Gillis Harp - Grove City College

Professor: Gillis Harp
Department: History
College: Grove City College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA200
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Harp is an incredibly passionate, knowledgeable, and caring professor. He is more than happy to answer questions and extends a lot of grace to students. However, every class is a long, boring lecture (he would often lecture 10 min past class end time), and I struggled to stay awake. Not engaging. Long, boring textbook readings. Tests not bad.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST283
  • 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:
Great professor, well organized explanations and doesn't bore you. Makes the people and events in US history fascinating even if thats not your favorite area. Can be particular about things so make sure you know the material well. Make use of the resources he suggests - the textbook website he recomends will save your life on quizzes and exams.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST281
  • 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:
Very interesting lectures. Great guy - hope to have more classes with him
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIST379
  • 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:
Fantastic professor. Very knowledgeable and quite funny in a subtle way. Really wants you to understand the material and brings in lots of perspectives. He is really kind too and very available outside class. He will assign a lot of reading and hw which you definitely have to do. Participation is KEY. Strict paper grader; CHECK GRAMMAR!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA200
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Do your work and you will be fine but the work can be a lot. Take notes while reading for the reading quizzes. Study as you go! Do not leave it for the day before the midterm/final!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA200
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Harp was a decent professor. Lecture coverage is pretty much irrelevant to exam questions so make sure you read everything there is to know from the textbook. Difficult essay/paper grader. Spent too many hours studying for exams and it still wasn't good enough.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA302
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His test questions are fair. If you study the lectures and the book you should do fine. The paper isn't graded super strictly, but talk to him about it.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA302
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Harp is great until the second half of the semesters and his lectures get more erratic and confusing. My mistake was not carefully reading the textbook but I had other more important classes. Overall not bad for this class but don't expect to get an A.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST285
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Harp gives everyone a B. It doesn't matter if you worked your butt off and did pretty well (or thought you did) you and the person who didn't try will both get a B. His lectures are also long. And I was bored almost to tears in every class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA302
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a solid choice for mod civ. He's upfront about his expectations. You have to do the reading to do well on the quizzes. His lectures can be boring sometimes, but I thought it was interesting material. His tests have essays, but he gives you the possible prompts beforehand.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA101G
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is hard to listen to. But he is very intelligent.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA101H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Boring to listen to, but his quizzes were easy. The test and essay were more difficult. It sounded like he gives lots of Bs.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: VARIOUS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easily the drollest professor on campus, his razor wit is belied by his deadpan delivery. Watch for it. Revel in it. You will get a B, b/c everyone gets a B, & b/c he has better things to do than make you feel good about your brain. Life will go on, & with a bit of humility you'll be the better for his input. He is what your boss will be postgrad<3
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIST283
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I like Harp because he's probably the most objective grader in the history department. Attendance is taken each class. If you get below a B in any of Harp's classes you aren't trying and if you get above a B you're a prodigy. Don't expect a lot of help, he'd rather be doing research for his next book on an obscure 1800s theologian than talking to u
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: USHIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of my favorite professors at GCC. Yeah, he's a little dry, but he's there to teach you, not entertain you. Tests and papers are hard but fair, and the quizzes are generally a boost to your grade. Great guy.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: USHIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Harp is one of my favorites at GCC. Yes, his lectures are somewhat dry, but he's there to teach you, not to entertain you. His lectures are organized, the tests and papers are difficult but fair, and the quizzes are generally a boost to my grade.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Stay away from Harp unless you are looking for some serious nap time in the middle of the day. The dude is nice enough but his class is boring as all get out and his quizzes tests and papers are unclear and deceptively hard. Also watch out for his jokes that Im pretty sure he practiced in front of the mirror before class and his psalm reading voice
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Clearly a very educated man. I thought his tests were fairly difficult, but it's probably because I devoted minimal time or interest to this class since I had so much to do for my other classes. Lectures were sometimes boring, but you can tell he's a very caring and helpful individual.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Takes history of ideas approach. Well prepared and clear, well-organized. Non-history majors don't like the high grading standards, but you can learn a lot.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HUMA101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
the class can be boring. the lectures can be hard to follow sometimes. that being said he does have his funny moments and it is clear that he is a nice man, he is educated, and he is helpful
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