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Paul Frank
Professor in the Political Science department
at Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
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151 Student Ratings
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12/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Big time extra credit" "Clear grading criteria" "Inspirational"

Professor Frank was my first political science teacher and i highly recommend him for those students want to study political science, this class was just for filling out my General Ed but now i change my major from civil engineering to political science . he taught very clear and make you understand every single lecture by his power point slides.

12/16/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Get ready to read" "Hilarious"

Professor Frank has been one of the best professors I have had at SCC. He is passionate about what he teaches. He has increased my interest in Foreign Policy. Also, the assignments in the class are pretty easy and clear. Although he assigns an online textbook quiz, and a article analysis every week. Sometimes he assigns Writing Assignments.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B
"Amazing lectures" "Respected by students" "Participation matters"

Paul frank is awesome. As long as you do your work every week and take your quizzes online you'll pass. Also, 3 in class quizzes and a final. Some people say it's a lot of work because you do have homework and quizzes every week that's due on a specified date. If I can work 32 hours a week and take 13 units at school and get a "B" it's possible.

12/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Respected by students" "Tests? Not many" "Clear grading criteria"

Professor Frank is very passionate about Political Science therefore he makes learning about it easy and funner. There are Writing assignments every week as well as Chapter quizzes all online. Straightforward + easy. Final is comprehensive with no study guide. Wish he had one though! I would highly recommend his class.

12/11/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Inspirational" "Assignments galore" "Amazing lectures"

He's funny & makes you actually want to come to class. There are alot of assignments in this class. At least one weekly. Sometimes two. if you miss too many you'll pay for it in the end. The grade you get is definitely the grade you earned. I hated politics until i took this class! you'll definitely learn in this class and appreciate politics more.

12/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
15978 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Hilarious" "Respected by students"

I took Professor Frank's intro to gov't and he made Politics fun and understandable. He is a great teacher and replies to e-mails quickly, plus answers questions in a straight forward manner. He's almost always in a good mood and starts every class session by playing Jazz. My favorite prof, and taking him next year for Ca State politics.

12/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Pols 301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Participation matters" "Get ready to read"

Gives good lectures. Get ready to write weekly short essay papers and quizes online. Super easy A class if you just do the assignments on D2L. Easy in-class quizzes just come to reviews he gives answer to study for the next day quiz. Super easy class!! Got an A, didnt go to class everyday but did all the work and read the textbook. Take him!

11/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Amazing lectures" "Participation matters"

Prof Frank's Polsci Intl. relations is an interesting class! He does have a weekly online textbook quiz (open notesbook) worth 10 pts each but you get 3 attempts at it. And also an article analysis (current event) due every week. Gives points for attending so show up and do your work, you'll be fine. Overall its a really good, educational class

06/08/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

Professor does not do role call, does not give credit for attending class. With more than 4 hours of work a week; I found class not worth the 3 credits. Extra credit requires you to attend meetings outside of school and you will have to go to at least 2 of them for maximum extra credit. Tests is not the professors; generated by the book instead.

05/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Quizzes/midterm/final are all open-book/open-note, and he gives you multiple attempts to take them. The rest of the grade is determined by WEEKLY writing assignments (sometimes up to 2 papers may be due within a week). Sub to a news outlet not req'd, just look online for articles. Lenient grader, lots of extra credit. Easy A.

05/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

I don't know why everyone is complaining about the two writing assignments. It's easy and he gives you full credit for doing it. Take notes everyday and he practically gives you the answers before the test day.

05/22/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took International Relations online from Frank, so I don't know much about him on a one-on-one basis, but he was very communicative over email and answered questions pretty promptly. Textbook use was high and sometimes directions weren't clear, but the class was pretty easy in the long run.

05/22/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

If you take this class, make sure you put at least 2-4 hours on it per week. You will have to do 1 article, 1 writing assignment,and 1 quiz per week. It is a fair class.

05/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Break down of syllabus. Required weekly from you : Article assignment (more then 5 pages to read) 1 hour, written assignment 1 hour, reading a chapter (30 pages) 1 hour, studying 1 hour, quiz 1 hour, equals to 5 hours a week. For only 3 credits take something else. Frank tries to get you to buy a subscription to the Sacramento bee, it is not needed

04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS 304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Clear and straightforward. Very routine oriented. Each week we had VERY small writing assignments that were VERY, VERY easy to complete. And his class was fun, too!

01/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor is NOT for anyone taking 10 or more units. He assigns two written assignments based on online articles per week, 1 online quiz per week, and 1 chapter of reading per week. Class participation is a must. Too much work if you're also taking 10 other units for other classes. Take someone else, unless you're majoring in politics.

12/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS 304 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

must attend class it will help you at the end with 25 extra point which just might boost that grade into the next bracket. the quizzes are online straight from the text book. his test are fairly easy make sure to attend class the day before, he does a jeopardy still practice and gives majority of the answers, write them down and study.

12/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 310 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Super easy prof. make sure to complete everything possible. the article analysis are super boring but easy points all the way. the quizzes are from test banks from the books. so if you have the book you should be fine. BEST PROF at SCC hands down

12/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 304 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

Complete online assignments and quizzes. He is a great professor, I love how enthusiastic he is about teaching government and helping his students.

12/13/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Frank is an amazing professor. The class isn't super easy but it isn't super difficult either. I strongly reccomend his class. As long as you complete assignments,attend class, and take good notes... youre good :)

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