Alan Pizer - Texas State University

Professor: Alan Pizer
Department: Art History
College: Texas State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH2301
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Pizer is very knowledgeable about his subject, and is able to present the course's material in a manner that feels premeditated, organized, and effective. He's friendly and approachable, challenges his students, and tells relevant stories based on his own fieldwork experience. I'm glad I was able to take a course with him before he leaves TXST!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH2302
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Pizer makes you earn every point in his class. His lectures are incredibly intriguing and are given as though he is your personal tour guide. He uses a lot of his own life experiences to convey the information. Although his classes are not easy as one would think they are definitely fun and interactive. I would definitely recommend him.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH2301
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He made lectures interesting with personal experiences and fun background stories that made things easier to remember. He was clear about what he wanted us to know and did great reviews. Attendance is a big deal, brought my B to an A because I only missed one class! Great personality and fun to listen to.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ART2310
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Clear/strict but fair expectations. Attendance mandatory. Tests are tough. If you go every class and take diligent/decent notes you'll get a B. Grade is mostly from 3 tests/cumulative final - have to study hard for them/visually recognize art and/or when in history it's from. Loves his subject, girls think hes hot. Ask about graverobbers story.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ART2310
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I truly like this professor but he does make you work for your grade. His lectures are incredibly interesting and are as much history based as art based. He uses a lot of his own life experiences to teach the material which is really intriguing. Although this class isn't easy I still would have taken it with him because he is so knowledgeable.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Does a great review before tests. Tests aren't too hard. Critical reviews have easy guidelines.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: AH2301
  • 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 good professor. Has a great way of explaining the material. His PowerPoints are up on TRACS. Would highly suggest taking Prof. Pizer.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: AH2301
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's very passionate about Art History and is very anecdotal about all the pieces he's actually seen in person. Helps to remember specific pieces better, but boy you've got to study or you're going to sink fast. All the art starts to blend together. He covers so much so fast.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He doses off and gives so much more information than needed and we weren't sure what was going to be on the tests because his reviews were so extremely long and not clear. He would just tell you to "study everything", meaning all the contents of 5-more chapters for one test. Extremely unnecessary. He also seems to get mad very easily.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH2301
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Awesome professor. Lectures go by fast and are interesting. Definitely recommend taking if you need ancient to medieval art history
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His Intro to Fine Arts class was very enjoyable. He is a good lecturer. He is not very clear on what he is testing on until the review class before the test.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: AH2301
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Tough class, but attend the lectures, take good notes, and make flash cards and you'll do just fine. Has "pop" quizzes, but he warns you a day before hand. He's actually been to most of the places he talks about in class so he has lots of interesting stories and funny anecdotes. I wouldn't dare take a different art history professor.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ART2310
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the HARDEST classes I've had! He gives you an abundant amount of information that is sometimes not on the test. This is the only class I got a B+ and I had to continuously correct the him and the IA on my grades in TRACS. UNNECESSARY points were taken off in my critical review. Enjoyed the subject and his presence, but the grading is HARSH!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very passionate about what he teaches!! Made lectures interesting! DO NOT BE ON YOUR PHONE, he will call you out, awkward. Tests aren't bad if you take notes and pay attention. Gives detailed lectures so chug a coffee and be sure to write down what he says. CR's are easy A. Attendance is mandatory. Only used textbook for CR's. Definitely recommend!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is definitely not an easy A if you're looking for one for your fine arts credit. If you miss more than three classes it will affect your grade, he's also very strict about cell phones and cheating. He definitely takes his job very seriously and demands respect. It was an interesting class, though and he's clearly very passionate!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The students who complain about Dr. Pizer are pretty much the ones on their phones or dozing off in class. Out of all the professors I've had, Dr. Pizer is hands-down among my favorites. His lectures are informative and interesting and I have learned so much. The only catch - you ACTUALLY have pay attention, it's not some 'blow-off' class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ART23113
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
It is absurd how hard he made this class to be. You have to take notes, but be aware he gives so much information that the material he wants you to remember gets lost in the mess. His reviews are not helpful. I do not recommend him as a professor.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Pizer about a year ago. He was very cool and knowledgeable. He loves art and has stories to tell about his personal experiences in the art world as it relates to the material we go over in class. He made time to really explain questions. ALOT of material though... excruciatingly boring lectures for me personally but not Alan's fault.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ART2313
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I really enjoyed his class. Some people would fall asleep but i found his lectures and personal stories interesting. He gives a review before the test and its very helpful.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 2313
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Two absences allowed and after that points are deducted. He often has information wrong, but if you memorize what he teaches you'll be okay. He also kicked a student out for sneezing one time, so watch out when he's in a mood.
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