Joseph Verschaeve - Grand Valley State University

Professor: Joseph Verschaeve
Department: Sociology
College: Grand Valley State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC315
  • 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:
The man's just a treasure with enough interesting personal experience to fill a book. I could hear his stories for days.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOC350
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Joe is hilarious and easygoing. He is a great lecturer and didnt give any homework other than one research paper and 4 exams.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC252
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Most of his lectures were good, but most of which was on the test, he also likes to tell stories. If you look at the study guide he provides and read a bit about it then you will do great. Only 3-4 exams and a paper thats all your grade is on. Had a few guest speakers, lectures, videos, and reading. Basic class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HSC201
  • 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:
he is amazing
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOC205
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I loved this professor; one of the best I've had. He is hilarious in his lectures and is so 'real' and down to earth. There's no assignment besides a paper near the end and there were only 3 exams and the final (which he tells you everything that ill be on the exam). I would so take a class with him again, but sadly he is leaving GV next year.:(
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC205
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Sure he's a funny guy, but I didn't really learn much from him. He often seemed very full of himself and only wanted to tell stories about his life rather than actually lecture on the material. One long paper and 3 exams, so overall an easy course.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC205
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy is hilarious, as well as a genius. Engaging and interesting lectures that are always entertaining. The tests are fine if you look over his short study guides. I was glad to be in his last class before he found another job. Worried he was in a different political party, but that's a different issue :-P
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOC205
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is really funny and attending class was always interesting. Except, his SOC 205 class requires an 8-10 page paper where my friends with other professors did not have to write. Super funny guy, but maybe avoid if you don't want that huge paper. Don't bother purchasing the textbook!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC201
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is an amazing professor. He makes classes very fun and always has hilarious stories to tell. I always looked forward to going to this class. His exams are so easy if you just pay attention to what he is saying. He is very passionate about his job and he is willing to answer any questions you have. You write one paper, but it isn't hard at all!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOC201
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Favorite prof. this semester. Tests are easy - vocab-based & he tells you exactly what you need to know. His lectures don't help much with tests, but are amazing and interesting. He knows what he's talking about. Great guy. I went to his office hours multiple times. He's easy to talk to.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing professor! I had no interest in sociology before, but it ended up being my favorite class by the end of the semester. He gives you exactly what to study for, and his exams are extremely easy. Lectures are not necessary to attend either because he posts his power points online.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Told myself every day that I didn't need to go to class, but I still did. Honestly, the easiest class ever. Four exams, including the final, all multiple choice. Lecture before each exam, he gave us a short list of vocab to memorize and we could all ace it. One paper, pretty long, but not too hard if you just get it done. Definitely take him.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best professor I've ever had! He was super funny and made the class interesting! He knows his stuff and makes the assignment clear. He also will answer whatever questions you have. There are no other assignments other than 3-4 exams and a final paper. He let's you know exactly what is on the exams and is an easy grader with the essay. Take him!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easiest professor ever. The study guides were exactly the exam. Never studied more than a half hour. Have a bug paper to write which is long but if you sit down and do it. Its easy.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HSC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Overall, he is a good professor and knows what he is talking about. He doesn't use powerpoints and rarely uses Bb, so going to class for lecture is pretty much mandatory. He's pretty funny at times and tries his hardest to make the information somewhat interesting. I never once opened the textbook.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Amazing professor! He really knows that he is talking about and is super funny! He knows how to make the class laugh about awkward topics and is always there if you need help. I HIGHLY recommend this class and this professor. Guaranteed to love it!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING Prof!!!! If you take one prof for a class at GVSU, TAKE VERSCHAEVE!!! He is nice and funny & is a teacher who really loves teaching. I really wish all profs were like this guy. Some profs try to be tough or mean, and really you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, he is proof of that! You don't need the book,save your $
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC385
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have taken 3 classes with Joe and would take them all over again plus more. He has SO MUCH WORLD EXPERIENCE AND SO MANY GREAT STORIES. He is a bank of knowledge! Attendance isn't mandatory, no quizzes either. He really is a loving, caring man. If you want to laugh, get an A, and learn real world useful information, take him.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Such a genuine, funny, intelligent man. All of his lectures keep you engaged and laughing. Possibly the most intelligent man iv ever met, and i learned so much from him. Literally tells you what is on the exams... you just have to PREPARE and you will get an A. He has a lot of experience and would make a great mentor.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Verschaeve is one of my favorite professors at GV. His SOC 201 class is extremely interesting and really easy. He prepares you well for the exams and practically gives you all of the information you need for the exams. I would highly recommend taking a class with him.
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