Ronald Stockton - University of Michigan - Dearborn

Professor: Ronald Stockton
Department: Political Science
College: University of Michigan - Dearborn
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: POL385
  • 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:
The comments on his attitude here seem far off. I thought Stockton was very easygoing and a pleasure to work with. There was a quiz every week and a paper every 3 or so. After we had to go remote that became a paper a week. The reading is somewhere around 60 pages a week, not too bad. Make sure to follow instructions on papers to the letter.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST263
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He made us read his memoir and write an essay comparing his life to Abraham Lincoln's. In addition to that, I was set to meet with him and another student at his office hours to go over a discussion we'd be leading. When I got to his office he didn't remember making an appointment with us and asked me to leave
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: POL355
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Go to every class, write down every single thing he says, and participate. That's what you need to do well in Stockton's class. He's a little all over the place but his lectures can be pretty interesting. You'll learn a lot! He appreciates people who engage and genuinely make an effort. He's a pretty fair grader too!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: POL101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you have the opportunity to take Professor Stockton, DO IT! He is so passionate about politics and whats going on in the world, he makes it very enjoyable. Other than not using the online grading system regularly, I have no complaints. Going to class is very important, but you wont regret it and he is always available outside of class!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: POL101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Class is all lecture, has no real structure to them, and are extremely boring. Write EVERYTHING down, anything he says is fair game on an exam. Very few assignments so most of your grade will be based on the difficult exams. If you have to take this class I would highly recommend a different professor.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: POL385
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I failed a paper and still got an A cause he lets you rewrite if you do poorly. Show up to class and take notes on EVERYTHING he says and you will do really well on exams. Exams are not book heavy, more lecture based but it helps to read a bit. He's a very kind professor and very knowledge. Go to office hours, he values it and will help you.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: POL350
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Stockton's class is incredibly difficult but you will learn so much from it. He cares about his students, notices when you're absent, and tries to help you catch up. I could listen to his lectures for days. Everyone should have at least one class with him before graduating. Such a gem to this university.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
My god please do not take his class. Literally does not write anything on the board
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Doesn't require a book but never stops talking, and is a literal dinosaur. He has a lot of interesting stories but the tests are hard.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
No textbook, everything is lecture based with no slideshow or notes provided. He writes important terms on chalkboard. Miss a lecture and you won't know a section of the exam questions. No clear schedule, random short notices for exams, quizzes, and papers.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: POL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He doesn't use a book so you have to attend class in order to know what's going on. When he lectures its like all over the place, chat on canvas is required. He does email certain articles dealing with lecture.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: POL385
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've had Professor Stockton for multiple classes now. He's an incredible professor, he really values students and makes them feel well respected. If you take detailed notes in this class and do the reading, you'll get A's or B's on the exams and on the papers. There are lots of exams, but they're not bad because he gives you exams per 1 chapter.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Best professor I have ever taken, coming from a Bio major. He is knowledgable, intelligent and hilarious. Anyone who complains about this class doesn't listen to him in lecture. I listened in lecture, revised for 15 minutes before each exam and got an A. No textbook, just his lectures. Take him, you will not regret it.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: POL355
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The first exam is brutal, however once you get further into the course it becomes worthwhile. Not well organized and doesn't post grades online. Everything he says has a possibility to end up on an exam. No textbook for the class however posts multiple texts online that are necessary to read. Not the worst professor but definitely not the best.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Stockton leans left, oh well. you can take his opinions with a grain of salt. His teaching style is unorthodox to say the least, but it's great in my opinion. Im taking his 385 class next semester. I'd say he is a solid choice. Tests are a tad hard but doable. work hard get an A.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: POL385
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very smart and funny guy who focused in this area, so very knowledgeable. Most of the grade is based on weekly exams that you can pass/get a good grade on pretty easily by paying attention in lecture and doing light reading. Not an unbiased lecturer, but it happens. Extra credit available. Just make sure to study hard and you'll pass.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I would take him again in a heart beat. Attendance is a must. He will save you $ by posting the articles on Canvas to read but please read them, test questions come directly from notes and those articles. Good at listing to students point of view. Highly respect this professor!! go to class, read, participate and listen you can't fail.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: POL355
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Don't take him, please.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: POL101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Stockton is a wonderful man and knows the subject matter through and through. Go to class, listen, and write what he says. His tests have extremely straight forward answers so you either know it or you don't. If you pay attention and take notes, you can get an easy A.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: POL201
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great professor, really knows his stuff which makes lectures extremely interesting. Only problem is that everything he says in class is fair game for the exam but if you listen closely and take extensive notes you're guaranteed an A. Love this guy, definitely recommend!
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