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HUM 241: World Politics
Miami University

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Rated 4.0/5

Average Class Difficulty

2.7/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

B

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HUM 241 World Politics is a Humanities and Social Sciences course at MU taught by the following professor: Alexis Henshaw.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Kelley is really funny but mostly because he is usually always in a bad mood. Class is lecture based. You have to go to class because he doesn't post power points online and most of the time you have to listen to him talk to understand. TESTS ARE HARD!! A lot of short answer so you actually have to know what you're talking about. Hard class, but interesting and good professor. Dr. Kelley is very helpful and fun to talk with. It does require a lot of studying before finals, but getting an A is manageable. Go into office hours for guidance when writing the paper (5 pages, single spaced). The paper was time consuming, but you will get a good grade if you do put in the time and effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Fairly entertaining when lecturing. Hes a great resource if you choose to use him. Perhaps not the best for someone just looking for a quick Miami Plan course, but if you're a poly sci major or minor or just seriously interested in the subject (enough to not need the professor to keep your interest) he's a great choice ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Took this as part of my honors cluster. Semi-challenging, but always interesting and knowledgeable. I would take him again any day! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Kelley is a great guy and a great professor, always ready to help you with whatever you need. I'd recommend his class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Lectures can be a bit dry, but Dr. Kelley really knows his stuff. We were supposed to meet for class 16 times he canceled about 4 and I didn't go to three and I still got a good grade. Fun class though get to see a lot of political argument since he likes to show biased videos. Good Class. However he never takes this out on students and so he is just a lovable grump. The class is mostly just long lectures and then essay tests, which he grades pretty hard. The other assignments are very easy. If you answer questions he will like you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great Teacher! Only three tests, but he drops your lowest grade and replaces it with your best which is great. If you go to class and take notes, it will be easy to get at least a B. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great teacher if you are interested in polisci. He is very interested in the topics we covered, and provides the information that is interesting that you won't find in the textbook. Because there are only 4 grades in the class, make sure you start on projects early and ask for help whenever you need ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Fairly entertaining when lecturing. Hope they give him tenure ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    If you like politics, you'll like his class. Professor Kelley definitely knows his stuff and you will learn a lot of useful information in a manner in which you will remember it. You MUST go to class because he does not post notes online and the powerpoints are the only wway to study for his test. No homework, 2-3 movies, and a great class. You must study hard to get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is okay. He explains everything very well and is enormously well-versed in the material. If you study and stay on top of things then you will cruise to an A. I had no trouble getting one. I highly recommend this class. You do have to take notes and study, but he gives 3 exams and a final and drops the worst grade and replaces it with your best which is really nice. Overall I liked him and the class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Kelley is a good professor. Often funny, but really knows his content. Very easy to understand, but you have to write down stuff he says cause not all of it is on the ppt (which he doesn't post), so if you miss class you're screwed. Tests are graded fairly, if you study you should do fine, but they are essay so its harder ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher. If you took AP Gov in hs, it's just a repeat. Class was never cancelled and exams were not all impossible (exams really depend on the TA). Don't wear your political ideas on your sleeve, study a lot and early for exams, show up for class. He always takes attendance and doesn't believe sickness is an excuse to miss class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Loved him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent class, Excellent Teacher. Often funny, but really knows his content. Very easy to understand, but you have to write down stuff he says cause not all of it is on the ppt (which he doesn't post), so if you miss class ur screwed. Tests are graded fairly, if you study you should do fine, but they are essay so its harder He puts a few questions on there that you will have no idea where they came from. AL questions require a short paragraph or full esay to answer. He does not provide you with a study guide for any exam. The TA helps very little when preparing for the exam even though he creates it usually. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    His tests are very difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    funny guy, pretty easy and clear. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I took the four hour class that was offered for this course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. K is an awesome teacher...very articulate, helpful, knowledge and funny...very enjoyable class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Horrible professor. All he does is lecture and all you do is take notes in class. Not very helpful in my opinion either. Tests are so hard and he grades way too hard too. All he gives are essay questions that each take an hour to complete. Even though he is very smart and can be funny at times, he is still not a good professor at all! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Prof. Marlowe teaches a good class-no computers are allowed at all so all notes must be taken by hand. Relies upon your reading of the book and assigned readings heavily. As long as you put a good bit of effort you'll be fine-she comes off as a little more scary than she is in reality. Overall, she is a good prof to take this class from ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great class! One of the best professor's I have ever had! I highly suggest taking this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great guy, bad teeth but that's okay. If you read everything he says to there's no reason you won't get an A. He enforces his attendance policy by giving DAILY QUIZZES on readings from the night before. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very smart professor! Assigns a lot of reading, but it's doable. Great for keeping you up on current events. His lectures were a bit dry at times, but he knows how to give you the info you need. Not one to push a left or right wing viewpoint on students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Barilleaux is so enthusiastic about politics. He really does put his opinions out there, though, and doesn't really give students an opportunity to form our own opinions. He gives quizzes every day from the readings, but it is doable. The exams were kind of overwhelming, but read, go to class, and study a lot (go figure) and you'll be okay. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very knowledgeable but his expectations are absurd. Exams cover 200+ pages in a text book and hundreds of slides (does not tell you a single thing or give study guides about exams). Quizzes every single morning. Unless you are a governmental genius or want to devote every second of your day to studying, take a different professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    These are the ratings I meant to make with my comment, below, but I clicked in wrong places. (Sorry about that.) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I'll go ahead and say I'm not a Clyde fan. Class is VERRRRY boring and hard to pay attention which is unfortunate because his tests cover small specific topics that he talks about during class. Great guy, just very boring ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Dr. Brown was VERY confusing and would often go off on complete tangents that didn't pertain to the subject material at all. His lectures are boring, he asks ridiculous questions but somehow his exams manage to be incredibly particular with the content. It's a weird dynamic. I'll be honest and say I gave zero effort and got a B. Not a hard class, but if there was a competent professor it'd be an easy A for everyone. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    A relatively straight forward class. It's possible to do well in this class, but it'll take a lot of work. If you are not both - together - his lectures probably will pass you by and you will find yourself thinking about other things. He is fair. But do not expect him to be afraid to offer his own opinion about anything political. (That is his job, after all.) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Brown assumes you to be intelligent and motivated. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    On the first day of class I knew this class was a mistake. Dr. Brown can not stay on topic for more than five minutes at a time and topics of his tangents often include things like British Fox Hunting. The worst part is the info on in class power points is what is more heavily tested, but its all too vague and reading the text doesn't help a lot. He is a nice guy, but very very confusing and thinks that most know more than they do. Do not reccomend ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I found it extremely hard to find the will to go to class due to the fact it is almost impossible to concentrate in class with all of his side tangents on cats and beer and his need to bounce around the room when talking about course material. His lectures don't go along with the text, constant rambling, mumbling, creates his own confusing diagrams that don't relate to anything. I did well in the class because I'm a poly sci major but if your taking this class for Miami Plan, you should find another teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Nice guy, terrible teacher. He is a nice guy, but very very confusing and thinks that most know more than they do. Do not reccomend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This professor has good intentions but is EXTREMELY boring and puts very small details on the exams, making them hard to do well on. Very nice, but hard to pay attention to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Very frustrating because he rambles, also distracting because he has a habit of bouncing while talking. He is a nice guy, but very confusing and thinks that most people know more than they do. I found it hard to get myself to attend class because of those 2 factors which hurt my grade significantly since it should be an easy b+ ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is very confusing and uses examples that seem very off topic. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is very confusing and uses examples that seem very off topic. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is very confusing and uses examples that seem very off topic. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a great teacher but all we do is lectures, which is good and bad, sometimes very interesting. Make sure you show up and take notes. Very few grades. Do the reading on the syllabus. Overall nice and understanding professor, I enjoyed the class a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I liked Dr. Forren a lot but the class discussions often got so off-topic that we ended the semester like 2 units behind. Very nice and happy guy! definitely recommended. probably the best professor on campus! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Mostly lecture but he tried to encourage discussion which my class didn't do much. I'm okay with that, though. lol ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Forren is a great guy who truly cares about his studies. Almost everything on the tests come from the lectures, so you MUST come to class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Forren is a great professor. He clearly understands what he's lecturing on, and can explain pretty much anything. He wants you to ask questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very enthusiastic about his job, students, and teaching. Grade based off of three test and some papers we wrote for Citizenship and Democracy week which is only in the fall. Because of that and it being an election year we had a lot of extra credit opportunities as well. I liked him pretty well and would recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best professor ever! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    A lot of reading and work, though not much of it is difficult if you are interested in politics. A lot of graded homework, pointless projects, dumb group stuff you have to do. I wish i signed up for the other section, its much more like a college class. Shes nice but if you don't like wasting your time doing dumb activities that elementary school teacher would think are fun and exciting, take it with another prof! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Pretty typical pol-sci intro class. I recommend her. Make sure your papers are well written and make sure you have FLAWLESS GRAMMAR. i recommend her though! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's very smart, very helpful, and personable. she'll help with anything and the tests are very straightforward. however, grammer is a big thing so beware. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she's really a great teacher. She demands that you work and think but not to an unmanageable extent. As a junior, I even came out with some new-found knowledge. Definitely cares about grammar but nothing on the level that people make it out to be. Great lecturer and good at starting discussions, and doesn't mind off-topic debate. Great class. There are a lot of things going on in this class but she is very organized. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She belongs in a high school. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Kelley is really funny but mostly because he is usually always in a bad mood. Class is lecture based. You have to go to class because he doesn't post power points online and most of the time you have to listen to him talk to understand. TESTS ARE HARD!! A lot of short answer so you actually have to know what you're talking about. Hard class, but interesting and good professor. Dr. Kelley is very helpful and fun to talk with. It does require a lot of studying before finals, but getting an A is manageable. Go into office hours for guidance when writing the paper (5 pages, single spaced). The paper was time consuming, but you will get a good grade if you do put in the time and effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Fairly entertaining when lecturing. Hes a great resource if you choose to use him. Perhaps not the best for someone just looking for a quick Miami Plan course, but if you're a poly sci major or minor or just seriously interested in the subject (enough to not need the professor to keep your interest) he's a great choice ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Took this as part of my honors cluster. Semi-challenging, but always interesting and knowledgeable. I would take him again any day! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Kelley is a great guy and a great professor, always ready to help you with whatever you need. I'd recommend his class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Lectures can be a bit dry, but Dr. Kelley really knows his stuff. We were supposed to meet for class 16 times he canceled about 4 and I didn't go to three and I still got a good grade. Fun class though get to see a lot of political argument since he likes to show biased videos. Good Class. However he never takes this out on students and so he is just a lovable grump. The class is mostly just long lectures and then essay tests, which he grades pretty hard. The other assignments are very easy. If you answer questions he will like you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great Teacher! Only three tests, but he drops your lowest grade and replaces it with your best which is great. If you go to class and take notes, it will be easy to get at least a B. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great teacher if you are interested in polisci. He is very interested in the topics we covered, and provides the information that is interesting that you won't find in the textbook. Because there are only 4 grades in the class, make sure you start on projects early and ask for help whenever you need ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Fairly entertaining when lecturing. Hope they give him tenure ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    If you like politics, you'll like his class. Professor Kelley definitely knows his stuff and you will learn a lot of useful information in a manner in which you will remember it. You MUST go to class because he does not post notes online and the powerpoints are the only wway to study for his test. No homework, 2-3 movies, and a great class. You must study hard to get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is okay. He explains everything very well and is enormously well-versed in the material. If you study and stay on top of things then you will cruise to an A. I had no trouble getting one. I highly recommend this class. You do have to take notes and study, but he gives 3 exams and a final and drops the worst grade and replaces it with your best which is really nice. Overall I liked him and the class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Kelley is a good professor. Often funny, but really knows his content. Very easy to understand, but you have to write down stuff he says cause not all of it is on the ppt (which he doesn't post), so if you miss class you're screwed. Tests are graded fairly, if you study you should do fine, but they are essay so its harder ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher. If you took AP Gov in hs, it's just a repeat. Class was never cancelled and exams were not all impossible (exams really depend on the TA). Don't wear your political ideas on your sleeve, study a lot and early for exams, show up for class. He always takes attendance and doesn't believe sickness is an excuse to miss class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Loved him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent class, Excellent Teacher. Often funny, but really knows his content. Very easy to understand, but you have to write down stuff he says cause not all of it is on the ppt (which he doesn't post), so if you miss class ur screwed. Tests are graded fairly, if you study you should do fine, but they are essay so its harder He puts a few questions on there that you will have no idea where they came from. AL questions require a short paragraph or full esay to answer. He does not provide you with a study guide for any exam. The TA helps very little when preparing for the exam even though he creates it usually. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    His tests are very difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    funny guy, pretty easy and clear. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I took the four hour class that was offered for this course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. K is an awesome teacher...very articulate, helpful, knowledge and funny...very enjoyable class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Horrible professor. All he does is lecture and all you do is take notes in class. Not very helpful in my opinion either. Tests are so hard and he grades way too hard too. All he gives are essay questions that each take an hour to complete. Even though he is very smart and can be funny at times, he is still not a good professor at all! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Prof. Marlowe teaches a good class-no computers are allowed at all so all notes must be taken by hand. Relies upon your reading of the book and assigned readings heavily. As long as you put a good bit of effort you'll be fine-she comes off as a little more scary than she is in reality. Overall, she is a good prof to take this class from ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great class! One of the best professor's I have ever had! I highly suggest taking this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great guy, bad teeth but that's okay. If you read everything he says to there's no reason you won't get an A. He enforces his attendance policy by giving DAILY QUIZZES on readings from the night before. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very smart professor! Assigns a lot of reading, but it's doable. Great for keeping you up on current events. His lectures were a bit dry at times, but he knows how to give you the info you need. Not one to push a left or right wing viewpoint on students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Barilleaux is so enthusiastic about politics. He really does put his opinions out there, though, and doesn't really give students an opportunity to form our own opinions. He gives quizzes every day from the readings, but it is doable. The exams were kind of overwhelming, but read, go to class, and study a lot (go figure) and you'll be okay. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very knowledgeable but his expectations are absurd. Exams cover 200+ pages in a text book and hundreds of slides (does not tell you a single thing or give study guides about exams). Quizzes every single morning. Unless you are a governmental genius or want to devote every second of your day to studying, take a different professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    These are the ratings I meant to make with my comment, below, but I clicked in wrong places. (Sorry about that.) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I'll go ahead and say I'm not a Clyde fan. Class is VERRRRY boring and hard to pay attention which is unfortunate because his tests cover small specific topics that he talks about during class. Great guy, just very boring ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Dr. Brown was VERY confusing and would often go off on complete tangents that didn't pertain to the subject material at all. His lectures are boring, he asks ridiculous questions but somehow his exams manage to be incredibly particular with the content. It's a weird dynamic. I'll be honest and say I gave zero effort and got a B. Not a hard class, but if there was a competent professor it'd be an easy A for everyone. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    A relatively straight forward class. It's possible to do well in this class, but it'll take a lot of work. If you are not both - together - his lectures probably will pass you by and you will find yourself thinking about other things. He is fair. But do not expect him to be afraid to offer his own opinion about anything political. (That is his job, after all.) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Brown assumes you to be intelligent and motivated. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    On the first day of class I knew this class was a mistake. Dr. Brown can not stay on topic for more than five minutes at a time and topics of his tangents often include things like British Fox Hunting. The worst part is the info on in class power points is what is more heavily tested, but its all too vague and reading the text doesn't help a lot. He is a nice guy, but very very confusing and thinks that most know more than they do. Do not reccomend ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I found it extremely hard to find the will to go to class due to the fact it is almost impossible to concentrate in class with all of his side tangents on cats and beer and his need to bounce around the room when talking about course material. His lectures don't go along with the text, constant rambling, mumbling, creates his own confusing diagrams that don't relate to anything. I did well in the class because I'm a poly sci major but if your taking this class for Miami Plan, you should find another teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Nice guy, terrible teacher. He is a nice guy, but very very confusing and thinks that most know more than they do. Do not reccomend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This professor has good intentions but is EXTREMELY boring and puts very small details on the exams, making them hard to do well on. Very nice, but hard to pay attention to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Very frustrating because he rambles, also distracting because he has a habit of bouncing while talking. He is a nice guy, but very confusing and thinks that most people know more than they do. I found it hard to get myself to attend class because of those 2 factors which hurt my grade significantly since it should be an easy b+ ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is very confusing and uses examples that seem very off topic. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is very confusing and uses examples that seem very off topic. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is very confusing and uses examples that seem very off topic. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a great teacher but all we do is lectures, which is good and bad, sometimes very interesting. Make sure you show up and take notes. Very few grades. Do the reading on the syllabus. Overall nice and understanding professor, I enjoyed the class a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I liked Dr. Forren a lot but the class discussions often got so off-topic that we ended the semester like 2 units behind. Very nice and happy guy! definitely recommended. probably the best professor on campus! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Mostly lecture but he tried to encourage discussion which my class didn't do much. I'm okay with that, though. lol ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Forren is a great guy who truly cares about his studies. Almost everything on the tests come from the lectures, so you MUST come to class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Forren is a great professor. He clearly understands what he's lecturing on, and can explain pretty much anything. He wants you to ask questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very enthusiastic about his job, students, and teaching. Grade based off of three test and some papers we wrote for Citizenship and Democracy week which is only in the fall. Because of that and it being an election year we had a lot of extra credit opportunities as well. I liked him pretty well and would recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best professor ever! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    A lot of reading and work, though not much of it is difficult if you are interested in politics. A lot of graded homework, pointless projects, dumb group stuff you have to do. I wish i signed up for the other section, its much more like a college class. Shes nice but if you don't like wasting your time doing dumb activities that elementary school teacher would think are fun and exciting, take it with another prof! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Pretty typical pol-sci intro class. I recommend her. Make sure your papers are well written and make sure you have FLAWLESS GRAMMAR. i recommend her though! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's very smart, very helpful, and personable. she'll help with anything and the tests are very straightforward. however, grammer is a big thing so beware. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she's really a great teacher. She demands that you work and think but not to an unmanageable extent. As a junior, I even came out with some new-found knowledge. Definitely cares about grammar but nothing on the level that people make it out to be. Great lecturer and good at starting discussions, and doesn't mind off-topic debate. Great class. There are a lot of things going on in this class but she is very organized. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She belongs in a high school. ...Continue reading