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Thomas Zoumaras
Professor in the History department
at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
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Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.3
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01/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Probably the smartest professor I had at Truman. He assigns a lot of reading, but if you learn how to skim, it's not too bad. His book selection is excellent, and if you just try to improve, you'll gain his respect and he'll become increasingly engaging. If you're serious about learning he is the best teacher in the department.

01/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Probably the smartest professor I had at Truman. He assigns a lot of reading, but if you learn how to skim, it's not too bad. His book selection is excellent, and if you just try to improve, you'll gain his respect and he'll become increasingly engaging. If you're serious about learning he is the best teacher in the department.

12/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST314 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Zoumaras is a great teacher. He is really passionate about his classes and also wants students to succeed. But, he expects you to read before class, participate in discussions, and take his class seriously. Do those things and an A is attainable.

12/22/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
JINS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would not take him. He is nice in class but in his office, he is kinda mean. He is not constant in his teaching style and gets harder as the class progresses.

01/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST400 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 professor. Class is not easy, but you will learn a lot. He is very approachable and a really nice guy. I'd recommend him unless you are just looking for an easy A.

12/17/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

An extremely interesting class. Must do a small amount of prep before class (notecard with a question/comment), and the tests are difficult, but if you get an A on the final, you'll get an A in the class. Plus, you'll actually learn many interesting things.

12/13/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Zoumaras is a really nice guy! He can be long winded but he is an encyclopedia of information. His class is discussion based and expects you to know the material before coming to class. He is a tough grader on papers but he does require you to become a better writer. Take his class. It is hard but you learn a lot!

11/15/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows what he's talking about. No tests, most of your grade comes from book reviews and historiography paper. You will read an average 50-90 pages for a class period, and there are a lot of books, but they aren't text books. Most of the time they are interesting which helps. He's a good professor and helps to explain things. I'd take him again

05/17/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Zoumaras is very knowledge and passionate about his subject. His tests are simple and are drawn from the lectures and book. He says attendence is mandatory but never checks. The homework (notecards) are kind of a joke...basically a pretty easy A if you are a good writer.

10/31/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Only 3 tests and a long paper. If you don't mind listening to a man who probably knows literally everything about his subject, Zoumaras is for you. Class is entirely based on lecture but tests basically consisted of you writing the entire class period on any given subject. Loves to see students getting better. DONT SIT IN THE FRONT ROW.

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