Stephen Nichols - California State University San Marcos

Professor: Stephen Nichols
Department: Political Science
College: California State University San Marcos
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Nichols is the best professor Ive had at CSUSM thus far. He is personable, funny, and you can tell he likes what he does. Hes also there for his students. Take his class!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI101
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Super chill guy. He grades easily and there are not many assignments but there are pop quizzes. Test curves and his hot TA made the class worth it. Would recommend everyone to take him for the GE political science requirement.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
One of the best professors on campus! His lectures are straightforward and hilarious. He made politics fun for me. The class is not hard at all. Make sure you do the study guides and actually study them. THEY HELP A LOT! Read the chapters in the book too. There are 2 test and 1 final. The final is like a normal test (easy). Beware of quizzes!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
There are sporadic quizzes both in written form and calling on people (for extra credit). All lectures are online videos that you watch before coming to class, as well as some online articles. 2 Midterms, 1 Final Exam. A cool professor, you wouldn't want to pass up on an opportunity to enroll in his class for a requirement or for fun.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is the best professor Ive had at CSUSM. I was always excited to attend his class because he makes politics so interesting. TAKE HIM you wont regret it! As long as you show up, watch lectures and read its an easy class. But it is not hard because his lectures are so interesting everything sticks with you!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Definitely the best professor I have had at CSUSM. He is extremely passionate for Political Science which makes lectures so interesting. I was excited to go to this class every week, didn't miss one lecture! If my four year plan allowed, I would 100% take more classes taught by him! Hands down, a must take!!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
HE IS SO FUNNY. I have never really been into politics, but he makes topics so interesting. Not that difficult as long as you attend class and watch video lectures! He is also very attractive in a rock and roll way.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing professor. Lectures are online for the most part so take notes because its the same as the test. Also study guides are exactly like tests. TAKE HIM HE'S AMAZING AND ATTRACTIVE.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome online class! Professor Nichols graded based on forum posts and three essays. Interesting material and a thorough introduction to political science
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Nichols has got to be one of the best professors out there. His lectures are always to interested and intriguing. He is also funny which helps make the class not boring. He encourages you to ask questions. There are 3 tests in total but he provides a study guide that is really helpful. Would take him again if possible!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI401
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Best professor by far that I have ever taken at CSUSM. Truly cares about his students and is willing to help in any way he can. I've taken him for 3 classes and every class has been amazing!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great class learned a lot. There's a research project but he guides you step by step so you're prepared.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI301
  • 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:
Excellent teacher. I took his class for PSCI 301 and the class was very interesting and I learned a lot. If you need help, he is there for you
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI301
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Excellent teacher. I took his class for PSCI 301 and the class was very interesting and I learned a lot. There are 7 Assignments throughout the semester, one research date base and based on your topic of research you write a 10 page essay on it towards the end of the semester, but the essay is very easy and if you need help, he will help you.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI402
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I've taken Nichols for a few classes. He gives very interesting lectures and is clearly knowledgeable. The readings are sometimes dense, but he will expect you to read, and will quiz you and expect you to refer to readings on written tests. Very interesting and dynamic professor. Highly recommended to anyone with the opportunity to take him!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a pretty chill and sarcastic professor. His tests are pretty straight forward just pay attention to lectures(which he post online) and read the text and articles he post on CC. The only assignments you are graded on are about 3 test and the paper due at the end, so make sure you work hard at each one. His tests aren't cumulative which is good
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 301
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I wasn't all that interested in the class in the beginning but I actually ended up liking the class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures were absolutely amazing. I left really interested in the subject. Also he is very clear what the tests are going to be about
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a great teacher! One of the best teachers I ever had, and his lectures are so good. He is really interested in this subject, and he explains it with good examples and makes it easier to understand.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSCI100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Super easy class, even in the large lecture hall. Tests are based on lectures, rarely used the book. Take notes on his lectures, or take pictures of them. He knows what hes talking about and is very engaging. 2 midterms, a final and and essay (you choose from a long list of topics). Thoroughly do the study guide and youll pass the tests. Must take.
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