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Andrew Larsen
Professor in the History department
at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.4
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05/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Larsen genuinely cares about teaching his students. With no effort anyone can get at least a B. His exams are take home essays, just take notes and you should do fine. The way to get an A is by making a BS argument about the information you got from lecture on the essays. Also, there is a term paper done in stages.

05/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Larsons lecture was pretty much the same every single day, just him sitting in front talking. All of the grading is done by the TA's so it could vary depending on who you get. the class is pretty dull and attendance is mandatory but if you put the time in it is an easy A.

04/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Dr. Larsen was extremely helpful when you visit to his office hours. He is a strict grader on take home tests but his class is easy to follow and SUPER interesting. This course is nothing like high school history course, he makes it actually interesting. Good professor, good class, recommend.

03/26/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
1001 1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

I lovee Dr. Larsen, such a good guy. Makes 1001 so interesting. Both classes have 3 papers (3-4 pages) and a term paper. Easy to understand the material.

03/21/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I usually hate history, but I looked forward to going to this class. All of the tests are take home essays and are simple to write if you take good notes/pay attention in class. Just make sure to read the handouts prior to class because class is focused around the discussion of them. Make sure to participate a lot! Overall interesting class!

11/20/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a strange guy. He is very enthusiastic and interested in history and what he is talking about. Attendance is mandatory and taken every class. A lot of reading. No tests/quizzes. You have 4 papers and participation that make up your grade. He is a fun guy but the whole class is him just talking. I would recommend him.

11/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Larsen is a good guy with high expectations. He knows his stuff and communicates it well. He will absolutely drop your grade for every class you miss, I know from experience. Still, I learned a ton from him and he absolutely loves what he's teaching. That makes it easier to learn from him for sure.

08/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The class is pretty fun. All the exams are essays, which is pretty nice. Larsen makes lectures interesting, and a third of the grade is participation. You play a French Revolution game that is pretty cool for like a fourth of the class.

05/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

However, this class is very writing intensive and your grade depends on good writing skills. He is also a stickler on attendance. In the syllabus it says you get grade penalties for missing three classes and you may think it wont be big but it will! A whole letter and a half will be dropped if you miss more than three.

12/20/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST1002 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

By far my favorite first semester class. He is an extremely smart person, and knows EVERYTHING about history. He was able to answer almost every question with clarity and good background info. I never missed a lecture, because I never wanted to. Loved going to this class and would take again if I could. Don't take if you aren't a strong writer

12/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he is very interesting. i am taking him again in the spring. your grade is dependent on papers, not multiple choice tests. I learned a lot and overall, he is an excellent professor.

11/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Larsen is very educated on just about everything. His goal is to teach you things you wouldnt know about history, interesting things! I enjoy going to class and to office hours. I would by all means take this class!!!!!! You will not regret it I promise!

10/23/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Larsen has extremely interesting lectures that I look forward to attending. He is a great professor, but an awkward person. Papers make up your grade for this class. The TAs do grade hard. (I had a Russian who could barely read/write/speak English)

10/16/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Larsen was one of my least favorite professors to date. His lecture style is annoying, and he has a lot of weird quirks that distract you from the lecture. He gives the illusion of brilliance, but really he's just taught Western Civ for awhile. His TAs do all the work. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone but an enemy.

08/28/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Larsen is great. I took his modern civ. 2 class over the summer and I enjoyed every day. It is very apparent that he loves teaching and that he has a genuine passion for history. He can be a harsh grader, and has a VERY low tolerance for poor punctuation and grammar. My only complaint is that he did not hid his liberal ideology. Great otherwise.

05/15/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting guy. He is brilliant. He seems to know everything about history. Any question you ask will most likely be answered. He loves the subject he teaches and tries to talk about things he knows will interest his students. Also, there are no tests in his class. At the end of every unit there is instead a paper . Highly recommend.

05/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, very funny. He is very helpful with any questions (will look over rough draft of term paper before you hand it in). The grading is all up to the TA. I suggest that you ask your TA what they are looking for when grading. All papers - no in class exams.

04/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His class is amazing! Larsen gives awesome lectures and tries to make the subject interesting and funny. All the tests are take home so there is no crammed memorization. Do the reading for the discussion section because the TA's hate it when you don't read.

12/16/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Larsen is amazing teacher - I absolutely loved him because he actually knows his stuff. Like many MU professors, he cares about teaching and his students. He is always willing to help. 2 midterms, 1 final, 1 term paper, and 15% for participation. All exams are essay based, but you use your notes, so they are fairly easy. TAKE HIM!

12/13/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
WC1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Your grade in the class depends on who your TA is. If your TA grades hard you will not get an A no matter how much work you put into your papers. Dr. Larsen is pretty interesting though. I would take his class again if I had a different TA.

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