John Watson - American University

Professor: John Watson
Department: Communication
College: American University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COMM401
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Watson is totally the guy to take Comm Law with. Lectures are pretty engaging, only one assignment, midterm, and final exam. He gives out his lecture notes and the last two years of exams before the midterm and final so its super clear what to study for. Start the paper early!!!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COMM401
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing Professor! Like others have said, he has the scary professor part down pat, but it's really a front to make students understand that this is a class you can NOT slack off in! He will also help you to the ends of the earth on the final paper - when mine crashed and burned with a week left, he helped me save it and gave it an A!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COMM320
  • 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:
definitely the comm/legal wonk you want to learn from...amazing professor :)
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COMM320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I was really disappointed by this class. He always seemed disorganized or unprepared, and gave us little to no direction on any of the assignments. We ended up writing only 2 stories for the entire class.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COMM320
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's got the scary professor thing down. But to use a Harry Potter metaphor, he's a bit like Snape- scary on the outside, but really has a heart of gold. Mainly focused on print, so if you're broadcast, don't count on too much love. Can redo any paper, but quizzes are tricky.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COMM504
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Amazing! Had him last semester for reporting, too. He talks big, but his class is actually pretty easy while being engaging and informative. If you are in SOC, you MUST take a class from him.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COM231N
  • 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:
great
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COMM504
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hands down the best SOC professor at AU. Really knows what he's talking about. I've taken two classes with him and I learned so much. He really makes you think.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COMM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor who knows his stuff, brings stories in from his own life of being a journalist and a lawyer. Learned so much! Good class if your interested in the law too. Always willing to help!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COMM
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took a class with Prof. Watson when I was an undergraduate at AU and then took him again in graduate school. Although his class is difficult and he's a tough grader he's an EXCELLENT teacher! After taking Legal Aspects in Journalism I seriously contemplated going to law school after I finished graduate school. He's terrific - one of AU's best!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COMM504
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Jorunalism ethics is a great class. Essential for any comm major. Watson is the most clear professor ever. Just proofread proofread proofread, and he'll still put red on it. Totally awsome professor though. Give him an award.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COMM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of best at AU. Super smart. He makes a difficult subject easy because he is such a good professor. Really helpful too. Gives you everything you need to do well in class if you want. Study hard for exams and you'll do well.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: JOURNETHICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lots of classes devolve into arguments between students, but it turns out that these arguments actually increase our knowledge of the study matter. Very, very good professor
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: REPORTING
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
awsome guy, just be ready to reread everything you turn in. little mistakes and you get major points off
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: COMM504
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very interesting and engaging class - discussions are always well-thought out. He is an incredibly entertaining professor and HOT. The only drawback to the class is that you get points off if you don't come to the same ethical decision as him.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: COMM275
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
awesome lecturer/orator. interesting class discussions. take him!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COMM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Watson is awesome. He knows everything, is rather witty and is nice to look at. Plus, he's very willing to help students out and make sure they succeed. One of the best profs in AU's J-school.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COMMLAW
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
John Watson is the cornerstone of the AU journalism program. He's also an attorney so Legal Aspects of Communication, the course he teaches, is a STRONG AU offering. John Watson is one of the finest people I have ever met. He is a great educator.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COMM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best at AU
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: COMM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kick a** professor. Coolest guy, helpful, detail-oriented
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