Ray Bazowski - York University - Keele Campus

Professor: Ray Bazowski
Department: Political Science
College: York University - Keele Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4035
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I found the content of the course very boring and bland but still found myself able to do well enough because Prof Bazowski was reasonable and understanding. I needed an extension on an essay because of a bunch of work due one week and he was the guy to go to. Also, he seems like a cool dude, mentioned acid a few times in lectures LOL.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a nice person and always open to understanding students' points of view. He actively asks students for their opinion to ensure they are heard and make the class engaging. The workload is quite manageable for this class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: POLS3136
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mumbles during his lectures making them very unclear and hard to follow. He gives late feedbacks on his HARD exams and on case briefs making students anxious about their mark and where/how to improve. Does cold calls and picks on students to answer questions, so make sure you're on top of your lectures. Would take this class again but not with him.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4170
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I'm not a political science major and was so scared that I was going to struggle in this class, but he's so understanding! He gives extensions out very easily and is always happy to help. Participating in class discussions matters a lot though, and you have to reach him via email because he's never around during his office hours.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4035
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Bazowski is the kind of guy I would invite to a campfire. He can speak intelligently on a multitude of different topics, and is very engaging in a seminar setting. When I struggled to meet deadlines throughout the year, Professor Bazowski was unbelievably accommodating. He does take a while to return assignments - not a big deal.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: POLS3135
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor is terrible. Doesn't have an ounce of passion for what he teachers, just there to get paid. The mid term and exam are full of tricks instead of testing knowledge. His explanations makes the material even more confusing, online case briefs will be your best friends. Tough to get an A, forget about an A +. Most got a B and below.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: POLS3135
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
GPA booster, assignments and exams were clear. he makes sure you understand the material, the TA was helpful too. Overall easy course
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4710
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
no feedback on any assignments throughout the entire class. we went into the last week of the semester without knowing any of our grades. no opportunity for improvement and growth. if you dont mind this, you might enjoy the course. interesting readings assigned.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4710
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Bazowski is a very intelligent professor and I would recommend anyone to take his class. He knows his stuff throughly and he is confident in what he teaches. Show your understanding of the readings and you'll do fine.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4105
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Excellent prof/lecturer for third year! For fourth year, not interactive enough. Does not know students by name, even the keen ones. He is not good at marking assignments or responding to emails on a timely basis, and by principal doesnt give any A+s. BUT, if you go to him during office hours for help, he will do whatever he can to assist you.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 3135
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
OK. nothing bad to say about. maybe, sit in the front as he mumbles a lot.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: POLS3135
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Bazowski is one of the most enlightened professors I have experienced in a University setting. He is an excellent teacher, and the exams and assignments are incredibly clear. Simply put, if you put work into studying for exams, and assignments; you will succeed, if not, you have nowhere else to look but at yourself.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: 4000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: POLS31353136
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's very smart but somewhat unorganized. Tends to arrive late (even for exams), but is fairly good overall and very knowledgeable. TA's can make your grade or break it, but Ray knows his stuff for you to succeed if you apply yourself.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: POLS
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a good lecturer. Really helpful during office hours. My 2 other york professors just want you to go away. He really cares that you do good in the course. He spend 30 minutes just going over my arguments and helping me get the readings. You don't have to buy any textbooks. Everything is online.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: POLS3135
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
professor Bazowski is a good lecturer.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4105
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
content of the course was dull,but prof tried his best to pose thought-provoking questions. i suggest you approach him during office hours because he should have been more clear on expectations for assignments, and given more feedback. nonetheless, the course was relatively easy.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: 4105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I would not advise taking a course with Bazowski. Two weeks after the final grade deadline, no one in class has received more than 10% of their marks. There was absolutely no feedback and the course consisted of peer presentations, so Bazowski never actually taught us anything. Do not take any of his courses.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: POLS4909
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Bazowski is pretty straight forward, and gives engaging lectures about the various topics. Really interesting course, but the people of the class make the discussions mush more interesting.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: POLS3135
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Would not recommend this class to anyone. His lectures are hard to understand due to it not being his own but Ian Greene's from many years ago. He had an in-class factum which was extremely disorganized. Some people received their factum almost 45 min after class. Too much work for a 3 credit course + assignments are weighed to high.
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