Stephen Hartmark - Towson University

Professor: Stephen Hartmark
Department: Social Science
College: Towson University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very responsive and always ready to help. You can tell that he enjoys teaching and helping students. You can get by not reading if you pay attention during class and take notes. Very well structured with a lot of writing.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI351
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you can avoid him do it! BUT he is a very easy grader. All the exams come straight from the PowerPoints so I never studied. If I completed the page requirements I got an A. But there were 4 exams, 4 papers, and one course paper that is 8-10 pages long. You do the work you pass but you will fall asleep in class. He over explains everything!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Hartmark was really caring and his fun personality and knowledge of the subject definitely showed through his lectures. However, the lectures were pretty boring and hard to pay attention to. Lots of textbook reading and the test comes straight from the textbook definitions and examples so make sure you take good notes.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really nice person and I love how his personality comes out in his lectures but he is really slow at getting through concepts. You need to show up because he explains concepts that will be on tests in further detail, but it is hard to pay attention at the rate he goes. He is a super lenient grader on papers if you put in even the smallest effort.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is such a nice guy and really cares about his students/job. The tests are very specific, but as long as you read the textbook you should be able to pass! None of the tests are cumulative :) You have weekly 1 page writing assignments, which are super easy and if you get points off he gives a detailed explanation of how you lost points.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a very odd teacher and his lectures are very boring. The exams are pretty hard if you don't study and go over your notes. You get points off if you don't show up in class, so if you want some easy points, go to class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hartmark is a bit of a strange guy, but he prepares you for the tests very well. He gives study guides that are almost identical if you do them and read you will get an A. He is a fair grader and an interesting guy
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: URBANSOCI
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Had hartmark for urban soci and finished the semester with a B!! Hes not a harsh grader, and hes quite helpful if you take the time to talk to/email him
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Even though I checked textbook needed only for terms, only once did I read the chapter assigned but if you go to class and pay attention (just write notes) and you will remember what the concept was about for the exams. Go to class easy 40 credits and if you don't read the book. Do the newspaper analysis's easy 3-6 points. Great Professor!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's not a bad professor at all but he would not be my first choice. Hartmark is passionate and his exams are based on his lecture powerpoints and the textbook(Don't try to skim it his exams are specific). You'll have a weekly 1 1/2-2 page current event that goes along with the topics he e-mails. He's also a tough grader on the paper.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Hartmark is a super understanding, nice, and energetic guy. He always brings passionate energy to his lectures but somehow I still struggled to pay attention. I also don't find the subject boring, but he did lots of talking that was difficult for me to keep track of. 10/10 recommend taking notes during his lectures. Also not a tough grader.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI249
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is very scatterbrained and goes off topic a lil bit but the exams werent too hard- just long. You have 4 blackboard journal entries (3 page each), 3 exams and a 10 page term paper due close to the end of the semester. Hes a very caring and kind professor but his lectures are very confusing. His lectures also drag on. its hard to stay focused
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI327
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
i LOVE this professor. So friendly and nice-very enthusiastic. He made class more interesting and always kept class smiling or laughing. definitely would take again.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Easy 101 course as long as you pay attention in class and maybe read the textbook every once in a while. Weekly short papers (2pgs), lots of writing on topics of your choice. Exams are hard to study for and pretty confusing, very specific. Professor says "hot dog" as an expression at least 5x a class (I tallied all semester). Funny guy.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You will need to read the textbook in order to pass this class. All of the exams are based off the textbook. He is a really nice and enthusiastic professor but it was very hard for me to pay attention in his class. He gives assignments that will help boost your grade. He was kind of a hard grader on the term essay.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
professor hartmark was very enthusiastic with his lectures but they made absolutely no sense. you NEED to read the textbook or else you will not pass. I do not recommend this teacher.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His lectures are easy to understand, and he teaches with enthusiasm. The exams were pretty hard in the beginning, but most of the students brought it up. Take notes on his lectures, and read textbook. Just one paper, and he guides you through it
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His class does not require much effort. Just read the book religiously and read the slides because he bases his exams off of it, raise your hand and comment a couple times to show you're not asleep, and come to class (extra credit). As for the camera in the back, I haven't had any issues and I didn't pay attention much. He gives a lot of EC too
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOC101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Made this class so much harder than it needed to be. Attendance is part of your grade and sitting in lecture does little/nothing to prepare you for his tests. Avoid if you're looking for an easy A.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
his lectures make no sense at all and powerpoint are also very vague
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