Christopher Thompson - Ball State University

Professor: Christopher Thompson
Department: History
College: Ball State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Thompson makes sure you understand the material to the best of you ability. You will have to read because each exam covers info from lectures and textbook. There are essays and multiple choice on every exam, but if you pay attention you will be fine. There are review sessions before every exam and Prof. Thompson will meet w/ you whenever.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Thompson is one of the best professors I've had while at Ball State! He is always willing to help you out if you have any questions and he has great lectures. There is a lot of reading as you have to read the textbook, otherwise you won't pass his tests because there are questions about info in it. There are 2 books to read that are good books.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Thompson is a lot of fun and his lectures are never boring. You have to do the reading because he doesn't cover everything in class. But if you do the reading then the questions on those topics are very easy. Exams are not hard if you pay attention and did the reading. Very fun guy with lots of great stories.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Thompson genuinely wanted the student to leave having learned something. The class was very test, lecture, and reading heavy, though. You had to want to learn it. He was tough yet offered guidance.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: H200
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I really liked Professor Thomspon, he clearly really cares about his students and does a great job as meeting up or answering emails if you have questions. He's also pretty funny in class but he did assign a lot of papers to read. Usually, one every class and I had 4 article reviews, 1 book review and an annotated bibliography.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Thompson is amazing. He genuinely cares about all of his students and the material. His tests are about 60/40% lecture and textbook. He managed to cover over 500 years of history in a semester in great detail, and answered questions amazingly. If you get a chance to take anything with Dr. Thompson, DO IT! You won't regret it.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I loved his lectures! He found a way to make western civ really interesting and engaging. I also loved how much opportunity for involvement and participation there was despite the class being a large lecture.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He gave absolutely brilliant lectures and he is very interactive with the class. The class is only graded by a handful of tests that are quite difficult so you have to be on the ball and nail each test every time. The class was also extremely textbook heavy
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Thompson is very intelligent and at times humorous and witty. His grading criteria are clear and he is always available to help students. You HAVE to read the textbook to pass his class. The tests require you to have taken good notes from the textbook and lectures, but if you put in the work, youll do well.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I love this Professor! I HATE history and he made me want to come to class! I have found a new love for history. His test are straight forward, but you DO have to read the textbook. The exams are half lecture. half textbook. He gives you around 6 bonus points per exam. He makes history interesting and fun and only teaches what you NEED to know.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was very difficult but the professor does his best. There's a lot of material he has to cover so get ready to READ. Almost 100 pages of textbook reading each chapter, and you have to read or else you'll fail because the tests are 50% lecture and 50% book. His tests are super hard too. If you can get an easier professor, DO IT!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Thompson loves what he teaches and shows that through lectures. He assigns a lot of reading outside of class and only grades tests. You have 3 extra credit opportunities, you can get up to 30 points. If you don't think you are a good test taker DO NOT TAKE! Go to his office hours!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Thompson is an amazing professor, he is extremely passionate about his subject and his lectures really bring you in and make you interested. He's always involving students and provides extra-credit opportunities to raise your grade. If you read the book and pay attention to the lectures you will do well on the tests, and the quizzes are easy.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Thompson is very passionate about what he teaches. I found most of his lectures to be some what interesting. It would be hard to pass this class if you skip often. Read the textbook! He tests over material discussed both in class and in the textbook. Also, I found his review sessions held before exams to be quite helpful.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's amazing! I hate history, but this professor really gets into it and you can tell he cares. The class is hard, but if you go to class and pay attention, he's willing to work with you to make sure you get the grade you want. He's funny and tells amazing stories. If you have to take history this is a great professor.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: B-
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Absolutely adore this man. His lectures are fun and he interacts with his students a lot. If you pay attention and take notes and read the text book, its an easy pass. Available if you need help amd he holds study sessions with his TAs. Also helps you learn how to take notes. He's pretty funny when he wants to be. By far my favorite professor.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He was a great teacher and can really help if you reach out to him; however the class is really tough. The exams are half lecture and half textbook so you HAVE to read the textbook and go to class. If not, then it's hard to pass the class. I also don't like history which made the class harder for me.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HIST152
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Thompson is an amazing lecturer. His tests are half lecture, half reading so you have to both attend class and stay on top of the reading. There's one paper over a novel, but most of the grades come from the exams (which have built-in extra credit). You do have to study for these exams, but they aren't super difficult. One of my favorite profs!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you absolutely LOVE history then maybe he is for you, but if you are like me and don't really like history then I suggest you NOT to take him. His tests are 50% lecture and 50% readings BUT you do not get a study guide and it is hard to keep up with readings because he assigns over 60 pages to read, sometimes 100.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HIST150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Thompson is very passionate about history and he really knows his stuff. Your grade is based entirely on tests and quizzes (no homework). Reading all the material and attending all the lectures is crucial because his tests are 50% book / 50% lecture. He's very funny and even though I don't like history, I enjoyed the class.
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