Joan Cashin at The Ohio State University

Joan Cashin

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 4.0Clarity
  • 4.3Easiness

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Class
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4/24/13

HIST3003

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Joan is a very oldschool professor. She's cool though, very knowledgeable. She expects you to attend every class. There are 3 book discussions, a final paper, and a final exam. Each is worth 20% of your grade. Show up to class, say one thing in the discussions, do the paper and study the guide for the final and you will probably get an A. Easy

3/29/13

Hist 2090

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

As a Harvard graduate and student of David Donald Herbert, Dr. Cashin provides students with an unparalleled depth of knowledge. I am truly lucky to have had her as a Professor. If you are a serious historian then take her course. She is lenient on assignments and gives students many chances. If you do the readings and show up you should do well.

11/16/11

Hist151H

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

As others mentioned, she does kind of drone on. If you're interested in history, it's great, but she says a lot of stuff you won't ever see on a midterm or final. I probably only ended up using a third of my notes to study because most of it wasn't on the study guide. The midterm and final were supeeer easy, though, as long as you study the guide.

6/12/11

HIST557

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Cashin knows her Civil War history. If you show up and listen during class, you will find yourself very knowledgeable about the subject. There are three book discussions, and you have to find five primary documents and write five one-page papers about why they are interesting. This was the easiest class ever, but I enjoyed it.

6/9/11

HIST559

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring class, but very easy

7/26/10

HIST559

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She has a tendency to drone and the lack of visual aid makes it harder. She also gives you a lot of info that you won't need for the final, but it is interesting if you like the subject. It was very easy, however, so all in all a good class to take

6/19/09

Hist557

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Might look a crazy person though if you attend every class and if you talk during the discussions you should get an A best history teacher I've had

5/13/09

Hist557

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had no sympathy for my medical situation that prevented me from attending class regularly. Violated every right of medical privacy, saying that she had to know in order for me to pass. At one point, she told me (verbatim) that "the grading system put forth on the syllabus was arbitrary and was changed when the situation deemed necessary".

2/3/09

HIST557

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

INsanely boring... especially for an 830 class... she is knowlegable but tends to ramble on and on with no visual aids so you end up writing down an insane amount of stuff you dont need... the structure of the class is easy but attendance is mandatory... good luck not falling asleep!

8/19/08

hist202

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very knowledgeable about women in the Civil War; not so much on general CW history. Described the Monitor as a "prototype submarine." Became resolute when a student tried to correct her. Described the Homer painting "Prisoners from the Front" as a scene showing 5 Southern prisoners, when 2 are clearly Union guards. Doesn't like to be corrected.

3/17/08

HIST557

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took 557.02 with her, she is incredibly knowledgeable, she spoke essentially nonstop the whole two hours, full of fun tidbits of history that you don't usually get to learn. Also, this is the first 8:30 am class I've yet had where I wasn't pissed at having to go to, I actually looked forward to going to an 8:30am class??? What's happened to me?

3/16/08

Hist557

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is incredibly easy (3 book discussions, a paper and a essay). She can be helpful, but can come off as arrogant at times.

6/2/07

Hist557

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome prof! Really knows what she is talking about, is straight forward with what she expects. Minimal work.

12/6/06

hISTH151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart, knows what she is talking about. Lectures are actually somewhat interesting. Midterms are super easy if you go to lecture. Fair and nice.

12/5/06

Histh151

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Minimal work, extremely easy, a very easy A. She is also very nice and pleasant. Highly recommended.

4/12/06

H151

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very clear on her expectations, very easy for an honors class. minimal work. tests are ridiculously easy!

12/7/05

History 557.03

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is very easy IF YOU GO TO CLASS. If you don't go you will FAIL no matter how much you know about the Civil War because your grade is entirly subjective to what she feels like giving you.

12/7/05

H151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Prof. Tells you up front what she wants. Requires minimum work and as long as you prepare for the midterm and final you will be set.

11/8/05

H557.02

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very easy. class is all notes and then 3 discussions about the books read. discussions are easy points, just say one thing and you will get full credit. exams are easy as well. she is very fair and interested in teaching; you will learn a lot, but go to class!

3/15/05

Hist 557.03

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Of all the History courses I've taken, I would have to say she provides the best info about her area...you will know more than you ever thought there was to know about the Civil War. Go to class, take notes and you will get a good grade.

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