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Robert McChesney
Professor in the Communication department
at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign–Urbana, IL
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
2.2
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34 Student Ratings
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08/16/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMN275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A very difficult, but interesting course. I personally chose to attend nearly every lecture and not only did I learn a lot, it made the class a hell of a lot easier. Take this class seriously, do the readings, show up to lecture, and you'll be fine. Grades to a huge curve, but one of the most enjoyable classes I've taken at UIUC

05/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMN 275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

THE ENTIRE COURSE WAS BASED ON OPINION rather than FACT.its the world according to Robert McChesney. completely contradicts his viewpoints more than once. presenting opinions rather than facts. Ridiculous waste of time in a course and would not recommend it. so much for the environment considering you make your exams 100+questions printed one side

05/02/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMN 275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

One of the most brilliant minds UIUC has to offer. Seriously, come into this class with an open and critical mind, and it'll be the best class you take. ATTEND LECTURE, DO THE READINGS. Exams are about 110 MC questions, would be impossible if you don't attend all lecs/read. I got As on every one of his exams without it, but his curve is immense.

04/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CMN 275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor is well educated on the material. It's also a pretty interesting course;I found a lot of the reading and lecture material interesting. If you go to all of the lectures and pay attention you'll be fine.

05/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMN75 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

great professor. well educated. interesting class. very enjoyable.

04/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMN 275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very good professor. Really knows his stuff. The course is very interesting and you learn a lot. The exams are long, but if you go to lecture and pay attention and take notes you'll do fine. He curves all the tests big time. Highly recommend.

11/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CMN275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Maybe it's because I had an interest and prior knowledge of some of the material going in, but I didn't think his class was that difficult. If you go to lecture and pay attention, you'll do great. I aced all of the tests that he talked up as being very difficult.

03/21/2012
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
cmn496 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Extremely hard professor. However, if you can motivate yourself to read half a book a week (200-250 pages) you'll get an A in the class. There's only one (long paper). The class is essentially listening to an epic cmn scholar ramble about politics. I found this class really interesting. Don't take if you want a blowoff. Take it if you want to learn

12/15/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CMN275 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

smart guy. know his stuff. hes pretty left in his views but he does a good job of explaining both sides. if you're a leftist youll enjoy his class and pass it easily if you understand the core concepts. reading the books helps but isnt necessary. neede for the papers as supporting material. if ur not leftist you can still pass but ull hate the clas

12/01/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CMN275 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

If you understand politics understand that this professor's career is propagated by selling books and giving speeches about his very socialist view of power, media, and politics. You will purchase books written by him and others by his friends (some books/parts dedicated to each other's research). He teaches just as much opinion as fact.

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