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Bodo Fritzen
Professor in the Humanities department
at Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.2
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09/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HUMA 250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

He is a decent professor. I would recommend having an interest in the class before taking it with Dr. Fritzen. He sits at the front of the class and does not move much from there. He is not "thrilling" and gets off subject very often. I almost felt like I did not get my money's worth through him. I would have liked to learn more.

08/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HUMA 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+

I had Dr Fritzen for Humanities and Mythology. He is an extremely smart man and sometimes has a hard time understanding that you don't get what he is saying, but he means well. He lectures so TAKE NOTES! It'll be easy. He is very funny, interesting and he cares! Lots of little quizzes and tests. The final is a big deal but is the same material.

06/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HUMA250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took this class Summer2013 and I always highly recommend his class. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The class itself is not easy, you HAVE to study. It is a challenge, as college should be. I learned a lot, he also has great stories. There were only 2 people who got an A in his class. Luckily I was one of them.

12/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hum-101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would NEVER ever reccommend him for anything. I took him for Humanities and is the worst teacher I have ever had! I got all A's and B's on quizzes and papers and didnt do so well on the final but still got a low D. Basically your grade is based on the final. The class is so boring and uninteresting. He sits in the front and talks no powerpoint.

12/07/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FREN 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

While Prof. Fritzen has high expectations of his students and can be hard on them sometimes, I feel that I have learned lot from this course. I feel confident in the new French skills that I have learned and plan to take the second level next semester even though I do not need the course for credit.

11/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HUMA 101-06 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher, cares about his students, keeps the class alive, assigns easy quizs and has a review day the day before, assigns easy papers, and you watch a lot of videos. He also tells a ton of storys that keep the class entertaining.

10/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
GERM 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I've had bodo for multiple classes. He's kind and cares about you. However he does not understand where you get confused even a little bit. He has a Ph.D. and he speaks 3 languages fluently. He offers only a few point opportunities so spend 6 plus hours on the exams (seriously). His stories are super interesting to. Very eclectic guy. I recommend!

06/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
GERM 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This course is by no means a blow off course. It has a heavy homework load. Be prepared to spend a few hours per class completing it. The tests are take home but google translate boobie-trapped. Attending tutoring is almost a must but if you apply yourself, the course is very rewarding. I would recommend over Spanish. He thrives on your success.

01/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Fre115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I had Bodo from French 1-3 as well as Mythology when french 4 was canceled. He expects a lot from students and if you just do the work, you will do well. A lot of the French is busy work, do the first 8 in each section and finish the rest in class because you go over everything. Mythology was straight memorization. Papers never over 2 pages.

11/13/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUMA101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was alright. I had him for humanities and i would not reccoment him for that, though ive heard hes great for everything else. he spent a great deal of time talking about Germany, hes german. he did not discuss art much, and I feel like all i learned was a memorized list of art work and their artists. very nice man though, but a lot of quizzes.

11/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HUMA101 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 I have had.

07/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HUMA101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fritzen is an awesome professor. He is demanding, but he makes his expectations clear from the beginning, and lets you know where you stand, and what you need to do to improve your grade. He is enthusiastic about the subject, and his stories are interesting. I loved this class!

05/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
germ102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic professor, very enthusiastic about his subject. By no means an easy professor, but has the gift of making you want to learn.

04/29/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
FREN101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Actually, I took French I-French IV and his Mythology class(3 A's, 1 B, in one now) and I have loved every one of them. I have never missed a class that I didn't absolutely have to. Hard teacher but he gives you everything you need to do well if you apply yourself. Love this teacher!!!!!!!

08/02/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GERM101 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 really enjoyed this class. Bodo is a great and energetic professor. He is full of knowledge and loves to teach! I learned a ton of German and hope to learn more again once my schedule frees up. Highly recommended.

12/04/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
GERM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very opinionated. Can be rude at times if you disagree with him. He picks favorites, and will sometimes call you names (in a joking matter, of course...) if you mess up. Class is a little difficult- but I really learned A LOT. Plan on spending atleast 6 hours a week studying. If you put forth the effort, you'll really it back in the end.

02/26/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUMA101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Bodo is hands down the best professor I've ever had! He has perfected a fun balance in his classroom where he demands attention while instructing, but leaves time for plenty of "off but on" discussion. He made me want to go to his class everyday!! Bodo does everything in his power to help the whole class understand what he's teaching.

12/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GERM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher always in a good mood and very intelligent you can get him off topic alot im glad i took german with him hes def taught me alot his 101 class my be a little hard for beginners but it was a great refresher for me and wasnt tooo hard

05/09/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUMA101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a great teacher! Very interesting stories and his past life from another country! You should take his class and go to class every time!

12/23/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
GER101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

LOVE HIM LOVE HIM LOVE HIM. I love Bodo. He's fantastic. He's like such a nice guy. Treats students like his grandchildren. I would definitely recommend him

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