Stephen Chen - York University - Keele Campus

Professor: Stephen Chen
Department: Information Technology
College: York University - Keele Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ITECS2620
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Avoid professor glad hes not in charge of IT director hes a total stranger.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Just a very bad teacher in general
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
It is hard to say who the prize goes to for most bad-tempered & useless 'instructor' in York's IT dept. Ironically he is also head of the IT dept at York. His courses are such a waste of time & money. An insanely harsh marker, expect to get around 50 - 70% at best, especially if he's feeling moody towards everyone in the class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Test heavy and does not really show effort to teach. Very arrogant
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Stephen Chen was amazing. One of the very few helpful professors at york u. The lectures are short and interesting. He explain the stuff clearly and does not go off topic. Thin before asking a question. The key is to understand the material. If you do, you will do great and if not, you will not pass.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst prof in York's ITEC department. Sarcastically he is also the head of the IT department in York University. His course was a complete waste of time and money. He is a hard marker and you should expect to get a C+ or a B at most especially if he hates you and/or other students in the class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Fair marker, knows his stuff and I enjoyed the class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof, love his style of teaching, fair marking, no surprises on exam. Textbook not required, prof teaches key concepts in class. All around great prof.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you have done programming before than this class is an easy pass.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Tries to insult students constantly, boring lecture, all he does is solve problems in class (expects us to know the material) hand writing is completely illegible and the way he solves problems are totally different from the way they teach in the text.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • 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:
To pass this course with an "A" just make sure you do all homework and sample exams beforehand. Everything you need is on his website, you are responsible for all of it. No one is going to spoon feed you, if your stuck make sure you get the help you need from the TA or online. The professor can lecture, but not always good at explaining.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Quite cocky, but knows his stuff. Don't be surprised if he shoots you down over wrong answers/simple questions in class. Not available, and did not communicate with his TA at all. All in all not a tough class, I would take it again. It was good programming practice, but you have to have a love Java to pass.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He might be cocky at times, but he is actually a great teacher, he has a lot to teach you only if youre willing to sit down for 3 hours and listen to what he says.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ITECS2620
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great at lecturing, engaging teacher but completely dismissive, sarcastic, expect to be shot down for a wrong answer. Teacher is unavailable for any human contact, releases grades goes missing does not allow you to review your exam or discuss grades. Best advice to give is do not even study his practice exams complete curve ball.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Good Professor
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: 1620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
As cocky as he is, he is actually a genius. His method of teachin is better than other profs who just read the slides. Yes his tests are hard,but not if you practice the sample midterms. As someone who never did programming before, I got an A. Oh one more thing, make sure you go to the weekly help sessions if you're struggling. IT HELPED ME A LOT!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
i love stephen. well for starters i did like programing to begin with. if you have no interest it would be very difficult. his teachings are awesome, clear concise, people who are downgrading him are either incapable or just lazy. it is by no means an easy course but if you want to learn god honest programing stick with him. bcoz i would
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a hard proff. He can teach pretty well but tends to ramble/quickly jump over things matter-of-factly and the class is lost most of the time. Midterm was okay, final was pretty damn hard. A lot of people gave up one hour in, some questions were from material not taught in the course. You need to study hard on your own to do well.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC1620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
bad profesor , he doesnt even teach , prepare yourself to personal learning online to understand this course
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ITEC2620
  • 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:
One of the very few profs who can ACTUALLY Teach and has a clear accent. Stuff he teaches isn't easy, so expect hard marking.
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