Andrew Larsen at Marquette University

Andrew Larsen

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 4.5Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/5/14

HIST 1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/2/14

Hist 1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/2/14

HIST 1001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

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.

3/26/14

1001 1002

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

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.

3/21/14

HIST 1001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/20/13

HIST 1001

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/6/13

HIST 1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/3/13

HIST 1002

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/15/13

HIST 1002

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/20/12

HIST1002

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/3/12

hist101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/18/12

HIST1002

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

10/23/12

HIST1002

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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)

10/16/12

HIST1002

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/28/12

HIST102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/15/12

Hist1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/12

HIST1001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/6/12

HIST1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/11

HIST1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/13/11

WC1001

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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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