Stephen Prince - Virginia Tech

Professor: Stephen Prince
Department: Communication
College: Virginia Tech
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CINE2054
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Cine 2054 is a good class to fulfill a pathway if you enjoy movies. Prince is a great professor that knows a lot about the subject and makes his lectures interesting. I took this class during COVID so it was on Zoom. Take notes during the lectures and you will pass the three tests (the only grades). There is also an extra credit mini-paper to help.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CINE2054
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Prince seems like a cool guy who is very knowledgable on the subject he teaches. The class material is interesting but he seems to make the exams more difficult than they need to be. He flies through the information in lectures and gives you little time to take notes.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: TA2054
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Prince is very knowledgeable in the subject area of cinema. He knows a lot and its clear he has had a lot of experience. The course is only graded off of three exams and Prince himself isn't the best at giving feedback. He does have a large class, however he flips through lecture slides WAY TOO FAST and if you miss class, you will fail the exams.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CINE2054
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
There are only 3 tests and one extra credit opportunity. It is not difficult material if you take notes in class and read the bold terms in the textbook, but if you skip movies or class it will probably be difficult for you. You can find all movies for the class online for cheap or free so you don't have to go to the weekly Monday night movie time.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: FILM101
  • 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:
My favorite professor for most of college. It's been over a decade and I still remember every course I took that he taught!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: TA2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prince is a great communicator with high intellect... STUDY for the exams cause thats where all the points come from. You have to ATTEND class and you have to take detailed NOTES. All the movies you can watch online with megavideo and netflix.... A friend of mine recorded the lectures on his macbook and said this helped a lot.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: TA4084
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prince has a lot of knowledge about film and does a superb job in teaching what he knows in an interesting fashion. I've had him for 2 classes and I'm taking him for a 3rd.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took nothing of value from this class. I couldn't even sell the book back...
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
this class is really interesting and fun if you truly love film, I even found the textbook to be an enjoyable read. however, this isn't an easy A class - there is a lot of information to know for tests and they are not easy. but prince really knows his stuff and the class is really cool!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Prince is an ok guy, and his lectures arent all that bad. He knows his stuff. However, his tests are very hard. If you do poorly on one exam, your final grade will suffer greatly. Extra Credit was only worth 1 average point--pointless. Study hard! It takes a lot of work just to get a B.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This was an interesting class, but a lot harder than I expected. the book, so you should probably be reading it. The most critical thing is the discussion after watching the movie, never miss those. Don't blow this off even if it is just a Core requirement for you, its takes a considerable amount of effort just to get a B.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • 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:
NOT AN EASY A CLASS! Class can sometimes be boring. Test are very detailed, to a point that you have to study a lot to be able to get a B. Not very helpfu; extra credit and does not give a good curve if one at all.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • 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:
Good professor
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Prince is very nice, and his class is so interesting! I would suggest taking this class even if you aren't a huge fan of movies like I am. The subject material is really fascinating and it's great for even the most casual moviewatcher. I'm really glad I took this class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: INTROTOFILM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Amazing professor, if you want to learn about Film Theory and its nature TAKE ANY CLASS WITH THIS MAN! Trust me - I now work for Roland Emmerich thanks to him.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: INTROTOFILM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prince sucks. He teaches the stuff about movies that no one cares about. He also has the nerve to make all of his test questions about obscure facts that are unimportant to the true subject matter. Prince comes off as arrogant and does very little to help his students.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COMM2054
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
boring class, boring movies, boring professor. and has the nerve to grade hard
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: FILMGENRES
  • 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:
Very knowledgeable on topics relating to film. Also a very nice guy with a good sense of humor, who is happy to answer your questions during class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: INTROFILM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Exam questions seemed to be more focused on trivia and irrelevant statistics rather than an understanding of film concepts and history. In-class lectures meant to be 'memorized' rather than comprehended.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: INTROFILM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very educated in film but a little bland in lecture
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