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CHEM 1301: Foundations of Chemistry
University of Houston

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Rated 3.0/5

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3.3/5

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Average Grade

B

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CHEM 1301 Foundations of Chemistry is a Chemistry course at UH taught by the following professor: Roman Czernuszewicz.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    Overall a good teacher. He can get a little off-topic, but doesn't skip out on teaching because of it. Can seem a little harsh but will help you if you ask. The material isn't hard. As long as you do what's expected you're guaranteed to pass, and getting an A is by no means impossible. He is also very fun to be around for his amazing school spirit. Funny lectures that don't make you hate attending class. He requires you to attend class and gives pop quizzes during class (that count towards your grade) to make sure you're there and that you haven't ducked out early. Wish the rest of my Chem classes were taught by him. Do the work, get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Bott's class is awesome. One good thing is he makes you really understand chemistry. His tests aren't that easy and neither is his final and the extra credits dont help at all. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Explains everything in an easy to understand way. DO NOT GET ON HIS BAD SIDE. If you pay attention, practice the hw he gives multiple times, show up to class, do the extra credit and finish the essay earlier than the time it's due, you will get an easy A. He is a great teacher but also can be very rude. He gives out multiple quizzes in one class period, but they are pretty easy. Not many homework assignments. For the tests, review homework and old exams. Tests are not hard if you study. Follow closely to the guidelines for the paper. You will get A if you try. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His classes are really fun he actually takes attendence. Very fair, tell jokes in class to make chem interesting. Not a bad choice. Quiz everyday, but easy questions. exams are okay, need to study! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He absolutely HATES it when his students skip ESPECIALLY if they are late to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Everyone makes him out to be the easiest teacher but he's really not. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good prof. don't miss his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    not a bad foundation chemistry class for nonmajors. do your work and come to class and you will do fine. complete the homework's until 100 percent though because tests are tough. -There is a guaranteed grade for your class, so follow rules, it'll go up. - Great instructor. - He's kind of particular. - Gives extra credit. - Recommended ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's very intimidating. He gives you certain scores he expects from you (at least 30% on tests) and if you do everything he tells you, you're guarantee at least a B in the class. BUT you have to work hard. Attendance is mandatory as there are quizzes everyday in class. I learned to respect him. He's great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    -Be on time, there is a quiz the moment class starts. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I loved going to his lectures. He did not read the book to us. His lecture supplemented the material in the book. It was obvious he put a lot of effort into the lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    do not take. . I thought It was going to be a GPA booster but was wrong his lectures are about his personal life not even worth going to class you would be better off reading the book and taking the exams ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Prof Agan is very engaged in the material he's teaching and he tends to make the class more personal by appealing to the students' interests. You'd do best in forming a bond with him because he's more helpful to students who talk to him before class. His tests aren't that easy if you don't study and he's not always clear on the short answers ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOME:) Extremely anxious and very helpful. If math is not your subject this is definitely the teacher- and trust me you will be at math lab every week checking him out!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Just go to class and you'll pass. Very clear during lectures. Hands out free life lessons in class, this man is very funny. Gives bonus questions to students who attend class. Is willing to help if needed. 3 Exams. 1 Field Project. If you attend class and study the material, there is no reason you should not pass. I didn't use the book all semester and I got an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Houk is amazing. He's hilarious and his lectures are always super interesting. Besides teaching the material he always has interesting stories about music and movies. 3 tests that are reflective of his reviews, and 1 paper. He always gives bonus questions and attendance is pretty important even if it's not mandatory. He's amazing, so take him! Hands down the best professor I've had. He truly cares about his students, he is funny too! Three tests, 1 field project. Go to class (he'll reward you for attendance). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great Professor. Optional final. Best teacher for the class he's funny and nice. You don't even have to go to class just show up for the exams and that's it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Houk is amazing. He brings lectures to life and he is extremely funny. He is a great teacher but will definitely make you work for it- this class is easy BUT he doesn't just hand out A's like candy. Go to class! He makes lecture HILARIOUS and bearable and he gives away bonus questions for the test. All tests were multiple choice. Great intro class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Houk is great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He truly interacts w his students throughout class which keeps you focused. 2 tests & 1 take home mid-term paper assignment. There were a few short response papers we had to write that were half a pg-1 pg long. He made having a Sat class enjoyable, not dreadful! Take him for PHIL! He doesn't use blkboard but returns papers w grades & comments. .class is kind of weird but than again it is philosophy . .easy class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    cool dude. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Hard class & hard teacher. Would not take again. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Williams is a cool guy. A bit dry, but he's good hearted. Took him for Intro Bio. He's very clear about the tests, and the final is all of them copy and pasted into one. Easy stuff. He allowed for me to take a test in his office when I couldn't attend an exam. Understanding guy. Didn't attend much (8AM), read the textbook, did LearnSmarts A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this professor. I am a straight A student and this class was my first C. He lectures on and on about the non existence of a higher being, if you believe, do not take this class you will be highly offended! Tests are impossible and he does NOT curve and grades HARD!! There's no hw so grade comes from exams and one paper ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DO NOT TAKE HIM! Not only will it ruin your GPA it will make your life miserable. Do not come in thinking, oh I am smart I will just work extra hard at this class like I did. His test on philosophy do not ask philosophical questions, they demand a direct regurgitation of what the professor says in class. Avoid at all cost. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The absolute worst professor I've had! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's great. Take it if you're looking for an easy class, don't take it if you're looking for an interesting one. (It's VERY boring). The tests can seem hard but they're straight out of the textbook. The exams are just really long. Two exams and one paper. 1301 Online. 2 test and 1 paper. Tests are hard, she words them completely different from the study guide but they're doable. 2 study guides for both tests. Paper is pretty easy. Lectures are so boring. Read the book. Follow the syllabustimeline and you'll do fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not a bad class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Thoroughly learn the concepts in the study guide and memorize any statistics you encounter when reading the material. I wasn't able to access the lectures, but I still got good scores on the tests because I used the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She deffinitely went too fast made us buy some stupid clickers to check attendance through questions. I don't recommend her. Good luck if you're in this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I agree with the previous comment, just don't-take it from someone who got an A, youre better off just showing up for attendance, then leaving and studying straight from the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His tests are very detailed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This guy sucks! The rater who said you had to read, well, I did and still could not understand the material. Majority of the class failed the test. Two people made A's since this was their one and only class. Must be nice! He said he throws a big curve at the end, cant tell! Avoid Dr. Johnsen! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Horrible professor. LOOK FOR SOMETHING ELSE. If you're pre-med, this will definitely bring down your gpa. This dude is unpredictable. Screw the curve, screw the only 4 grades you get. It's not worth it. If you're taking the class now, DROP NOW. FIND ANOTHER CLASS. IT'S NOT WORTH STAYING IN. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    If you're looking for a humanities credit, DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. Do not take. Just, save yourself the trouble and do not take this professor. I don't know why he is still teaching. He's not organized at all, and is very old school. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    succckkkkkeedd baaad ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He mostly teaches his own opinion, and puts that on the tests. He references the book, but it doesn't really matter when it comes to the tests. On test 1, a lot of us got about a 60. With his curve, I had an 83 on it. The whole class seems pointless and random overall, but it's required for my major. Avoid Schiff at all costs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I had trouble following the book and we didn't go over anything in class that was on the tests. I had a great GPA until I made a C in Gandhi's class. I recommend NOT taking a new professor, biggest mistake EVER! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    No curves on exams. Her lectures are long and boring. She spends half the class deriving one equation that should not take that long. She is ill prepared for the class. we have had to subs and they each had heavy foreign accents and taught better than her. I learned better in High School. Read the book. Better yet take university level. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    this semester, he gave us no formulas and 7 question exams that were practice problems. The problems were exactly like the homework and if you memorized the formulas you would do just fine on the exam. I failed the first one because I was unprepared, but got A's on the rest. Ask him for help during office hours, hes very helpful. Don't hate on him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    does not like to answer questions in class. will not curve tests until the end which sucks ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He's not a great teacher, but you can work with him. His tests are the easiest out of all others, takes some questions from old tests. He does homework problems in class, so that might be the only point in going...mostly you have to teach yourself. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    You have reading assignments every day, and they're between 20-30 pages long, on average. Participation is taken as a grade, which is fine. If you don't show up, she does not off major points. I would not recommend students taking her or PHIL 1301 for their Humanities course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Simply not a good professor at all. I do not recommend her one bit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This professor is the worst thing that can happen to math ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy class. Coursework is super easy. If you know Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access, this class will be a easy A. Only thing that can kill you is participation. You can pass the class without going but your participation grade will suffer for it. 3 projects. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I've seen test from other Physics 1301 profs. And his are the hardest. He does not give enough practice problems and the MP physics problems are too hard to use as practice for the test. Do your GPA a favor and take someone else. He does NOT curve. Do not destroy your gpa with his class!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He tried to help but he speaks to softly. Confused himself a lot, but he was a very nice professor. Don't take him if it's a mandatory class for you. You will have to teach yourself. His lectures are directly from the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this teacher. Taking him was my first mistake starting this school year. He stumbles, barely knows what he is talking about (let alone what is on the test). Also the test are very funny because they are not multiple choice, and you have to enter your answer in a certain type of way. DO NOT TAKE HIM. AVOID AT ALL COST Often got confused with what he was saying, and when corrected he would laugh and say. Oh yea. Fortunately he is willing to speak with you about your grade and how you could possibly raise it. Mostly had to work with other students to learn material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He was very hard to understand. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Overall a good teacher. He can get a little off-topic, but doesn't skip out on teaching because of it. Can seem a little harsh but will help you if you ask. The material isn't hard. As long as you do what's expected you're guaranteed to pass, and getting an A is by no means impossible. He is also very fun to be around for his amazing school spirit. Funny lectures that don't make you hate attending class. He requires you to attend class and gives pop quizzes during class (that count towards your grade) to make sure you're there and that you haven't ducked out early. Wish the rest of my Chem classes were taught by him. Do the work, get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Bott's class is awesome. One good thing is he makes you really understand chemistry. His tests aren't that easy and neither is his final and the extra credits dont help at all. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Explains everything in an easy to understand way. DO NOT GET ON HIS BAD SIDE. If you pay attention, practice the hw he gives multiple times, show up to class, do the extra credit and finish the essay earlier than the time it's due, you will get an easy A. He is a great teacher but also can be very rude. He gives out multiple quizzes in one class period, but they are pretty easy. Not many homework assignments. For the tests, review homework and old exams. Tests are not hard if you study. Follow closely to the guidelines for the paper. You will get A if you try. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His classes are really fun he actually takes attendence. Very fair, tell jokes in class to make chem interesting. Not a bad choice. Quiz everyday, but easy questions. exams are okay, need to study! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He absolutely HATES it when his students skip ESPECIALLY if they are late to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Everyone makes him out to be the easiest teacher but he's really not. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good prof. don't miss his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    not a bad foundation chemistry class for nonmajors. do your work and come to class and you will do fine. complete the homework's until 100 percent though because tests are tough. -There is a guaranteed grade for your class, so follow rules, it'll go up. - Great instructor. - He's kind of particular. - Gives extra credit. - Recommended ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's very intimidating. He gives you certain scores he expects from you (at least 30% on tests) and if you do everything he tells you, you're guarantee at least a B in the class. BUT you have to work hard. Attendance is mandatory as there are quizzes everyday in class. I learned to respect him. He's great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    -Be on time, there is a quiz the moment class starts. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I loved going to his lectures. He did not read the book to us. His lecture supplemented the material in the book. It was obvious he put a lot of effort into the lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    do not take. . I thought It was going to be a GPA booster but was wrong his lectures are about his personal life not even worth going to class you would be better off reading the book and taking the exams ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Prof Agan is very engaged in the material he's teaching and he tends to make the class more personal by appealing to the students' interests. You'd do best in forming a bond with him because he's more helpful to students who talk to him before class. His tests aren't that easy if you don't study and he's not always clear on the short answers ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOME:) Extremely anxious and very helpful. If math is not your subject this is definitely the teacher- and trust me you will be at math lab every week checking him out!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Just go to class and you'll pass. Very clear during lectures. Hands out free life lessons in class, this man is very funny. Gives bonus questions to students who attend class. Is willing to help if needed. 3 Exams. 1 Field Project. If you attend class and study the material, there is no reason you should not pass. I didn't use the book all semester and I got an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Houk is amazing. He's hilarious and his lectures are always super interesting. Besides teaching the material he always has interesting stories about music and movies. 3 tests that are reflective of his reviews, and 1 paper. He always gives bonus questions and attendance is pretty important even if it's not mandatory. He's amazing, so take him! Hands down the best professor I've had. He truly cares about his students, he is funny too! Three tests, 1 field project. Go to class (he'll reward you for attendance). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great Professor. Optional final. Best teacher for the class he's funny and nice. You don't even have to go to class just show up for the exams and that's it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Houk is amazing. He brings lectures to life and he is extremely funny. He is a great teacher but will definitely make you work for it- this class is easy BUT he doesn't just hand out A's like candy. Go to class! He makes lecture HILARIOUS and bearable and he gives away bonus questions for the test. All tests were multiple choice. Great intro class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Houk is great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He truly interacts w his students throughout class which keeps you focused. 2 tests & 1 take home mid-term paper assignment. There were a few short response papers we had to write that were half a pg-1 pg long. He made having a Sat class enjoyable, not dreadful! Take him for PHIL! He doesn't use blkboard but returns papers w grades & comments. .class is kind of weird but than again it is philosophy . .easy class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    cool dude. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Hard class & hard teacher. Would not take again. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Williams is a cool guy. A bit dry, but he's good hearted. Took him for Intro Bio. He's very clear about the tests, and the final is all of them copy and pasted into one. Easy stuff. He allowed for me to take a test in his office when I couldn't attend an exam. Understanding guy. Didn't attend much (8AM), read the textbook, did LearnSmarts A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this professor. I am a straight A student and this class was my first C. He lectures on and on about the non existence of a higher being, if you believe, do not take this class you will be highly offended! Tests are impossible and he does NOT curve and grades HARD!! There's no hw so grade comes from exams and one paper ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DO NOT TAKE HIM! Not only will it ruin your GPA it will make your life miserable. Do not come in thinking, oh I am smart I will just work extra hard at this class like I did. His test on philosophy do not ask philosophical questions, they demand a direct regurgitation of what the professor says in class. Avoid at all cost. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The absolute worst professor I've had! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's great. Take it if you're looking for an easy class, don't take it if you're looking for an interesting one. (It's VERY boring). The tests can seem hard but they're straight out of the textbook. The exams are just really long. Two exams and one paper. 1301 Online. 2 test and 1 paper. Tests are hard, she words them completely different from the study guide but they're doable. 2 study guides for both tests. Paper is pretty easy. Lectures are so boring. Read the book. Follow the syllabustimeline and you'll do fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not a bad class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Thoroughly learn the concepts in the study guide and memorize any statistics you encounter when reading the material. I wasn't able to access the lectures, but I still got good scores on the tests because I used the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She deffinitely went too fast made us buy some stupid clickers to check attendance through questions. I don't recommend her. Good luck if you're in this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I agree with the previous comment, just don't-take it from someone who got an A, youre better off just showing up for attendance, then leaving and studying straight from the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His tests are very detailed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This guy sucks! The rater who said you had to read, well, I did and still could not understand the material. Majority of the class failed the test. Two people made A's since this was their one and only class. Must be nice! He said he throws a big curve at the end, cant tell! Avoid Dr. Johnsen! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Horrible professor. LOOK FOR SOMETHING ELSE. If you're pre-med, this will definitely bring down your gpa. This dude is unpredictable. Screw the curve, screw the only 4 grades you get. It's not worth it. If you're taking the class now, DROP NOW. FIND ANOTHER CLASS. IT'S NOT WORTH STAYING IN. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    If you're looking for a humanities credit, DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. Do not take. Just, save yourself the trouble and do not take this professor. I don't know why he is still teaching. He's not organized at all, and is very old school. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    succckkkkkeedd baaad ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He mostly teaches his own opinion, and puts that on the tests. He references the book, but it doesn't really matter when it comes to the tests. On test 1, a lot of us got about a 60. With his curve, I had an 83 on it. The whole class seems pointless and random overall, but it's required for my major. Avoid Schiff at all costs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I had trouble following the book and we didn't go over anything in class that was on the tests. I had a great GPA until I made a C in Gandhi's class. I recommend NOT taking a new professor, biggest mistake EVER! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    No curves on exams. Her lectures are long and boring. She spends half the class deriving one equation that should not take that long. She is ill prepared for the class. we have had to subs and they each had heavy foreign accents and taught better than her. I learned better in High School. Read the book. Better yet take university level. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    this semester, he gave us no formulas and 7 question exams that were practice problems. The problems were exactly like the homework and if you memorized the formulas you would do just fine on the exam. I failed the first one because I was unprepared, but got A's on the rest. Ask him for help during office hours, hes very helpful. Don't hate on him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    does not like to answer questions in class. will not curve tests until the end which sucks ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He's not a great teacher, but you can work with him. His tests are the easiest out of all others, takes some questions from old tests. He does homework problems in class, so that might be the only point in going...mostly you have to teach yourself. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    You have reading assignments every day, and they're between 20-30 pages long, on average. Participation is taken as a grade, which is fine. If you don't show up, she does not off major points. I would not recommend students taking her or PHIL 1301 for their Humanities course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Simply not a good professor at all. I do not recommend her one bit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This professor is the worst thing that can happen to math ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy class. Coursework is super easy. If you know Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access, this class will be a easy A. Only thing that can kill you is participation. You can pass the class without going but your participation grade will suffer for it. 3 projects. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I've seen test from other Physics 1301 profs. And his are the hardest. He does not give enough practice problems and the MP physics problems are too hard to use as practice for the test. Do your GPA a favor and take someone else. He does NOT curve. Do not destroy your gpa with his class!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He tried to help but he speaks to softly. Confused himself a lot, but he was a very nice professor. Don't take him if it's a mandatory class for you. You will have to teach yourself. His lectures are directly from the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this teacher. Taking him was my first mistake starting this school year. He stumbles, barely knows what he is talking about (let alone what is on the test). Also the test are very funny because they are not multiple choice, and you have to enter your answer in a certain type of way. DO NOT TAKE HIM. AVOID AT ALL COST Often got confused with what he was saying, and when corrected he would laugh and say. Oh yea. Fortunately he is willing to speak with you about your grade and how you could possibly raise it. Mostly had to work with other students to learn material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He was very hard to understand. ...Continue reading