Stanley Chodorow - University of California San Diego

Professor: Stanley Chodorow
Department: History
College: University of California San Diego
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CAT1
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is super nice and friendly but his lectures can be a bit boring. I attended lectures but didn't take notes and was fine. Papers were easy and there were only a few of them. I would take a class from him again, it was way more manageable than my CAT2 class from a different professor.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CAT1
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The professor is inherently a nice guy, he is has those sweet grandpa vibes. However, being a good person and a good professor are two completely different things. His lectures are dry and hard to understand. The topic itself is introduced quite blandly and the essay topics are boring and are hard to formulate deep analysis of.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CAT1
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't take this class. Instead, hit yourself with a textbook for the entire day & then type an essay based on that. Chodorow's online assignments are even more horrendous than those in HS. You literally just cram the online reader into your head & type a history summary essay that you learned nothing from. You can't take note-take improv lectures..
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CAT1
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Chodorow is a very friendly grandpa-like guy. He's kind and a bit funny. His lectures are old-school, just him talking, very few slides. This class mainly depends on what TA you get because they do the grading. You have to buy an online reader specifically for this class, which is annoying. Two 750 word essays and four 250 word ones. Not too bad.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you have a short attention span the lectures are very long and can get boring since he focuses more on the history aspect of it rather than the actual reading. You could get away with missing lectures. The prompts are not difficult plus he post a "study guide"/prompts for the final exam but the grade you get is rather dependent on your TA.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
No lecture slides whatsoever, class is pretty much the professor talking for 1 1/2 hours, pacing the front of the class practically just summarizing the readings. Definitely don't take the class if you have a short attention span. Prompts for papers aren't difficult but that depends on your ta. Some are lenient, others not so much.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Chodorow is a sweet, charismatic, and funny dude. I'm very pleased I was able to experience his class. He's straight-forward. As much as I enjoyed the lectures they are very long, and almost entirely just him walking and talking. So if you're prone to sleep in class and/or need visual stimuli this class will not work for you.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Chodorow is amazing. If you take the time to talk to him you will learn so much. I hope to continue my relationship with this professor even after the class is over.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's very nice and tries really hard to help his students.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • 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:
Lectures are full of information and usually interesting -if- you've done the reading. Occasionally goes on tangents, but they're informative (e.g. how cheese was accidentally discovered). Provides study guide for final that's >95% material that you should know if you paid attention in lecture and discussion. Not an easy class, but worth the work!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Probably the worst hum professor that you can get. Went to all of his lectures, but he was very unorganized and just said whatever was on his mind (lots of tangents, talking about mongols when he should be talking about the Bible, etc). All he did in lecture when he actually did talk about the readings was summarize. Overall pretty useless.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Is nice professor but his voice bores you and his lecture is a recap of the reading mostly but you have to go to lecture or else the final will be impossible. His essay choices also aren't very straight foward they are kinda out there. Okay teacher but I wouldn't take him again
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HUM2
  • 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:
GO TO ALL THE LECTURES!! He gears his final towards people who attend his class. I had him for HUM 1 and never went to class and had a hard time answering the study guide [the exact final] but for HUM 2, I attended every lecture and got an A in the class. If you listen to what he says, youll never have to read the readings. EASIEST/BEST HUM PROF
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HUMB05
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Chodorow is an excellent instructor! If you take the time & really listen to his lectures, much of what he has to say is very profound and thoughtful. He's also helpful and approachable. If you're taking HUM1 and you want to really learn about the subject, I highly recommend having him as your professor.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HUM2
  • 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:
Great professor and a fantastic lecturer! I totally recommend him if you want to get out as much stuff as you can in humanities.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Chodorow is my favorite professor thus far at UCSD. I had him for HUM 1. He is charming and funny and is easy to understand. A lot of people complain about him being boring, but that's because they aren't actually listening to what he's saying. He is a great professor.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HUM2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Chodorow isn't a bad professor. He's a great speaker although his lectures do get boring. But when he discusses the readings he discussed thoroughly. The readings are very hard to keep up with but you don't have to read every single word. I wish class was less writing based b/c the final is pretty much a lot of essays. But he gives you a studyguide
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HUM2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very smart and nice man. His lectures are hard to follow. However, if you listen, you are able to pick out things that are essential to not only the course but life after college as well. Talk to him, use his OH wisely. He loves to talk so... let him talk (hint hint for the essay prompts)
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • 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:
Stanley is awesome! He's like a really smart grandpa. He talks a lot about history but his lecture is interesting. He's extremely helpful. You have to do ALL of the reading; don't get behind. He gives a good study guide for the final and has everything that might be on it. Had him for HUM 1 & 2. Best classes I've taken.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HUM1
  • 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:
I got way more out of HUM 1 than I thought I would. The readings we're interesting but can get lengthy so just keep up with the most important ideas. As for Chodorow, his lectures do get boring but he introduces things to look for in the readings and the final. He's the only teacher who gives a study guide so that helps.
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