Gary Peterson - College of the Canyons

Professor: Gary Peterson
Department: Film
College: College of the Canyons
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Not a harsh grader, but does assign a lot of work which can be time-consuming. Watch the movies and do your chapter outlines so you can submit on time. Very insightful discussions on the films you watch, & I enjoyed some movies that were assigned. The only hard part about this class was the final paper.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA121
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was really laid back and enjoyable! I took him for Fall 2020, and we basically just watched movies and wrote about them, and did notes on the textbook. Hes not a tough grader at all, and it overall wasnt stressful!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I love Professor Peterson! Such a nice man and passionate about film. I loved discussing film with him, you can tell he cares about your thoughts and opinions. As long as you complete the assignments you're good to go. Seriously wish I had more time to take his other classes.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Peterson is a great professor who truly loves movies. However, he did not make it easy for us since he assigned more work than it was necessary for a film class. It was truly annoying to hear him complain about the campus not opening back to full capacity and encouraging us to go to movie theaters while in the middle of a pandemic.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CIN121
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Peterson is such a great professor! I took his Cin120 for elective and decided to take his Cin121 class again! Hes really passionate to teach the history of film! Easy A, just needs to turn in chapter outlines, and one final paper. This class is either u get an A or an F.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Do the assignments, no quizzes or tests. The final was on what movie you enjoyed, and you wrote it about. The course is impossible to fail unless you miss assignments. He is a reasonable professor and allows late work if there was some reasonable explanation. Take the course; you won't regret it.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA120
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A very kind and charismatic professor who is definitely passionate about films. The workload is super light: you do a few textbook outlines and watch some movies! No quizzes or anything, besides a few mini-quizzes that we had for attendance purposes that were really easy. He does not grade harshly and he also answers emails right away. Take him!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Good professor. He showed very good movies. It's very easy to get an A in his class as long as you do the work (which wasn't that bad). There is a textbook but I'm pretty sure it's free.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CIN123
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Easiest class ever. Took him during COVID and you literally watch movies on Netflix and write an area paper per unit. Easy A.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA123
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Super laid back. He just wants you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for movies. He can be quite funny. His cinema classes are scheduled for three hours but oftentimes he lets you go early if the movie is finished. Very easy grader. Super cool dude. It is worth having him as a professor.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CIN123
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
There are a lot of papers but they are no more than two pages. Very easy teacher would very much recommend.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CINEM120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is an amazing professor! Make sure to do the chapter outlines and show up to every class and he will let you skip the final exam! Final paper is about a film you choose, that you have to disect scene by scene around 10 pages long and that´s it for the whole class! Easy A and amazing movies he´s showing! 10/10 recommend!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Easy A, all you do is show up and watch films (very good ones at that). You do weekly note-taking assignments on the chapters which are fairly easy, just do them all and show up for every class and hell let you skip the final. Hes very educated in his field of interest and has a lot to offer his students. Definitely recommend his class.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was a easy A. I recommend students to do all his outlines (there's 11) in the beginning of the year. I used Quizlet to help me. That took all the weight off my shoulders, and all I did for the whole semester was just show up and watched good movies. I was able to focus on my other classes and still get an A for this class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I enjoyed it! U watch one great movie per week in a nice theatre on campus, do a 2-3 pg weekly outline on each ch from txtbook (if u do them all on time ur exempt from final exam). Very easy class but Outlines& 7-9p final essay can be a bit time consuming so If ur looking for an easy A there might be other SLIGHTLY less demanding fine arts classes.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: KPEA135
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I took him for GOLF and it was an easy A. He knew those of us were there for Kinesiology Majors so he didn't really care if we came after we were able to hit a golf ball a few times. He is really nice and funny and would recommend this class for fun or for your major!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CIN120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
We always watched very good movies and as long as you turn in the outlines you will get an A and wont even have to do the final. 10/10
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A ton of papers but as long as you do every outline and turn them in on time. he will excuse u from the final. Also make sure you take his class in the afternoon if possible, the only choice i had was 7:30 AM and he turns off lights during the movie so you may doze off
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CINEMA120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very easy class. Just do your outlines and youll be good, wont even have to take the final. Very good movies watched as well.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CIN122
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Super easy, come to class and turn in your outlines then pick them up when you leave. Most of the time he lets you out early if the movie is done. Knows a lot about the subject and is nice to talk to. He respects your opinion. Don't goof around or be disrespectful in the class, not tolerated. Other than that, the class is super easy.
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