Bruce Zuckerman at University of Southern California

Bruce Zuckerman

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/13/13

REL111g

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Z meets his students half-way. Put in the effort to learn and ask questions, and he'll personally help you through the course. He revised my essay line-by-line, met with me to prepare for the final, and came to school on a day he he otherwise wouldn't have just so I could take a test I missed. Plus LOTS OF EXTRA CREDIT (like 5% of total grade).

12/10/13

REL-111

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The first 30 minutes of class tended to be non-consequential; mostly just get out your laptop and play a game time. The quizzes tend to be a bit in depth, unnecessarily so. But he tells you exactly what he wants out of the tests and papers. No reason to be surprised by your grade in the class. Really interesting class overall.

11/20/13

REL 111g

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof esp if you meet with him. Always have him read your drafts before you submit- it's awesome to be able to take advantage of this. Do the bible readings and try to take notes/pay attention in lecture, but the sample midterm/final is very helpful for actual final.

11/19/13

REL 60000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Incredible professor. He's extremely passionate with his subject and is probably one of the most helpful teacher I've had. However, even if you come from a relative religious background, don't count on having an easy semester. Be sure to get your paper checked before submitting it to him at least once.

5/17/12

REL111G

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nicest professor at 'SC! Attendance is mandatory; no powerpoints / notes online. Very accessible and willing to help students out. Enthusiastic lectures keep students interested in the material. Not impossible to get an A in the class if you work hard and ask for help on the papers! Willing to read drafts and help you revise / rewrite!

4/9/12

HIST101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Quizzes every Monday on a lot of reading in the Old Testament. Destined to get a B on essays. Gives you exact outline for midterm and final. Prepare to get a B in the class

12/16/11

REL100G

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor who loves what he teaches and really cares about his students / students' grades. He wants us to succeed and does his best to provide us with all the resources necessary to get an A in his class. Only take if you're willing to attend all/most lectures and do the weekly Bible readings.

11/14/11

RELG111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a really nice professor that tackles difficult material found in the Old Testament with stories, clear explanations, and his famous quote "I don't know." He goes off the tangent A LOT, but it is worth it because he tells you nice little stories. I would suggest you to take this class if you are a competent writer and zealous reader.

11/3/11

RELL111

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's great! Best teacher I've ever had. However, if yo don't want to work, don't take this class. Every week you'll have a quiz on sections of the Bible, they are quite lengthy sections, but easy quizzes if you read it. Then 1 midterm, 2 papers, and one exam. Quite a hard grader on papers however, but he's great!!

11/25/10

REL111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Zuckerman is amazing! The lectures were great and he made the subject really interesting. Learned so much in the class. Warning: Zuckerman considers any essay grade 94% or higher to be "better than what he could write." Hard to get an A, but so worth taking the class. Changed my outlook on lots of things, not just REL-related.

11/10/10

REL111

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Zuckerman is one of the best professors at USC without a doubt. Yes, there is LOTS of reading for this class, but he is extremely helpful and genuinely cares about his students. His classes are always fascinating and revolves around him telling stories, which is great! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you're okay with reading. You learn a lot!!!

7/29/10

rel300

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely knowledgeable. His classes take work to do well in there BIG distinction between B and A. You can work very hard and get a B. If you want an A you are going to be rewriting your papers many times, but honestly my writing skills improved A LOT from his class. He is a VERY nice guy and will go out of his way for his students.

10/14/08

REL111

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Zuckerman is probably one of the most knowledgeable individuals I've ever met in my life. Contrary to what the other comment states, you DON'T need to have any prior knowledge! He's really funny and makes class go by so quickly. It's a hard class but DEFINITELY worth the effort.

11/24/06

Ling295

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DONT TAKE UNLESS YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT JEWS and ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA.

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