Nancy Ries - Colgate University

Professor: Nancy Ries
Department: Anthropology
College: Colgate University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. Ries is one of my favorite professors at Colgate by far. She is so knowledgeable about her subject and her lectures are absolutely fascinating (anyone on here who says differently didn't do or understand the readings). Also extremely kind and accommodating to students. She is the absolute best and I will definitely be taking another course w
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is incredibly accomodating and helpful. The lectures and discussions are fascinating, the readings are reasonable and fairly interesting. I would highly recommend this course and Ries.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She's the most caring and emotional professor I've met so far. She always gives extensions on deadlines if you just ask and is willing to help in all sorts of ways. You can tell that she loves what she does. I'd say she's an easy grader.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Tons of reading assigned before every class that you won't discuss in class but have to write journals on. Lectures in the class are really boring and really graphic/violent so be warned. Interesting prof who has a cool background and cares about the material but just can't communicate it in an effective and captivating way in class.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Ries is super energetic and very genuine about PCON. I didn't really want to take this class to start, but she's made me really enjoy the aspects of peace and conflict studies and anthropology. There are a lot of readings assigned and she's is a little picky on grades especially with the final project, but overall, great lady.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: POSC218
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Ries is a fantastic and well-traveled professor. Full of stories, she focuses on the "little people" when tackling the topics of war and the resulting trauma. Participate in her class and get to know her - you won't regret it.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CORERUSSIA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Ries is obviously a very intelligent woman. She knows so much about Russian culture, and used this class to try to make us understand that what's important is not necessarily the prominent political figures and events, but moreso the "little" people. She can be a little diffuse, but I always left her class thinking.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PCON322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely left-leaning and flighty to the point of absurdity. She is probably a good teacher when she's not spouting her political views through "teaching" and question lectures. She encourages abandoning answers and simply asking questions. How can one explain anything that way? Admirable in beliefs, mistaken in forcing them on students.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • 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:
Professor Ries is a great professor. She's always willing to help and is very encouraging. You definitely have to put effort into the class, but if you do the readings and put a little time into the weekly journals, you'll do well. A bonus is no midterm and an essay for the final.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: RUSSCORE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor. Really nice and always wants to help. The class is a little confusing to follow because in class she gets caught up in the class discussions and goes off on tangents but other then that interesting class. Not hard at all except for the amount of reading. But she understands if you fall behind, doesn't quiz you on them.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • 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:
Prof. Ries is FANTASTIC; perhaps my favorite professor at Colgate. She is incredibly smart and constructs a well-developed syllabus that moves throughout the semester truly allowing individual intellectual growth. Take a class with her any chance you get!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PCON218
  • 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:
I've had her for 2 classes and she's incredible. Smart, picks the most interesting material, doesn't just lecture all the time. She's a must take if you're at all interested in war.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
by far my favorite professor at colgate. made even the dullest material interesting. very flexible about assignments, easy grader if you come to class and do the work. she appreciates creativity
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CORERUSS
  • 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:
Ries is extraodinarily nice, almost to a fault. She does tend to get caught up in her own intellectualism a little bit but it is not really a hinderance to learning nor does it really detract from the class. Yes, she drops little liberal comments here and there, but I never felt put out because of my conservative opinions. Also very helpful.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: WEAPONSANDWAR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
so involved in the peace movement and a liberal agenda she disagreed with the science side of the class, however if you visited her in office hours she was very helpful and did want students to be involved in class, it was just hard knowing if you disagreed with her, she'd yell
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PEACSOAN218
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
excellent professor, gets her point across, very well respected. take this class with her if possible, you won't regret it. I never felt that she ever pushed views on the class and is tolerent and eager to hear other sides of arguments.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PEAC218
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Nancy Ries is one of the most compassionate professors and generates a huge amount of respect from her students. will do anything for a student who applies themselves. extremely knowledgable and involved with her students. The class wasn't that hard but definately one of the best i've ever taken.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: WEAPONSANDWAR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you disagree with anything she says, she hates you already. Walking, talking propaganda ad for the peacenik movement. Verbally abusive to those who disagree with her. Having 1/3 of the class taught by Prof. Knecht saved her from being my worst experience at Colgate
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOAN
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Might push some heavy liberalism on you but if you can deal then the class is entertaining.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOAN218
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The class is great, discussions are fun. Nancy has a lot of energy that she puts into each and every class. When you look at the syllabus, you'll think right away that it sounds easy, and it does. Just make sure you keep up with the readings. ^.^
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