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Gary Brueggemann
Professor in the History department
at Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
4.0
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08/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
hist 1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Loves MN history, lol. Attend his class because he lectures on slides and if you missed a note, you're basically screwed. 1 take-home midterm & 1 take-home final! 1 pop-up in class quiz! Requires lots of books and reading, but only needs 1 book! "MN 20th Century book. He's fun!

12/31/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 1055 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class felt very remedial. Brueggemann cares less in this course for American history than specifically Minnesota's involvement. The class is supposed to be from 1877 to present; it's really Thomas Jefferson to the Cold War. This class consists of mostly lectures, and the "discussion" is just a few worthless comments. Has a hollow enthusiasm.

07/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Make sure to be to class everyday!! All he does is lecture, so it is very important to be in class everyday so you won't miss anything. He does a ton of take home tests, which makes the class super easy. There is a ton of info he throws at you, but he repeats himself a lot so it makes it okay. He is a very nice guy!!

05/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed MN History with this very passionate teacher. Learned tons about MN and plan to do some exploring this summer. You do need to attend and take good notes, as that what the tests are based on. Great teacher!

05/15/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He didn't require attendance but if you miss a lecture, it affects your test grades. His lectures are kinda boring but if you take notes, you don't need the books. Overall I though the class was interesting.

10/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1031 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really liked this professor. His lectures were a little boring and he repeated himself, but overall I enjoyed the class. He taught as if you had no knowledge of history so it was very nice for me, a beginner. The tests didn't seem to have much relevance to what he lectured on, so I would suggest reading the texts. I got a B in this class.

06/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing professor. Very passionate and understanding. Never used the book. Sometimes goes off on tangents but I he inspired me and reminded me about my love for history. Choose this professor.

05/10/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Brueggeman was a great teacher! Really easy class but You'll need to take lots of notes.. And only buy the Tice book for final exam. I would highly recommend this class for everyone who lives in MN.

01/08/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1031 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

boring class, you MUST attend all lectures or you are screwed. you don't even need to read the books at all. only a few tests that are all take home, but still very difficult. i got a B in the class. i recommend you do the extra credit he gives at the beginning of the semester or you will regret doing it like me.. okay class.

12/17/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MNHIS1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very very passionate about MN History. Filled with knowledge, but has a lonely soul that comes through in his teaching. If you take LOTS of notes, you should be okay. If not, you'll bomb. But a really nice guy with a little mustache.

08/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you come to class and pay attention, take notes, etc Youll do great on all the assignments and tests (which are mostly take home). I didn't even buy the book and just went to class and still got an A

05/13/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MN1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Brueggemann was an alright teacher. He does lectures most of the time, only a few exams, and barely quizes. His exams are simple as long as you take notes on the lectures. His lectures are very important, because their the materials to pass the class, not the books. Show up to class every meeting, because it's all lecture, which are important.

01/03/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Too many books! This guy wants you to get 6 different books for this class. I only opened one and got a great grade. Make sure to write good papers for him. Take good notes and listen carefully, you'll kick yourself if you take a day off. If you're not a morning person be aware that he had a monotonous voice that will put you right back to sleep.

12/10/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awsome Teacher All Around. Knows the material well and delivers it with interest. He is very even handed with the historic facts lets the students interpret events for themselves.

12/07/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
mnhis0059 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Brueggemann is a man full of information and knowledge when it comes to MN history. however, he is extremely hard to get ahold of as he doesn't use email, and wants his students to call his home phone. His tests are wordy, and often with mult. choice questions going to letter "L". He writes nothing on the board, so take GOOD notes.

05/21/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Histo2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took U.S. History 2 with this teacher. He was nice, easy to listen to, and made the subject very interesting. He cares about helping the students understand and succeed, and offers extra credit opportunities. Don't get behind in your studies, though; cramming for the tests is just annoying. This was my favorite teacher this semester!

05/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1032 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is a survey history course and he makes that clear. There is no in-depth analysis of any historical event or figure. He lectures on facts and the tests measure your memorization of those facts. As long as you listen attentively to his lectures, take notes, study from textbooks and online resources, you are guaranteed an A. Extra-credit galore!

12/16/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher! You can tell he really enjoys the subject. There are 6 books, but I only opened one (the Tice book) and passed with an A. Just make sure you're there for EVERY lecture, and take good notes! All of his tests are largely based on the lectures. Good class!

04/11/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist1035 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is very helpful if you go and ask him for help. He will include many details so it's good to take notes. He's very nice and reasonable. Just make sure you either read your text book or take notes in class. I'm sure you'll pass if you study.

12/20/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist1032 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

Very knowledgeable. 3 hour lecture without notes and kept it interesting. Multiple choice test is a bear. Has two other types of tests too. Very fair and presents lots of good information. Great teacher. Great class.

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