Julie Podmore - Concordia University

Professor: Julie Podmore
Department: Geography
College: Concordia University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG330
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Julie Podmore is an excellent professor who demonstrates amazing knowledge in her field and class lectures. The class material is interesting despite it being heavily Marxist based theory, which in itself has many flaws. I 110% recommend her as a professor.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG330
  • 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:
Podmore is a very respectable professor, knows the material very well and expects a reasonable amount of work for a 300 level class. She does assume you have a good amount of prior knowledge coming into the class but her quizzes, assignments and exams are all very doable and you will learn a lot. One of the best prof's in the department.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG330
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
In my opinion this class was excessively philosophical. It is given for granted that you know authors and theories that I have not seen before. This is a good class if you like to write and read and like to see the world in a philosophical way. If not, you will have a hard time paying attention.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I thought she was really great! The assignments were interesting and the 5 quizzes were reasonable. Exam required a lot of prep and was super long (I didn't even finish). Super interesting lecturer and you can tell she knows her stuff. A little hard sometimes when she assumes we know a great deal about the topic going in.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Julie is great! I learned a great deal from her class and would definitely take another class with her if given the opportunity. There is quite a substantial amount of reading required, but if you keep up to date on it, you'll be fine. Also, she provides the questions for the final before hand so if you prepare, you can do really well!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She's a very nice teacher who is approachable, but she has to be one of the toughest markers in the department. She pretty much dissects every error in your paper, even petty little mistakes. In terms of workload, there are quite a few things to hand in (paper proposal, article review, long essay, assignments), with the addition of 4 quizzes.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She's very nice and shows interest in the subject matter but i didn't really like the course that much.... really depended on each lecture. She is VERY specific, in fact WAY TOO specific on what she wants for assignments and exams and she's very detailed. When she corrects, she points out every little mistake... which is good in a way I guess.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: URBS498
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Show up to every class, participate and you will be fine!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: URBS498D
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Lots of readings, wants you to participate (you're graded for it). A tough grader, if you're not a very good writer you should consider taking something else because of this. Large paper to write. Should be a fairly enjoyable class if your writing researching articles skills are good
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lectures were either very interesting or boring, depending on what you were interested in. Otherwise very insightful and she is a very approachable and nice person. Grading of papers was generous but took awhile to get back, however she provided decent feedback compared to many of Concordia's professors.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: URBS498D
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very knowledgable overall but the lecturers lacked structures . She chose to stick to group presentations as a form of lecturing and it wasn't overly effective imo. Just wish we could have had more structured lectures so I could have heard more of her analysis on the topics.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
she takes AGES to mark a paper! and she is very specific in what she wants. very boring! i would take her again!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's a very good teacher, cares about her students and is a relatively easy marker. If you show up to class and do the work, there's no reason to not end the class with a very good grade.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: GEO318
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is awesome!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
LOVED Julie's class. She is wonderful, passionate and really cares about her students. Definitely worthwhile taking her course. Just don't leave class before the end for any reason!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318GEOG330
  • 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:
Julie is by far the best teacher I have had at Concordia. She is helpful, clear and extremely knowledgeable in her area of study. Everyone should take her if they have the chance. Course work is heavy but easily attainable if you do your work. Final exam questions and definitions are given in advance. Marks fairly. Study hard = great grade.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG330
  • 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:
This is a VERY theory-heavy class. The assignments are long and the readings are sometimes complicated. Her lecture notes are very good; clear and easy to understand. Quizzes are based on lectures and readings, and they can be tricky at times. Final exam is definitions and essay questions. Recommended only if you can handle theory-heavy classes.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG318
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Julie is one of my favourite professors. She always makes class interesting and provides many examples to further clarify her explanations. She is probably the most approachable professor I've had. Her assignments are actually interesting, and she is always a fair grader. Very open minded and encourages students to explore subjects more deeply.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG498D
  • 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:
I loved the content of this course, and I think Julie is amazing- very knowledgeable and nice too. I felt this course lacked direction, though. Very few guidelines for the term paper. I would prefer a more focused directive to know what's expected of me. She will have to create a grade for attendance next time, as no one ever showed up for class.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: URBS498D
  • 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:
Too many readings in her classes. I understand that it was a theory-heavy course, but combined with other classes, it was too much. Otherwise, she's clear in expectation, and is an engaging and helpful professor!
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