Rodney Farnsworth at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Rodney Farnsworth

  • 2.3Overall Quality
  • 2.2Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/26/11

lbst700

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

What an experience.I certainly got my money's worth out of that class. When I read Goethe I hear his voice.He brought history to life.He loves his subject and makes you love it too. I would take ANY class he taught.He pushes you to be your best.Tough, but Great!

12/18/10

CMLT333

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A huge chunk of the class was spent on Faust: Part II, which isn't even read in German schools because of its difficulty. He then expects us to write a great essay even though most of us didn't understand a word of it. He explains things to us as if we're grad school students with deep understanding of the material, even though this only Gen-Ed!

12/1/10

CLAS205

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very hard class, rambles during lectures. You never know what is important and what isn't.

1/11/10

FWASh232

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very challenging, a lot of work and a hard grader. But I really learned a lot from attending class. Wouldn't recommend skipping; it'll show on your final

12/15/09

LBSTD700

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome instructor with an acute sense of humor while being "academic" Great instructor who encourages thinking outside the box.

11/25/08

CLASC205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's definitely interested in and enjoys his subject. Imperative to attend class and pay attention!

3/17/08

CLAS205

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is so fustrating. This class is a general ed class and he treats it like a upper level class. Who seriously assigns a over 7500 words midterm over spring break. His lectures are all over the place so half the time I'm confused to what is important information. I don't recommend him as a professor to anyone.

3/16/08

CLASC205

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is hard to follow his train of thought, since he's always jumping from one place to the next

3/15/08

FWASH202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He assigned a 30 page essay over spring break. It was ridiculous. I would not recommend his class to anyone.

2/8/08

clasc205

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is the worst Prof I have ever had the displeasure of. He is so full of himself there is no room for others in his little world. Cracks jokes only the peanut gallery laughs at, but thinks he's the bees-knees of Professors.

12/28/07

LIT101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class requirements were clearly defined and explained each time before a test was given. This is not a class that you can miss and get a good grade in it. However, if you do the reading and are there for the lecture, it should be easy to get a good grade.

12/14/07

CMLT333

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

So I thought people must be exaggerating. They're not. His lectures are absurd and teach nothing. He swoons over the most ridiculous things and expects students to do the same. He's the most pompous person I've ever met - we had to watch a video of him speaking about something he'd already said just for his ego. Exams force you to make up junk.

11/7/05

Eng W233

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR. This has been my worst teacher in college. Gives D's and F's at will, gave over half my class D's on a paper. So please make your life easy and DO NOT TAKE HIM.

11/6/05

Romanticism 333

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

You need to have him as a professor to understand!!

4/19/05

w231

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

very anal

4/7/05

W233

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class has been one of the worst experiences I've had: very unhelpful, vague, rigid, and uncompromising. He has an air of prestige that follows him wherever he goes. Very rigid MLA and sentence structure rules--no room for creativity. Will give B's and A's if it is up to his own biased standard.

12/13/03

ENG 233

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lots of busywork. If you do the work you can easily get an A. Hell I suck at English, but I got an A.

8/31/03

eng w233

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the most unsenative profs i have ever had to deal with! All he cared about was himself and his "scholary wisdom"

2/17/03

 

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pleased with his own intellect

2/11/03

ENG 233

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you can figure out what he wants you will learn. Otherwise, forget it.

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