Lorenz Firsching - SUNY Broome

Professor: Lorenz Firsching
Department: History
College: SUNY Broome
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIS117
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His online classes are kind of terrible. His writing assignments are vague and the readings are so boring. I had a hard time understanding what was expected of me, and the way he set up his Blackboard class is a nightmare to navigate. He seems to be well reviewed in-person, but steer clear of asynchronous classes.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIS163
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very interesting material and a great professor who is extremely knowledgeable. The best part was having no tests. He expects you to read the material assigned. Definitely doesnt tolerate students not speaking up in class. Recommend.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIS117
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Firschings almost cold monotonous and no-nonsense voice can be a little off putting at first, but hes actually a very knowledgeable and caring professor in practice. Do the reading prior to and participate in class and youll learn a lot and do the essays well, which he is very generous with grading as long as you do everything on time.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIS116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great teacher, great class. I actually enjoy the slight humor as well, it's appropriate for the time and place. Would recommend.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HIS116
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Homework was very easy; if it's done on time, you're almost ensured a 100 on it. No tests whatsoever, not even a final. Lots and lots of opportunities for extra credit. YOU NEED NEED NEED THE TEXTBOOKS. Don't recommend taking one of his classes in the morning, however; his lectures are very monotone and he looks for lots of participation.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HIS116
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He refers to the books a lot during lecture time. He shows videos, and he is organized. He assigns a ch. to read for a week then the next week he asks questions about the reading to guide us. And he would lecture along. You do the reading then you can participate in class discussion, and it will just be review, and fun. He's also a nice grader.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIS163
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very smart man. Not having tests are nice. However, he is a harsh grader and not very approachable. His seriousness makes you think twice before asking him questions or help. You need to know your material to be prepared to answer his questions. He had gotten impatient with my class since no one did and dismissed early.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very dry sense of humor. Lectures every class. Very nice man, seems to really care about the students. very long classes if you aren't big on lectures.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIS164
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It shouldn't take too long to notice that Prof Firsching is clearly very well read. I learned a lot from him and the reading requirements. The general "discuss" topic essays are really straight forward and he gives good leads for whatever topic you do the research paper on. The material was interesting and the class was definitely worth taking.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIS116
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This class is the most boring thing I have ever experienced. There is a weekly homework assignment and 3 essays. If try to get an A and are unsuccessful you are not meant for college. You are allowed resubmission's on your essays and are able to skip some of the weekly assignments. The only difficulty is making yourself go to class.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIS163
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
No tests are nice but the man is so boring. I had to force myself to go to class. There are 3 essays, a small presentation and a research paper. Its a lot of work for a gen ed. That being said he always lets you revise your work and resubmit. I have no excuse for not getting an A+. Bring a pillow if you do take him
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIS163
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I think that he is a good professor. The material that he presents is interesting. Expects you to at speak up during class. Group talks he sets up are useful in discussing the material. As long as you do the papers and the projects you should be fine in the course.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIS116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You have to do the work in Dr. Firsching's class. He is no-nonsense, but will crack a joke every once in a while with his dry sense of humor. If you work hard, it will reflect in your grade. He's tough, but I found him to be reasonable in his expectations. He is certainly knowledgeable of the material.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 31991
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Honestly a cool professor. No tests or quizes, just get the essays done and you'll pass. Just make sure you show up and are ready to pay attention.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIS164
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Knowledgeable professor who makes his classes interesting although a bit boring sometimes. Has many extra credit opportunities so his students can succeed. No tests or homework just 3 essay questions, one research paper, and presentation. Feedback on your papers are helpful as well. Recommend taking a class with him.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HIS163
  • 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: Mandatory
Comment:
professor is very knowlegable and approachable. the material and his voice can get boring sometimes but very interesting. a bit of a hard grader. sometimes would watch DVD documenteries and always give handouts to help us understand the material better. overall would recommend this guy and any of his classes.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HISTORY116
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This Professor was great. If you participated, showed up class, did the homework, and essays and did the extra credit you will be fine. He is not boring, the material is but the Professor was knowledgeable and approachable, I would take another class with him.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: 117
  • 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:
I have no idea what everyone is complaining over. I never read much of the book and I still managed to get an A in the course. Just make sure you do the required work and you should be able to pass his class. I would definitely take another class with him!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIS163
  • 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:
one of the best professors broome has to offer. really knows his stuff. very willing to help you out on your assignments. very well organized with teaching and is very well imformative. totally recommend his courses.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HIS116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor is extremely boring. Mostly do the same thing every class. Material is dry. Easy homework assignments. One paper. Which you do a rough draft and correct it and resubmit it. Attendance is mandatory. But overall an easy class.
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