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Robert Brem
Professor in the Political Science department
at College of Alameda, Alameda, CA
are you Robert Brem?
Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.6
Helpfulness
0
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99 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POSCI-1 and 4 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Inspirational" "Respected by students"

A rare teacher who cares about making study relevant to life. He is unconventional and interdisciplinary; makes you think in multiple subjects: real college class. Opportunities for extra credit(perfect attendance). Journal weekly applying what you learn to yourself as a citizen and person. and to ask clarifying questions he answers in class.

10/04/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Lectures are long"

At the 1st day of class, he presented a great introduction. Then after that, yeah. NO. His lectures jumped to another topic to the next. Some of the things he say seems harsh and he apologizes but he's much of a psychologist than a teacher. Attendance is extra credit and keep up with weekly homework!

09/04/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PoSci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Introduction was great! But..2nd day of class comes...I had no idea what he was talking about. He kept talking and talking. His lectures were everywhere!!! I couldn't follow. Plus he has us reading a whole bunch of stuff that isn't clear. Syllabus was a WHOLE HUGE packet.

06/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Posci 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

He's a great professor. Love how he actually "knock" some sense into your head during the lecture. Besides, he actually very inspiring. Will definitely take his class again. Take his class and you will be addicted.

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pol Sci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Brem is super enthusiastic and committed to helping students become critical thinkers and engaged citizens. His class is very free form, so if you like a very structured experience, you may struggle (I did at first.) DO NOT PUT OFF DOING THE PORTFOLIO. The tests are mostly from lecture notes and the textbook study guides are crucial. Fun class!

04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych 3 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 took him for Psych 3 and Poli Sci 4. He doesn't teach in a standard fashion, and is unlike any other teacher that I've had. If you are able to learn in an abstract way and environment then you will be fine. Classes were always very interesting, and there were always great discussions. He is an awesome teacher and very funny, and I learned a lot

04/23/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
POSCI 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His class is super easy. When I took him in Spring 2013 he had it to wear you could fail all the exams as long as you did his binder. I failed both exams with a 50% (because it was on the book which he never uses except for the tests) and did the binder and received an A. He is a very interesting professor. Never a dull moment.

04/04/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych 24 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are great. He does not have a technical standpoint, so if you are a practical individual you need to turn away. Innovation and creative minds will only understand the viewpoints of Abnormal Psychology. Brem helps pinpoint the major issues of abnormal disorders. You will not go home without learning anything.

02/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Posci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lets just say i changed my major to political science & taken two more of his classes. Hes an amazing teacher who gets you to truly "think about the things youre thinking about"

02/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Political Scien 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 does not follow the syllabus. He does not teach from the text. His lectures are not structural. But he is well acknowledged professor.I found out that after I ransfer to univ that University professors covers similar lectures and concepts with him.

01/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POSCI 4- Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Brem is a wonderful teacher, he really strives to teach above and beyond. The course is easy if you pay attention and read between the lines. DO NOT WAIT last minute to do the portfolio. If you are looking for an enrichment course that you can really take something from, i suggest Brem!

12/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH 3 and 24 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy test study guides for book; your notes are study guide for lecture test questions; great test curve. If you know how to write APA you're good; if not, you'll struggle. If you do your portfolio every week, you're OK; if you,re not good at discipline, you're gonna have a hard time. If you need structure, it's hard; if not, you're good.

12/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Polisci 01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Robert Brem was a wonderful professor! He really made you think and re-evaluate your life. I would definitely take him again. His tests were not really fair but if you show up everyday and do your portfolio you are pretty much guaranteed an A!

12/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYPOS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you want is someone who is crazy with ideas that makes you think beyond what you expect and who pushes you at the transfer level and beyond; Brem's your guy. If you need help he'll clarify whatever you ask him to - if you're willing to do what he asks you get a lot; as much as YOU give YOU get. He shapes class on what the students ask.

12/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Worst instructor I ever had. Avoid.

11/01/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PYSCH 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was really interesting, I wasn't even expecting anything like what he taught us. It was so incredible. Work load is fairly easy, you just have to know the method to the madness.

09/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Polysci1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As just a introductory class it was good. He introduced different political viewpoints how they coincide with others and what their roll or effect is in our society. If you are the type of student who expects the teacher to manically do all the work for you Brem is not for you. The more you engage him the more you learn. He knows stuff just ask.

08/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PoliSci4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Brem has a lose structure to his course, but it is one that prepares you to think in the real world. He challenges you, but never beyond the capacity that a college level student should be at. One of the best professors at College of Alameda.

08/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Psych and posc 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

Brem is fantastic! This is a professor who believes in drawing from life experience and from multiple disiplines to teach - which led me to a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the subjects. I changed my major to PoliSci because of him! He does demand a lot of work, but it pushes you to be a better student. You must take his classes!

07/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PoliSci4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class was awesome. I took it while also taking Amir Sabzevary's philosophy 2, social and political philosophy, class and the two paralleled seamlessly. Don't miss out on one of the few great professor's both in college and in life.

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