Gunnar Gotshalks - York University - Keele Campus

Professor: Gunnar Gotshalks
Department: Computer Science
College: York University - Keele Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EECS3401
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Pros: Good sarcasm, knowledgable , interesting Cons: Tends to pick favorites, Sometimes the jokes are negative. He teaches Eiffel because the specification is explicit in the language. It is perfect for teaching a more systematic approach to programming. He's honest about what he thinks.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: EECS1550
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
(1)VERY HARD MARKER! (2)Asks questions on exams that were not covered in class to "make you inquisitive". (3)Very not in touch w industry (or reality) - holds the Eiffel language as best ever OOP language, and puts down Java, and especially C++ (4)Does a very poor job of explaining concepts. AVOID IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR GPA. You will NOT get an A+!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Probably the worst prof I've ever had. Talks down to students in class and presents only his (20-year-old) opinions on topics with no analysis of pros and cons. The grading is: "did you memorize the slides?" Understanding of material is not assessed--merely whether you can figure out what he wants you to say. Painfully useless and long homework.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
3311 is extremely tough and confusing with this prof. He is an old school guy that cant let go of old school programming and makes us learn an irrelevant language called eiffel to throw students off even more. His lectures make no sense and tests and reports are really hard. Hopefully he bell curves the marks since the average is about a D+
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: EECS3401
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nice guy and a decent course although the workload is intense
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is equivalent of 3 in terms of work. Be ready to work hard, and keep up to date every week. The course material IS NOT difficult, but he will keep you on your toes. Do ALL the practise questions he assigns on his course webpage and read ALL slides. Memorization can be key sometimes. Tests and exams are ok.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: 3401
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's super helpful, and enthusiastic. The course was quite a bit of work, but I enjoyed it and got a decent grade.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Yes he makes you work for it, but isn't that the point of learning. He helps you and answers all questions except not during the exam, that's the point, in exams it is us who are being tested after all. The most entertaining and fun I class I had this year. And the Group Projects were awesome.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy is the best, he made us work a lot. yet, in the end we not only got good grades we learned a lot.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: 3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Work and you will get a A. One of the most miss lead prof's at york. You will learn more in class than in any other cse course
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 3401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof, work hard and get the grade you deserve.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: 3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you work for it expect a A.. he is clear in what he needs and a amazing guy
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: EECS3401
  • 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:
Horrible lecturer, goes way too fast and makes no sense at all.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • 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:
I took CSE 3311 & 3401. Strict Prof and expects exceptional performance from students. He gives out all the resources in his website. If you work hard you can do very well. If you hand in quality work, you will get a quality grade. I got "A" in 3311. Avoid taking 2 courses with him in same term. Its a LOT of workload with him. Explains very well.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: DATASTRUCTURES
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had him for a mandatory 2nd year data structures course in the 1980s. He was very mean towards several students and made life very difficult for a blind student that was in my class. I remember him always asking for money to purchase copied course notes. He was by far the worst prof I had in my 4 years at york. I only had him for 1 course
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • 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:
This pro never delivery an overall structure of the knowledge, an eagle eye for the whole frame. You will get lost in his lectures jangle.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The pro is out of date. The text book is out of date. The eiffel language is out of date. And the lectures are not well explained.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Just stay away. You won't get grade you want.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • 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 intelligent, but not as a teacher. Looks like he lost it. Reports are long and frequent so pick a good partner.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CSE3311
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is passionate about his class. He expects 3rd year performance. Get a partner for all assignments. All exam questions are posted on website. I found him to be lenient in the grading. Having done an engineering degree in the 90's I find many students now are entitled cry babies. With all the resources, university seems much easier now.
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