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Derek Zumbro
Professor in the History department
at University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
are you Derek Zumbro?
Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
3.3
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19 Student Ratings
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11/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EUH4465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Of the three semesters I've been at UWF, Dr. Zumbro is the best history professor I've had so far. Sometimes gets off topic, but he is insanely knowledgable on Nazi Germany. Pretty cool guy. I can see why his courses fill up the quickest during registration.

08/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
wow101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

Great teacher, take any class he offers. Gets off topic a little, but worth the class.

05/04/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
EUH 4242 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I LOVE DR. ZUMBRO. He is amazing, and knows his stuff! Tests come right from the lecture topics, and his papers are easy and count for little. You learn a lot, and the stores he has are awesome. I had WWI and Nazi Germany and this summer and fall will be having Maritime history and French revolution. I can't WAIT!!!

05/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMH3540 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great class, lectures very interesting. Take Dr. Zumbro you will enjoy his class and his stories. He grades fair and is willing to help you if need be.

10/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EUH4242 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher! He knows his information, and he has neat stories which made it easier to remember. Gives a midterm and final, and a paper on the topic of your choice. LEARN THE LECTURE NOTES! That is the key to passing his class. define the lecture notes, study them, and you will pass his tests. Both tests have 1 essay question also. Easy though

09/03/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS6991 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Eesh, so may critical comments. Dr. Zumbro is a fantastic historian and instructor. It's not his job to entertain, it's to teach. He's a wealth of knowledge and very kind. So lay off, people - if you discipline yourself, you'll be successful in the class.

04/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMH3540 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Instructor's tests teach nothing. The man knows his stuff, but he's too busy drilling for dates and names. Nothing is learned in this class. Another typical instructor with a PhD. I had such high hopes for this class too. Don't take his class. Do yourself a favor.

04/22/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Amh3540 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not a tough class at all. Take good notes, make your own timeline, and look them over weekly. No research paper. An easy B.

04/08/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
euh3280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would say that Zumbro is the easiest history professor at UWF. Most history professors require a kidney and a research paper but he doesn't. We have a guy in our class that can imitate him perfectly which makes the class a little enjoyable. FT WALTON BEACH CAN YOU SEE THE PRESENTATION! If you take his class you will hear those words everyday.

04/08/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Euh4465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Zumbro's classes are fairly easy. His exams come straight from the lecture topics he provides you with. He doesn't assign a research paper. You just have a mid-term and final exam that consist of fill in the blank questions and a essay question. But if go to class and pay attention you will have a good idea of what the essay question will be.

12/19/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Euh4465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

knowledgable,professional and an overall nice guy. His lectures are well organized, and the expectations for the exams(mid-term and final) are clear. Overall, a good professor.

04/07/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
EUH4991 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm not sure exactly why so many people are being so critical...maybe you didn't like your grade? Anyway, Zumbro's classes are rewarding if you pay attention. Everything on the test comes from his LECTURES, not the book. He'll say to read, but he never puts anything on the test that wasn't in the lecture. And even better, no paper!

02/17/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
AMH3540 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

Professor is self righteous and makes sweeping generalizations. While he is good about the information that's been the the text book standard since it was written he is very poor on technical details that are readily available in MODERN history texts. I'd rather take calculus then any history classes from this professor and I'm a history minor.

07/04/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
westpers Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

no thanks. class is boring.straight lectures. he is a very nice guy though. two tests, both essay formats. you have to know about 8 chapters well for each test.

02/01/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
euh4990 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Zumbro knows this stuff inside and out. His lectures aren't too bad, just pay attention and write down everything. He jumps around a bit too...so make your own timeline. If you actually pay attention and listen you will learn and do well. His stories are sometimes out there but they are entertaining. I would def. recommend him.

12/06/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIst101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

You only recieve two grades for his class; your mid-term and then your final...he'll tell you "be sure to know chapters 22 through 29 for your test". Oh ok, no problem, only 300 years worth!!! And his tests...fun fun, ESSAY FORMAT ONLY!!!!! Good luck!

11/12/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EUH4990 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Knows what he's talking about, but I got a little lost sometimes. Tests aren't too hard, and you only have two and an essay! I will take him again!

10/16/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EUH4992 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting class. He lived in Germany for years and was in the army over there. mid-term, final, and a book review of a book of your choice. Knows the subject inside and out, his books that he writes are great. Knows a lot of people and tells their stories often to relate them to students. Will definatley take him again!!

10/09/2006
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
EUH1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Class is boring... hard to follow. He knows a lot of info about what he teaches, he just doesn't know how to get down to a students level to teach it.

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