 on hw just for having something written for each question, doesnt read the answeres.double sided sheet of paper as cheatsheet for each test, 3 for final. allows late hw assignments, though idk y u'd have them. TAKE IT!

07/23/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTR342 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 enthusiastic about the material which makes it more interesting to learn about. Highly recommend him!! Go to class to find out what's on the exams.

05/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTR342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! Really helps you out when you need it. Super enthusiastic about material so its not as boring as it could be. Go to class so you know what's going to be covered on the exams.

01/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTR342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I recommend taking this class. His enthusiasm adds to the already fascinating aspects of astronomy. I think that every teacher should turn out the lights during class and play atmospheric music in the background like he does. I found that it relaxed me and aided in the learning process.

12/18/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTR342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. very enthusiastic about what he is teaching. Lectures from powerpoints, tests are not as bad as you would think. Can have double sided notesheet for each test, so basically open notes. Only downside is that the final is 40% of your grade. So even with an A in the class-do bad on the final and your down to a C.

12/14/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTR342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

What an awesome teacher! If you need to fulfill your UDGE, definitely take Astronomy with Pinter. Lectures are really interesting and clear, weekly homework assignments are easy and fun, and tests are a breeze if you have an ounce of intelligence (he lets you bring a double sided cheat sheet for each test, three for the final). GREAT PROFESSOR!

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