Richard Vatz - Towson University

Professor: Richard Vatz
Department: Communication
College: Towson University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He goes against the grain meaning he is not your typical liberal college professor. He is honest with you on speeches and debates. He tells you things as it is and if you have thin skin then I wouldn't take the class. He has no bad intent, he has an opinion like everyone does so don't complain if he says something you don't like.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Vatz is the most unorganized professor. Throughout the semester you will never know your grade in his class. He does not post any of his grades online and he expects all of his assignments to be submitted to him via email. He is offensive towards his students and discusses topics that have no room for discussion in this course.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Legend of a professor. This guy is a must-take. He's the type of professor you'll never forget. Take him if you want an inspirational genius. Easy class otherwise. Always available to talk to students and chat about grades or politics.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COM304
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Have you ever wondered what happens to scholars that don't make in cutting edge educational communities and where such scholars might land to hear themselves talk and feel like they have power? Wonder no more...
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Vatz is highly respected in the academic community, extremely knowledgable, & an overall interesting guy! He greatly appreciates when students put effort into assignments and class discussions (& will let you know how appreciative he is). Lots of cool speakers. Lots of political talk, but he is unbiased. Class is fairly easy, but effort is required
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COM304
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You either love Vatz or you hate him. You will never have another professor like him. You are graded by two quizzes about the book and one short paper, plus attendance which is mandatory. Hes old fashioned but funny in a weird way. Would definitely take again.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • 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:
Come to class and be on time, participate, follow directions. Textbook is used for one test only but helps during the class! I say rent it or don't at your own risk.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Vatz is amazing. The class was interesting but extremely political, while Vatz is conservative he welcomes opinions different from his own. You are basically graded on one giant paper, he goes over this assignment in very deep detail, so if you don't do well on it, it's basically your fault. The two short tests are based on the textbook .
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COM304
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great outside speakers and great class disscussions.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The class itself is a breeze, mostly discussions, no notes at all. However, you have 2 exams (more like quizzes) and one paper. the paper is worth 50 percent of your entire grade. If you understand the assignment, you can easily pass, but it does take work. Vatz is funny and entertaining, and knows his stuff.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great class but awful time
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
best curse ever.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COM304
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class wasn't too bad. Vatz mostly talks about politics in his lectures, so be prepared for his conservative viewpoint. There is a quiz, paper, and a final. The paper is worth 50 percent of your grade. He really cares about attendance and hates when people leave early. We had a lot of guest speakers throughout the last month of class.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Vatz is a Towson legend. Persuasion is the most awesome class I've ever taken!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: 301
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Best 8 oclock class everI didn't want to get up but I loved the class
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you are taking this class as an education major, take it with a different professor. Vatz is a Mass Comm professor and shouldn't be teaching an education class. His book is the most confusing thing I've ever read. There is a group debate, an individual speech and a midterm. It's not a hard course but it's so unorganized.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I had him for an 8am class but it is TOTALLY worth it. He is hilarious!!!! I love his conservative views and class is fun. I always laugh in his class and he is so energetic. TAKE HIM!!!!!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hes really on top of his game.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COMM304
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is very fun. He's a pretty funnysilly person, class is entertaining soley because of his crazy personality. He is extremely conservative and tends to talk about politics and his strong opinions frequently, so be prepared for that. Your entire grade is based on one paper but its not too bad
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 304
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is not funny. He is extremely boring. His book sucks. Very hard read. The one assignment that matters most is really confusing and stupid. He is offensive to students and WAY too opinionated. He embarrasses his students if you leave even to go to the bathroom. I regret taking this class SO much. Least favorite professor of comm major.
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