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George Vasquez
Professor in the History department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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08/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He may appear tough, but he has one of the warmest hearts ever. Get to know him, he is very friendly. His class is full of humor :). Almost everyone passed the class- majority ended up in the 80th percentile. Do the reading, answer the wkbk ?s, and show up to class ALL the time. The ?s on quizzes and exams are the exact same ones from the wkbk.

07/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Take this class in summer. He can get distracted, but he's a great teacher. This class is not hard if you do the work. He is very clear about his expectations: read the textbook, answer the workbook, and pay attention in class. You also watch a documentary every day. The quiz and test questions are straight out of the book; the final is difficult.

02/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Pretentious arrogant jerk that will belittle you. He is not a historian and roundly disliked by his peers. Avoid this professor at all costs.

01/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is not hard. The routine is to read the textbook and then answer workbook questions (usually you can Google the questions and find the answers). The quiz and exam questions are exactly the same as the workbook questions. You are expected to read 3 books to write the essay (30% of grade). Come to class prepared and get on his good side.

12/05/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

I agree with some of the comments that he is rude and likes to pick on students. I will never take another class from him. He is a very rude professor. Do not take his class, unless you want to be humiliated.

02/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
180HHIST 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

Dr. Vasquez took me under his wing because he knew I was a serious person. If you don't fit that bill then don't attend his courses because it will probably lower your grade point average. If you do fit that bill than take as many courses as you can from him. It will make you an even better student.

02/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Histo155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This instructor was horrible. He walked out of his office while I was talking to him. He spends class time sitting down telling story's that don't pertain to the course. He put a film on in Spanish and attempted to translate for 1.5 hours. Good example of bad ten-year teaching.

10/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST188 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Incredible sense of humor made class go quickly, even though it was almost 3 hrs. Makes you work for the grade, no free points. No notes on exams, lots of reading, short quizzes, in-class discussion daily. I enjoyed this class very much, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something about history.

09/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST167 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This man is the BOSS!! The people who complaint is because they feel like they are still in high school. This man will make you work for the grade you deserve! Arriba los jovenes y abajo los viejos!!

05/24/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist167 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Would come off as aggressive towards his students, he like's to pick on people. You can tell he is still there to just get the paycheck

08/31/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take his class unless if you want to work very very hard and get B..I took his class at SJCC

09/25/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Vasquez is practices tough love.

07/14/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
U.S. History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Do NOT take his classes, unless you enjoy being harrassed and like dealing with a pompous, rude teacher. I agree that teachers should not pamper students and let them slide by, but you don't have to act the way Vasquez does. It was one of the longest semesters of my life. I learned a lot and a received a very-hard earned " B."

11/04/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist 50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very rude and pretentious.

10/02/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
historiography Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy is exactly what I wanted from the History department. A real old school **** who commands respect and puts fear into the hearts of wishy washy coasters who want As but don't have the passion for work, for responsibility, for research, for accountability. He's the Vito Corleone of DMH. If George is too tough for you, I advise you to bite the bullet. He's only extreme to counter the weight of all the easy teachers with high ratings because they're sheeple producing more sheeple.

08/30/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Early Cal. Hist Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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08/24/2005
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist 171 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A LOT OF READING, 8 page paper, oral presentation -- very stressful course if taken during the summer. Very knowledgable.

06/03/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have to agree with the person who wrote: Tough, tough class... THE WAY UNIVERSITY IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!! Makes you work, makes you think, so when you get out, you know you've accomplished something. No fuzzy PC crap. Our degree needs to mean something. HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS - WE NEED THAT! I'm a better student for that. TAKE A CLASS WITH HIM!

07/28/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HuP 171 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Tough, tough class... THE WAY UNIVERSITY IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!! Makes you work, makes you think, so when you get out, you know you've accomplished something, not just jumped through PC "warm fuzzy" hoops with a meaningless, easy A. Love him.

02/26/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Extremely disrespectful. Ironically, demands respect from students. Needs to review the definition of "Socratic method."

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