Robert McChesney at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Robert McChesney

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/18/14

CMN 275

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/2/14

CMN 275

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

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.

4/15/14

CMN 275

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/3/13

CMN75

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/16/13

CMN 275

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/27/12

CMN275

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/21/12

cmn496

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/15/11

CMN275

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/1/11

CMN275

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/15/11

CMN275

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

BRING COMPUTER TO CLASS OR PRINT NOTES BEFORE. VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE MEDIA. CAN BE VERY BORING AT TIMES. A LOT OF MATERIAL TO STUDY. TESTS ARE EXTREMELY HARD AND LONG !! ...BUT HE CURVES THEM A FAIR AMOUNT. GOOD LUCK. TWO PAPERS ON THE BOOKS AND 3 TESTS.

4/21/11

CMN275

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A really interesting class that critiques the media. Take this class if you are in the College of Media, a lot of the material comes up in future classes. A lot of reading, but the books are easy reads! Tests are BRUTAL but he curves a good amount.

12/29/10

Cmn275

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class. Lecture was boring and you don't have to go but it helps. Reading the books helps with the papers. Bring a laptop to class.

11/16/10

CMN496

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class covers issues in American sports ownership, media influence, militarism, technology, economy, and ecology. The class is meant to weed out those who aren't passionate about the topics, so be prepared to work hard and learn much.

10/21/10

CMN275

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Incredibly intelligent in his field. It is a very eye opening class and I would highly recommend it. There is some reading but it isn't incredibly boring, compared to other classes.

1/27/09

SPCM275

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is SOOO hard. I took it as an "easy" gen ed, but it is not!! No book to refer to, just the notes you take in the three hour lecture. Heavily based on politics. Semi-interesting at some parts, but very confusing. You read three books and write 2 essays. Tests are nearly impossible. GREAT CURVE. somehow managed an A

1/13/09

SPCM275

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is not a class you can miss lecture or skim through the reading. You have to be in class AND pay attention. You have to read the book AND make connections. If you can do that then w the curve you'll do great. This class helped my GPA alot. And it was very interesting! But your attention span will be tested. Lectures and exams sometimes drag on

11/13/08

CMN275

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you read this, whatever you do, do NOT take this course. Yes, the course is interesting, but that does not take away from its extreme difficulty. My GPA is currently suffering because of this class, and quite honestly, no matter how smart or interested you are about the media, you will NOT enjoy sitting three hours in Foellinger.

10/30/08

COMM275

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man is beyond brilliant: he's a modern day Paul Revere or Upton Sinclair, however you like. Even with a 3 hour lecture, I was captivated from beginning to end every time. Then again, I'm a force of intellect, most of the class looked like they wanted to die.

4/8/08

COMM264

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class required a lot of reading and attention during class, but Professor McChesney is amazing at articulating media critique and the reform that is available if taken advantage of. It's a difficult class, but it is by far the best class I have taken on campus thus far.

4/6/08

COMM264

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved this class. Yes, it's difficult, but it really isn't impossible. The thing about it that sucks is that McChesney gives you 1 week to write an 8-10 page paper, which sucks but someone who is motivated enough can do it. I found the subject material and the books to be extremely interesting, and so were the lectures. Bring your laptop to class

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