Roger Soenksen - James Madison University

Professor: Roger Soenksen
Department: Communication
College: James Madison University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD370
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was super hard for me because there is a good amount of reading and a ton of information to be memorized for tests. However, this professor is so nice and super intelligent. Even though his courses tend to be hard, its because he wants his students to be proud of what they do in his class.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • 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:
Out of the two SMAD 101 professors, Dr. Soenksen was my personal favorite. He was overall amazing professor, and had a way of teaching that sucked the students in. Although he was tough on us at some points, there was always a sense that he truly cared for us and wanted us to succeed. One of the best professors at JMU!!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD370
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Our grades were four tests, an argument, and a brief. There were also 4 extra-credit quizzes that each offered 6 extra points. All of the course content was immediately available to us at the beginning of the term, so we could complete it on our own time, which was awesome. He seems like a great prof, I wish I could've taken in person.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
SMAD 101 is a difficult class in general because of the amount of information but Soenksen makes sure that you know which information is really important (listen for when he repeats things over and over because it'll probably be on the test). only take this class if you're a SMAD major, but GO TO CLASS and read the textbook to prepare for the tests
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you want an A in this class, you have to work for it. Although, I did think it was going to be harder than it actually was. Be a good note taker and go to every class and the tests will be fine. The extra credit is incredible and you're stupid if you don't take advantage of it. Soenksen is great and he keeps the class interesting.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Every SMAD wannabe must take SMAD101 and a lot of people say it is "the hardest 101 class on campus" but I don't know why! If you're a bad test taker, you might struggle to get a good grade in the class. The extra credit is a blessing. Make sure to study hard and try not to fall asleep in class. Soenksen is a good teacher and guy.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Everyone has to take this class in the SMAD major, so it's important to do well. Super lecture heavy, I missed one class and was confused afterward. Miss four classes and you don't get extra credit, so go! The extra credit brought my grade up an entire letter. Only tests and extra credit so work hard. Soenksen makes the class interesting and fun!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Soenksen co teaches with Johnson and is definitely a better lecture and makes dry topics interesting. You DO NOT want to miss lecture - almost all test info comes from this! Take advantage of EVERY extra credit quiz, they're based on the textbook reading and straightforward. Read the textbook for test info as well! An A is achievable if you WORK!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very nice teacher and will take the time to help you out in office hours! This is a hard class, but with of studying you will do fine.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is so nice and makes the class bearable.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Real funny guy, super hard class. Wish there'd been more clarification of ratio of textbook to lecture material on tests - cause you do need to read your book (despite popular opinion). Do all the extra credit quizzes and take advantage of the Quizlets online for tests.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Do the extra credit quizzes. All of them.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Soenksen is an awesome guy and he's too funny. He made the lectures really interesting. Attendance is taken and honestly you don't want to skip because there's a lot of info in each lecture. Sometimes they say important stuff that's not on the powerpoints. Tests are about 75% lecture and the rest textbook. Very straightforward class.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
SMAD 101 is a difficult class because they are trying to ween out people who are not serious about the program. I loved this class, Dr. Soenksen was an amazing teacher and made the class interesting. He was always available during office hours and was very helpful. If you put in the work, it will reflect in your grade.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Make sure you go to class, because if you miss more than 4 I think you immediately fail the class. Tough on classroom etiquette but has great, enthusiastic lectures. Pretty chill outside of class too. Would recommend.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Everyone is so weird about SMAD101. It really isn't that hard of a class. All you have to do is listen and take really good notes during the lecture, and actually READ the book and take notes on the chapters on your own. Dr. Soenksen is a great lecturer and cares about you doing well. He's always willing to help. Always do the extra credit!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • 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:
Soenksen is great. This course is difficult but he makes it fun to learn about at 9am. DO NOT use your phone! They take 20 points from your grade if they see it. Tests are hard and if you wait for the last minute to study you're kind of screwed. But if you do study a decent amount, you should be fine. Extra credit that they give every week saved me
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • 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:
Dr. Soenksen is super into what he teaches! He makes the class much more interesting and is so enthusiastic. He definitely keeps you awake and gives really great examples during lecture. The tests are super hard but definitely take the extra credit quizzes which are pretty easy. Share the textbook with someone & don't skip class or use your phone!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD370
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Soenksen is the only option when it comes to Law. Soenksen actually makes law interested and bearable. The test are hard, but he offers extra credit quizzes for the tests. A MUST take for the law requirement. Textbook is only used for extra credit quizzes, I suggest sharing one.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SMAD101
  • 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:
hes awesome! super enthusiastic and fun to listen to. you have to study for the tests, but i didn't think they were that bad. other than that theres just the extra credit, which is easy so just do it! class itself isn't THAT interesting, but he's a character and makes it fun. attendance is mandatory, go to class so you get extra points
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