Roger Moiles - Grand Valley State University

Professor: Roger Moiles
Department: Political Science
College: Grand Valley State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Never responded to one email during the whole semester. VERY lecture-heavy and goes off on tangents, which aren't relevant. Uses ppt slides but they are for him, they don't give you any info if you didn't listen to his lecture. Gives great study guides though! Two quizzes, a small paper, participation points, and three exams. SLOW grader.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice guy, just wasn't the best professor. Got an A in the class but don't know how since my grade was pretty much based on the two midterms and the final and I only found out my grade on the first midterm. Not too difficult but you'll have no idea what your grade is and his lectures often go on about things that aren't relevant to the class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
In this class, we only talked about the 2020 election even though it was not on any test/quiz/exam we took. He also never answered when I emailed him. I did not learn much if anything in this class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PLS203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The worst thing about him is he lectures from the book, but he likes discussion and is very informed on current events, so if you ask questions the class becomes more interesting. He's also a nice guy and wrote me a letter of recommendation for a program I applied to.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I loved this class, he is super knowledgeable and keeps you informed. if you did well in high school gov youll do well here. He doesnt assign homework so it didnt take up much time at all, but the class is based on only 3 exams so if you arent the strongest test taker it might not be the best option, however he gave really good study guides b4.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I think that P. Moiles is a very sweet and caring guy. I had him during covid, and he even reached out to check on me because I was falling behind. He was flexible and understanding. However, his exams were hard, and he grades tough. He lectures the entire hour and goes off on tangents, so we were very behind and unorganized. Weekly map quiz.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Moiles is nice but the class itself is quite boing. It is very lecture heavy and just not that exciting.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Roger is one of the nicest professors I've ever had. He wants you to do well but on exams he is a TOUGH grader. I got a 72% on the midterm that I had studied weeks for. I had him during COVID-19 which forced the class online but he was still always available for help and checked in on me a few times during the outbreak!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Super nice guy! I mean so amazingly nice. He lectures a lot, and I absolutely cannot learn that way so its a struggle for me. I honestly wish there were more assignments so I could get graded that way, because the exam was a challenge for me. Too many essay questions and definitions.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He knows what he's talking about and is super nice. But his classes are unorganized so you never really know what to expect form lecture. You're really only graded by map quizzes, two exams, and one group project. We're over the halfway point in the semester and he hasn't assigned the groups he said he'd assign week 2. He's fine.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. Moiles is such a nice guy and is very clearly passionate about what he is teaching. I just found his lectures to be a little boring and though the material is no harder than H.S. government, I didn't do good on the written parts of his tests because he is a pretty tough grader. He also takes a long time to grade papers.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is a class that you mainly just come to to listen to him lecture the entire time. If that's your style of learning, then this class will be just fine. He does take forever to grade assignments, and wont put your scores in Blackboard. He gives out study guides for every test that are easy to work through if you commit time to it.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor is by far the worst. From the unorganization of the class periods to the super long and boring lectures, none of it matters. The exams don't cover anything that he lectures which makes it super hard to study for. Never taking a class with him again.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
lectures are unrelated from what youre learning & hard to follow. the study guides are helpful, but arent given to you with enough time to fully learn. hasnt gave me my last exam back I took over a month ago & my final in a couple of days. Also hasnt graded a paper I wrote in October.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
My experience with this professor was sadly horrible. We got off track from the syllabus right away and never got back on track. Lectures were not the most informative and pretty boring a lot of the time. Overall he is a nice guy and wants to do his best. Still, I can't recommend taking a class from him.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's a very nice guy, but not the best professor. He works with students really well if they have outside problems going on, but in class it's hard to follow because he lectures the entire period and gets distracted very easily. He does give very good and clear study guides before exams though.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's a nice guy but he's never replied to any of my emails. He always goes over the hour and fifteen minutes on ridiculous tangents. I've been in this class for 7 weeks and I've only learned about nuclear weapons because that's all he's talked about. The lectures are absolutely impossible to follow
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PLS102
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Moiles is a super nice guy and great to talk to outside of class! This class was easy, especially if you took US gov in HS. His lectures can get boring sometimes because he'll go on tangents, but overall the class was great! The readings were long but easy to skim and still get the idea. Also, you go over everything in class. Not much HW too.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is so pointless, he gives you vague directions and you will have no clue how you are actually doing in the class until the very end. He is a very tough grader and his instruction for large assignments make no sense and will leave you stressed. There are unrealistic reading expectations and you cannot use any technology in class.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PLS211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Roger is a great guy. Very passionate about the subject matter. Lectures get to be very long. His office hours are very helpful.
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