Jerry Crane - Rock Valley College

Professor: Jerry Crane
Department: Social Science
College: Rock Valley College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC170
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Crane is a quality instructor but if you are not willing to participate he will force at least someone to carry that burden.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Pretty nice teacher, tells funny stories, accessible outside of class, easy grader, make sure you do the work or you won't pass, have to study and show up, 2 really big projects, they're super easy only if you do a lot of research. Tests aren't bad, but make sure you can answer his essays! STUDY VOCAB!!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Crane is a real gem at RVC. He takes his job as a professor seriously. Most difficult class I've taken thus far, but he's also the best professor I've had. Extremely smart and interesting guy. I always enjoyed his class/lectures, and never dreaded showing up everyday. He doesn't just give A's away, he definitely makes you work for it.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took his 4-week online class, and it was INTENSE We had a lot of homework, and class discussions were critical for your grade...2 papers one was easy the other START ASAP do not wait till 2 days before like I did! We also had a midterm and final, honestly don't bother studying I looked up all of them on Quizlet! Overall nice guy but tough class
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures drag on, you cant miss any days or youre grade drops even with an email and valid excuse, he assigns huge assignments on top of tests due the same day, and rushes material to cover as much as possible. Also imposes personal biases too often when lecturing. 2 large papers (8 &10), 4-5 large exams, and 8 or so quizzes.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Lecture, powerpoint and book. He's enjoyable. Some homework. Homework & attendance is a participation grade. 2 major assignments that he gives over a month to complete. 1st is easier, 2nd is tough (start when he gives you the assignment!!) Questions? See him during office hours, before/after class, dont message him. Know your stuff or you wont pass
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Cranes tests can be very somewhat difficult, so make sure you put in enough time to study! Thats really my only complaint about him. Great guy, passionate of what he teaches, in depth explanations and he likes to get his students very engaged to the subject in which he most the time succeeds in. His projects are very time consuming tho
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOC170
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is an amazing teacher. He is really funny and he knows what hes talking about and explains it well! Most importantly he curves the exams which is really helpful! He has classroom discussions, a couple papers, a couple tests, and some assignments out of the book that he counts as attendance! Over all a great teacher! I would take his class again!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mr. Crane is a very passionate and friendly guy. He knows his stuff, and he does a great job of engaging students in his lectures. There are only two big assignments the whole semester with plenty of time to complete both. He may come off as a bit arrogant and condescending at times, but do not let that take away from his overall greatness!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOC291
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He expects you to know all the material already, so he doesn't teach, he discusses. If you have bad social anxiety, don't take him because he'll call on you for your opinion a lot. Watch out for his essays on tests. He's not always clear, but if it's a one-on-one with him he's more understandable. I liked him much more at the end of the semester.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Crane is a great guy. Very passionate. You get a couple quizzes and four tests with two large assignments. DO NOT wait till the last minute on those. He always kept his lectures interesting. Class was an easy A/B if you simply stay on track with assignments.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOC298
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Such an incredible professor. He really makes you work for the grade but the class in it of itself is so rewarding its worth it.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you are not in class, you won't pass. Tests hard, with essay questions, and study guide not very specific. Rewrite allowed on one test to help boost grade. He dose curve grades. Does expect a lot from the papers he as you write. 4 exams, 2 papers, 5 quizzes, and attendance grade. Papers make up almost half your grade, so you have to work for it.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: STU100
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I learned a lot of information in my STU 100; I didn't originally expect to. He was enthusiastic about our college experience. He didn't want us to waste our college years and gave us tips that were necessary. Overall, made a boring class rather pleasant.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
stupid to rate on hotness there to get a degree not find a soulmate Tough grader, very smart, worth the effort learned a LOT Still passionate about soc and criminology after decades makes you WANT to be there and WANT to take ALL his other classes as well great prof Worth every dime and moment , looked forward to each every class
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC291
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is very passionate and well versed in his field. I have taken more than one class by him and I plan on taking more! I gave the easiness a 3 because you really have to work for it and fully explain that you understand the material, that being said he is a very great professor and will do anything to help as long as you respect him and his class!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Crane is a very in-your-face kinda guy. His tests are challenging as they cover 3 chapters at a time. But he's good at offering rewrites to bump your grade up a little. He also curves his tests which help a lot. For the textbook, you barely need it, but but the last edition. It saves you like $100 and its the exact same stuff.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Crane is one of the funniest professors at RVC. He makes lectures interesting and enjoyable. His class is not, however, an easy A. You must work hard in order to be successful in this class. If you're looking for an easy A, find another professor. But if you really want to learn and understand the material, then this is the professor for you.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: 292
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Crane is a great professor. He is very passionate about Sociology and overall every class I have taken with him is so interesting. This is not a blow off class and I would recommend it to anyone serious about the subject of Sociology. He makes you work for your grade and he pushes your critical thinking skills. You get out what you put in
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOC190
  • 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 LOVE Professor Crane! What an AMAZING Professor! I am so glad I had the chance to take his class. I signed up for the 8 wk course, which was grueling as is, but he made it EASY. His lectures are FUNNY, INFORMATIVE, and I carried what I learned from him to my university sociology classes! He is so encouraging. I now love sociology because of him!
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