Christopher Maginn at Fordham University at Lincoln Center

Christopher Maginn

  • 4.6Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/16/13

HIST 1075

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took the class "early modern europe." It was probably too difficult for a freshman core class but honestly he was a great professor and one of the most brilliant men I have ever met. Definitely worth taking the class but don't expect an easy A, or really an A at all.

12/10/13

EARLY MOD EUR

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fabulous teacher. Tells history like it's a story. He is a veryyyyyyyyyyy very hard grader. Great teacher though. Don't know if I could handle taking him again because he is very difficult. Not a lot of hw, just supposed to read. Gives 2 papers (7 pg. minimums) a midterm and a final. He's a little cutie too with his Irish accent.

7/13/13

Hist 1075 3412

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult classes but worth the challenge if you like history. He grades papers pretty hard but he'll make you a better writer/historian and he's very willing to look at papers prior to handing them in. On top of that he's a great lecturer, funny, intelligent, and really nice. Reading AND notes are a must for an -A. I will be taking him again.

12/13/12

HIST3412

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for The Tudors and aside from it being an already very interesting class Professor Maginn made it into a very fun, humorous hour and fifteen minutes.

5/6/11

HIST1075

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly one of the worst choices I made by taking this class. Maginn is a great teacher but way to harsh when it comes to grading, especially for a freshmen core class. He only cares about the midterm, final and essays as part of your grade. I learned a lot but like I said, too demanding for a freshmen class.

1/27/11

HIST3458

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the best professor I had at Fordham. Took him for Ireland 1688-1923 and I have never learned so much in a single course. His no nonsense teaching style encourages thoughtful questions instead of the BS which pervaded my other history courses. The reading is everything, if you want to excel and people say he is a harsh grader, but he is fair.

1/12/10

HIST1100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Maginn makes history enthralling even for those who consider irrelevant. His teaching approach is unique and captivating, treating students like adults rather than students. This allows for some flexibility in a class that requires it, as he is always open to discussion in order to improve his clarity. It does not need much improving though...

1/13/08

Hist1100

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Just amazing. Really made you take an interest in european history. Will not lose a moment of interest in the hour and 15 minutes spent. I would have stayed longer!

1/3/08

HSLU3458

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Papers are long and a lot of work, but he was excellent at explaining the material. His passion for Irish history was obvious and made the lectures SO enjoyable. Take him!!!

12/27/07

Hist110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Besides the fact that he's extremely gorgeous with the cutest accent, he is one of the most fascinating teachers at fordham. he is able to turn the long dragging history of the french revolutions, empires, kings, and the like into one great story! Amazing teacher! If you have a chance at taking him, do!

11/10/07

HSLf1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Maybe im biased because I love history but he's totally awesome. He lectures but its like telling a story for him which he does really well. Will explain anything really well. Great sense of humor and if you can get past his somewhat long papers you are in for a very enjoyable class. I wholeheartedly suggest you take him.

10/28/07

HIST3000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

hands down the best professor i have ever had at fordham. not easy by any means, but certainly possible to do well if you put in the effort.

10/24/07

HSLFWest

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent excellent teacher. Class is interesting and enjoyable. He makes european history and seemingly boring history of hundreds of kings named philip fascinating. History is my forte, but for people who aren't into it, he defintely helps them out. This teacher is making me seriously consider a minor in history or irish studies. take him!

9/19/07

HSLU1000

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

such a cutie! i was very disappointed the other day when i noticed the wedding ring =(

6/3/07

HOLU1801

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof! Not only did I love this class, I chose him as my advisor. If you like Irish guys you will love him and his adorable accent. Hard essay grader though.

5/10/07

HSLU1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Honetly, one of my favorite professors at Fordham. Grading is tough, but it's very fair. If you listen in lectures (which is not hard at all as he is very easy to listen to) and do the readings, you will do well. Very accessible and helpful during office hours. Really. Fantastic.

4/2/07

HSLF1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down amazing, fair but a bit difficult, but overall great teacher. Tells it like a storyline, interesting.

12/18/06

HSLF1000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Insanely hard essay and test grader, nice guy tho

12/15/06

HSLF012

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Oh my god. i LOVE him. I hate history, but if you hate history you should take him. He's AMAZING and is extremely available and helpful in his office hours. He seriously helped me SO much and is one of the nicest people ever. And yeah, being hot and Irish doesn't hurt =)

10/30/06

HSLF1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A-Mazing! greatest professor ever, lectures like a story, u'll not want to miss any lectures. Notes important. Easy grading on the midterm and final. Pretty hard on the two papers. But very helpful, any time you go in. Great!

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