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Rayfield Waller
Professor in the African Studies department
at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.4
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16 Student Ratings
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10/28/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
AFS 2010 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Gives good feedback"

3 essays and 1 extra credit essay. A total of 4 essays. Attendance was not mandatory. You got automatic credit for attendance because he never took attendance. He does make you think. Do not take this class if you are sensitive towards anything. He is honest, and can be brusque but encourages you to think and if helpful if you ask for it.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AFS 3250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Professor Waller is a brilliant man who will challenge you to do your best and to think. If you cannot handle your beliefs and opinions being challenged and questioned then this is not the class for you. Do the reading and learn to form an intelligent opinion and you will be fine in this class.

09/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AFS 3250 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

WORST. PROFESSOR. EVER. He will tear you apart if you do not follow "the correct college essay form". Heaven forbid you put a sentence in the wrong place or have a different view than he does. Harsh grader. He forgets this is an UNDERGRADUATE HISTORY course, NOT English composition.

10/25/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
AFR310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

WARNING...DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS UNLESS YOU ARE SPINLESS OR HAVE NO THOUGHTS OF YOUR OWN. THIS GUY IS A HUGH BIGOT. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING OR HAVE A ALTERNATIVE VIEW ON THE SUBJECT AT HAND,DO NOT LET HIM KNOW!!!! FOR THE TESTS, WHICH ARE 3-5 PAGE ESSAYS PER QUESTION, JUST WRITE B.S. THAT AGREES WITH HIM. AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID

10/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
AAS1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

these ratings of prof. waller are not fair. i took his intro class back in '09 and i think he is a great prof, just misunderstood. everthing he says is fatual, not opinon, ppl just have a hard time hearing things against the status quo or what they believe. he is an educator. his class is not easy, but he will open your eyes/mind to so many things.

08/17/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
afs1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

this guy was the worst. he was extremely disrespectful and will argue you if you don't have the same belief's as he does. He hates Beyonce and anyone who is more successful than himself.

04/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
afs2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

had him for the required afs course and caribbean studies course....He helps clarify the book and when you ask he may seem "judgmental" but is far from,..He really cares about your learning the material and raises us to ask questions with our generation. Furthermore, he does require reading but it's not a thick text, its small books..

12/06/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
AFS3250 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

I think that he is a very serious man, that is very knowledgable. This can sometines be taken the wrong way. Just remember to read what you can and think before you speak and you will be ok.

11/19/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Afs1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

TOTAL NIGHTMARE HATED EVERYDAY I HAD TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. PROF WAS VERY UNEASY. CHOOSE ANOTHER PROF !!!

02/10/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AFS3250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Seriously this class is terrible! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. I thought ump...how hard could it be, i was so wrong. It requires a lot of reading and he does not explain anything, more so just rants about his opinions. Literally this class is horrible. Don't waste your time!

09/23/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AFS1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

AVOID THIS CLASS AT ALL COST UNLESS YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT!!! NIGHTMARE :(

10/17/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
AFRFilm Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is nice. I thought I knew all there was about African American histor, but I learned new things about African American histroy. The class was fun and intresting. Tough grader!

07/01/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
afs3250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

great teacher, althought attendance is not mandatory, you must attend class to keep up.

06/10/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
afs3250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

this is a message to the guy under mine why would you hate him **** u

06/10/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
afs3250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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08/28/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
afs3250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

5% Attendance (given),5% Quizes (hard but not a big part of the grade),20% Midterm (about as hard as a quiz but in-class and grades more on length and form than content),and 50% Final Paper (gave < 2 weeks to write it and must be in proper MLA form). Tough grader, no extra credit until the very end, avoid unless your interested in the subject.

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