Thomas Zoumaras at Truman State University

Thomas Zoumaras

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/14/14

Hist 350

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/11/12

HIST314

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/22/10

JINS301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/7/10

HIST400

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/17/09

Hist105

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/13/09

Hist365

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/15/09

hist365

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/17/09

Hist105

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/31/08

HIST105

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/30/08

HIST426

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for Post WWII America. He has very strong political beliefs but he doesn't teach them. His classes are lecture and discussion based. Lots of reading, and three huge assignments- a final and two large papers. Emphasizes growth over time. Be sure to take notes during discussion. Enjoys his subject a lot.

4/7/08

HIST105

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very knowledgeable and his lectures reflect that. He gives lots of reading per night, but there are only 3 tests which can be take home or in class. There is one long paper which can really hurt or help your grade. I would recommend taking him only if you have a strong background on US history.

7/6/07

HIST105

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I never really read the textbook, and still got an A without trying. Vote take home tests -- essay + 2 ?s. Read the captions in the do****ent book for 1 ? and read the time lines before each chapter in textbook for 2 ?. It's that simple. Essays are fine if you passed English.

7/4/07

Hist461

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's very bright, has done a great deal of his own research, and pushes discussion-based learning. He loves disagreement. Grades on participation, but emphasizes quantity over quality. His readings assignments are large (350-500 pages/week) but extremely insightful. Also emphasizes growth over time in grading. VERY clear about expectations.

3/30/07

HIST105

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is actually easy. There is a lot of papers, but when it is all said and done -- he tells you what he wants, and if you do it, then you get the grade. Take home tests are a piece of cake, as you only have to answer two questions on the test date, which takes at max 10 minutes to do. He knows his stuff, makes lectures interesting, and is r

3/28/07

hist105

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible teacher for my class.... he is a graduate professor that is in no way clear at all.... do not take him for entry level history.... its ridiculous

11/4/06

histo01

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The last time I had Tom in class was 14 years ago. He inspired me to become a better student, and ultimately to attain my PhD in history. He remains one of the three best, and most influential, profs I ever had.

11/3/06

Hist105

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

don't take this class.....really, just don't.

10/29/06

HIST105

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class has been my hardest thus far. He assigns tons of reading for each class period, and then lectures for the entire hour and a half. I find it hard to know exactly what to study for tests. He's a very interesting teacher, and the class is interesting, it's just hard.

3/30/06

HIST 105

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice guy, but lectures are HORRIBLE! very difficult to stay awake. strict attendance policy. lots of reading. option of take home tests! nice guy, but not recommended.

11/17/05

HIST 105

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

3 words: Do Not Take...unless you REALLY like to read, write essays and a book review dealing w/ Vietnam. basically i felt like an idiot after i met with him during office hours, but thats just me. its a struggle to pay attention during lecture and he grades pretty harsh.

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