Seth Bates - San Jose State University

Professor: Seth Bates
Department: Technology
College: San Jose State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: TECH1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is horrible! No matter how much work you put in, you can only expect a C. NOT WORTH YOUR TIME!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: TECH096
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
his class is very confusing, gets distracted very easily, and never on time. But if you really have to take his class. E-MAIL AND TALK TO HIM AT ALL TIMES. eventually he'll realize you really care. but try taking someone else if you don't feel like pulling ur hair over a class
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: TECH96GQ
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible teacher who teaches but all the information taught has no correlation and does not go into detail. Doesn't know how to teach, can't hear, critiques critically on papers more so than actually caring about turning in the assignment. DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS!!! you're just wasting your own money.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • 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:
He is Doctor but doctor of what? He don't have problem, the problem is he has Philosophy background not Engineering.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • 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:
Alright let me put it this way! I am a graduating senior and have taken lots of professors! This guy is the worst professor ever! We went the whole semester without ever knowing our grade. He never showed up for class, his assignments were garbage! He made you write pages and pages weekly! His research papers dont make sense! DONT TAKE THIS CLASS!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: TECH25
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst professor I've had at SJSU...don't know how he's still there(liberal Union probably). I guess it makes sense promoting him to department chair; morons tend to be promoted more often. Steer clear of him if you can, the only thing you'll get from his class is confusion.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: TECH25
  • 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:
Bates does not seem to care about teaching the material to the students. He is repetitive and spends an entire class going over topics that could be covered in about 20 minutes. Bates is also unclear about everything that he teaches and the homework that he assigns. He is also always late to class. He makes the class boring so nobody wants to learn
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: TECH25
  • 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 class is hardly more than an expansion on a chapter or two of the general chemistry course. i dont even know why its here. we arent learning anything and he will spend multiple periods repeating himself. he is always late and doesnt keep his hearing aids on high enough because he'll never hear you. he is very vague but obscenely picky despite.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECH198
  • 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:
I took 198 with Dr. Bates several years ago over the summer. I do remember him coming to class late a few times. But, he covered the material well, and was fair enough in his grading. I got a B, while taking another summer class concurrently. You can't really go wrong with Dr. Bates, and 198.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • 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:
DO NOT TAKE even if you have to take another semester! I made the mistake. Always late for class. Rambles about useless information. Cancels class constantly. For example we met about 7 or 8 times in one semester. (once a week class)Very hard grader
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • 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:
If you've signed up for Tech 198 with another teacher and Seth Bates shows up instead, DROP HIS CLASS IMMEDIATELY!!!Don't fall for the ole switcharoo and think you'll be able to hang with this guy...Find another class to add!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • 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:
half the class was learning how to format your work. we didn't have class for a month but he tested us like we did. impossible to do the work right, even if you did it according to prompts. he will tell you your work is terrible. this class is completely pointless for anyone who was born in the 20th century.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • 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:
Seriously the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. Not once was he on time to class and he is lazy and unorganized. This class is a joke and a total waste of time and money. Never, ever, ever take a class with Seth Bates!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: TECHGY96
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
this professor is not recommended unless you want to fail a class. he is so lazy and does not teach from the book. he expects you to know everything and test and finals are irrelevant. he grades everything so hard and yet he does not have the time to go over the outline and guidelines. hes a irresponsible teacher and 90% late to class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: TECH025
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is the worst professor at SJSU. He is not only lazy and incompetent but he has the nerve to grade students very critically when he himself if failing as a professor. His grading is unfair, tests are rare and ill conceived, HW is non-existent, lectures are almost always cut short so he can drive home early, he is ignorant on modern industry,
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: TECH166
  • 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:
This teacher isn't recommended. The lecture isn't based on the books that are assigned. The test slap you in the face when you listen to his lectures about business and other random information that is not tested on, rather than imporant technical information that he actually test you on.The teacher is very hard on grammer.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PRODUCTDESIGN
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor defines the abuse of tenure. Lectures are recycled through each of the three product design classes - once you've taken 40, you've taken them all. Knows nothing about UG (which by the way is practically unheard of in the industry). These courses should: 1) Be learning Alias or Solidworks & 2) taught by profs. that know the programs!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: TECH140
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Why he teaches a class on Unigraphics is beyond me. Bates doesn't know anything about Unigraphics. When asked for help, he will tell you to look for Youseffi or if Youseffi isn't anywehre to be found, he will literally tell you that you're SOL.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: TECH198
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I read all previous comment and thought people were lying but nope. WORST teacher ever. Just watched videos. His website gives me a headache. Hours of wasted time doing useless stuff. The worst professor Ive ever had in my life
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: TECH25140
  • 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:
Got to get on his good side, just forget about everything else and just turn in stuff that he asks for. Stick to his format.
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