Victor Shea - York University - Keele Campus

Professor: Victor Shea
Department: Humanities
College: York University - Keele Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EN6426
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Victor is pretty intense at times. Enjoys getting into arguments with students. Routinely asserts "It's okay to be wrong" as much as he ruthlessly demolishes other's thoughts. If you take his class, have a thick skin. Else avoid.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2325
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Seemed to be intense at first, but you get used to it and is really easy to approach for help with assignments. He basically told us that we could have as much time as we need to do our papers as long as we put in our best effort, so I literally ended up handing my final paper in a month after the "due date". He also helped with my paper as well
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2325
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Victor is a great prof and a really nice person. I was having trouble in his class, approached him with my questions, and he was beyond helpful! I was a bit nervous in the beginning because he is old school and doesn't use much multimedia, but he is so smart that it doesn't matter. If you are willing to put in the work, definitely take his class!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2325
  • 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 Shea is brilliant when it comes to knowledge! Very approachable throughout his course. Always willing to answer any and all questions. He teaches students to think critically and really cares about his student's performance. From my experience this is best prof at York. Great teacher and great mentor! I wish there were more like him!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2325
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Victor is a great professor. Although at first I was skeptical because he seemed a bit all over the place, by the end of the course I loved going to his class. He will explain anything you want. He will help you whenever you want HOWEVER if you don't ask he doesn't know. Great course as well! Easy marker and ended w/ an A.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: APHUMA2320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is one of the two best ones I've ever had. A genius by every standard. He not only provides great content and structural knowledge to his students, he always challenged his students to think and has been known for delaying assignments and exams to boost his students potential fully. Don't forget the pragmatics of attending University
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2325
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Although his lectures were slightly confusing, Shea is a great professor and willing to help IF YOU ASK. Readings aren't horrible and he is understanding to those who have a heavy course load (reading wise) and knows you won't be able to read every piece of material assigned. Got an A but definitely asked questions and participated when unclear.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2325
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Make sure you take Victor's class! Exams are fair as long as you do your readings. Part of the class is participation (Easy Marks). If you don't understand the lecture he will explain everything in the tutorial as long as you ask. Easy course.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
WORST PROF EVER!!! can never understand what he is trying to say. does not make good use of technology and USE POWERPOINT! instead he writes on the chalk board and can never see what he is writing. also, he expects all his student to read a 500 page course kit and 7 books for one course. i think that is abit ridiculous. overall, would not recommend
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Shea is very smart, I would even say brilliant. He says really interesting things, only he has a hard time sticking to the point. The essays are really vague and the readings can be overwhelming (a 500 page course kit, 7 novels, and a "How-To do University" book) . I have worked my hardest ever to get a "B".
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's an amazing prof, really intelligent, but the amount of readings he assigns can definitely be a bit overwhelming.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2320
  • 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:
He is a horrible prof. Never gets to the point and speaks in his own vocabulary as if he expects the class to know what they're talking about.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
hard to hear what he is saying and cant stand his writing on the board.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
THis prof is one of my favourite prof in university. He is very helpful and easily approachable. He is very intelligent and knows what he is talking about. I wish he was teaching again next year, I would definitely take another class with him.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENG910
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible professor... complete waste of my time and money. Material was not relevant.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA2320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. Shea is an intelligent individual.He cares about his students success and will address your concerns one-on-one.With that said, the course was extremely difficult.Two course kits and 2-3 readings a week,not to mention the novels.His expectations are a little high.The final exam is BRUTAL.Too much material = students feeling OVERWHELMED.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HUMAA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Victor Shea has to be my favorite professor during my years at university. He opens your mind, helping go beyond what you think. He helped me how to argue effectively, helped me to have a deeper understanding of history and politics, AND he guided me in a way that improved my essay writing. I don't understand why people underrate this professor....
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA3200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Changes the way you think. Makes class interesting, and enjoyable. Extremely approachable and guides you through assignments. Among the best profs at York.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIST3860
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a great Prof, but very intense.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HIST3960
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not very organized. Not very clear. Handwriting bad. BUT, extremely approachable (handed out home phone number if students had questions), really wants students to do good work, is fair in his answers and grading doesn't believe in due dates and is flexible.
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