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John Stewart
(History/ Philosophy)


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Subject: Easiest Ever!  (Jan 28 2012, 11:58PM)
Student: Eric (Undeclared)
Class:US Pol. & Gov. (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Okay, so this guy is boring and rambles on about what hes done I the past but seriously, this class is so easy! I looked around one day and everyone was either reading, on their laptops, or phones or ipods, or just talking and he didnt even care. His grading is so easy, he has a one page paper due about once a week but I finished them in about 30 minutes and got a perfect each time!
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Subject: Really nice guy!  (Jan 16 2012, 09:44AM)
Student: Tarra Love (Communications)
Class:Government and Politics (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I really enjoyed Dr. Stewart's class. It can get a little boring, but all the information he goes over is good information to know. He really knows what he's talking about! I would recommend his class to anyone!
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Subject: Not bad, just try to pay attention.  (Jan 11 2012, 03:07AM)
Student: Anonymous (History Concentration Public History)
Class:U.S. Government and politics (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 You'll quickly find out he's probably one of the most interesting people you'll ever meet. His first lecture he basically gave his life story and it really is pretty interesting all of the stuff he's done. Though his lectures may seem to be really boring from the outside, if you listen to him he often works in real life examples he's dealt with. Pretty frequently in his lectures he'll talk about a really huge figure in politics or history he's rubbed elbows with, as well as how he was there for or was part of really moments in politics. You just need to wait for those moments in his long and boring lectures. With that being said. The class is really easy, one point paper per week (very easy one pagers based on a reading assignment) I personally never even opened the main text book, not even to study for the final. He has powerpoints on D2L for every lecture. He has you do one research paper which,...to be honest has the most obnoxious format ever, but it's an easy grade. Theres two exams, STUDY. The first I didnt study for and got like a 77 on, which considering the ease of the course is terrible. Studied about 2 - 3 hours for the final and I aced it. He's a really nice old guy, and he's always willing to help you. He only has like 3 hours of office hours per week, be warned. And he uses a weird grading system where your assignments range between good and outstanding. Good = passing. Overall I would suggest him.
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Subject: Great Prof  (Jan 14 2011, 12:29AM)
Student: Anonymous (Commications)
Class:Pol. Science (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Prof Stewart is one of the best professors I've had at Ship. He is very easy, very nice and easy to talk too. You just have to listen. Tests aren't bad but you do have to write, a lot. You only have 2 tests and a long paper and that's it but you will learn a lot from him. He is a very intelligent man!
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Subject: Actually enjoyed this class which surprised me  (Jan 05 2011, 10:56AM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Education PreK-4)
Class:U.S. Government and Politics (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Before this class, I would say that I hate politics. But since, I feel like it is much more interesting to me. This class is a lecture class with some discussion type activities. He puts the PowerPoints up online which is really helpful considering the slides are wordy and I had trouble keeping up sometimes. Most of the class is lecture based. He really tried to explain things in a way that make sense to college students. We had two types of assignments on a fairly regular basis. Case studies and point papers. For the case studies, we read a case and then did a worksheet related to it. For point papers, we had a book that had political issues. We had to read the pro and con sides and we had to describe both sides and decide which one we agreed with. The papers are only a page and have a definite structure that he likes them to be in. We also did a research type paper where we had to follow a political candidate or an issue on the agenda and then to describe it. We had two tests and a final. The tests were all short answer and essay but he gives a really thorough study guide so as long as you do that and study, you should be fine.
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Subject: Great Prof  (Mar 04 2008, 12:41PM)
Student: Anonymous (MKT)
Class:History II (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 There is a one page reflection paper every week or so, a midterm and a final and 6-8 page paper. He is the easiest grader I have had so far! He will accept anything even if its a week or two late! Defiantly take... its real easy!
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Subject: not bad  (Mar 19 2007, 06:22PM)
Student: Anonymous (Business)
Class:world history 1 (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I had a three hour class on monday nights and it really dragged on. He has a one page paper due every week but doesnt care if you do them late. Tests were not too bad but they were essay/short answer and there was one research paper that I did the night before and somehow got a B+ on it. He doesnt take attendance and you dont really have to go to class because he emails you all of the slides. You can easily pull off a B without doing much work. I reconmend him
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Subject: Easy Class  (Dec 22 2006, 05:26PM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Education)
Class:World History I (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class was easy, we had a paper due every class which was a little tough but you could just not show up and hand your paper in thru email. He didn't take attendance, his tests were fair if you studied, and the only terrible part is that my class was three hours long.
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Subject: haha  (Dec 06 2006, 01:58PM)
Student: Anonymous (undeclared)
Class:world history I (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 His 3 hour class is very boring...however its very easy. He tells you everything that will be on the midterm/final. You have a one page paper due each week...you can usually bs it and get a good grade...you have one major research paper which I personally did the day before/day of and got an a...and you get a surprise pizza party. So he's boring...but easy...
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Subject: great prof  (Mar 30 2005, 08:42AM)
Student: Anonymous (psychology)
Class:history 105 (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 stewart is a really good professor. His class can be boring with a mix of powerpoint and videos and sometimes its a struggle to stay awake. When he lectures with powerpoint its hard to come out that day feeling like you learned a lot because he goes through it pretty fast, but when it comes to tests everything comes together. He emails the whole class all the power point notes so if you miss class you can still get the notes. He gives weekly one page papers which are pretty easy. They add up to be 30% of your grade, and if you do it halfway decent you will get the points. His tests (only a midterm and final!) are short answer and long essay but he gives you everything to study so if you study you can get an A on them with no problem. There is a research paper (6-8 pgs) but he gives you plenty of time to do it. Overall he is a really gentle, caring professor who just wants his students to do well. Definitely take him if you have the chance.
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Subject: Santa Claus  (Mar 23 2005, 11:22PM)
Student: Mike (Geo-Env)
Class:Field Bio (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Nice guy, interesting to talk to. He really knows his stuff and gets you thinking. If I could I would take him again, I would recomend his class to anyone.
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Subject: Take him  (Jan 13 2005, 03:59PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:World history 1 (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 If you dont like going to class Stewart is the teacher for you. I went twice after his midterm. He has a one page paper due every friday but does not care when it is turned in. He emails all the notes he gives in class before each of his tests so going to class is a waste of time. His tests are short answer, but the questions are easy to bullshit and he gives good partial credit.
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Subject: take him!  (Jan 11 2005, 10:17AM)
Student: Anonymous (undeclared)
Class:World History I (B-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 If you get a chance to take him do so! He's so easy and such a nice guy! He's fair too. Attendence is not required in his class and all he does during class is show powerpoints. But the best part about that is he sends you all the powerpoints from class before you have an exam! His exams are easy too.. he gives you a study guide before hand, and the questions from the test come right from the study guide! He's very knowledgeble on history and did a great job!
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Subject: Boring Class-Easy Professor  (Feb 07 2010, 04:10PM)
Student: Anonymous (Bus Admin.)
Class:History 1 (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I had Stewart for 3 hours on Monday nights. Boring class, we just watched movies, and I slept most of the time. He gives the answers to the exams out a couple days before the actual test, which makes the exams a joke. Interesting guy though, if you listen to him, you might learn something...just not history 101 related.
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Subject: You Either Love Him or You Don't...It's That Easy  (Jan 03 2008, 10:11AM)
Student: X Marks the Spot (history)
Class:Military Hist. US, Recent Hist (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Stewart is a good guy, don't get me wrong. He just seems so obsessed about one particular subject when he lectures, and it seems obvious the Vietnam War has made quite an impact on his life. He is not really a social historian per se, and some of the "facts" he gives us are usually a bit "off the wall." Attendance is not mandatory, but I would suggest coming because it is neat to hear his stories (sometimes he offers extra credit due to low attendance). One comment on improvement would be to stop showing lectures of other historians and their viewpoints of the war--I paid money to have the professor teach, not some ridiculous historian on a video recording, ranting about the evils of the Civil War. If I wanted to do that, I'd rent the film out of the college library. His exams are tough if you do not study, and put some effort into the case studies and the research paper; these are the big chunks in your grade. Like I said, Stewart's a smart man and I know he's been around the world and has seen more than many of us will ever see in our lifetimes, but what it comes down to is teaching yourself for the courses. Just do your own historical research when studying on your exams. Stick around for the stories, though--you will be amused.
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Subject: hmmm  (Jan 10 2005, 11:00PM)
Student: Anonymous (Spanish)
Class:World History I (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 So let me tell you about John Stewart. The class is REALLY boring (unless you like listening to a monotone voice tell strange personal stories and read notes all class) but it is insanely easy. There is no real homework, only really simple papers due every week, and one report. The midterm and the essay are pretty hard so STUDY!! As long as you show up to class to turn in the little work that is required and study for the midterm and final you will do fine. Overall, it's a really easy class to take but just a little boring. okay.. a LOT boring.
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Subject: Interesting Professor  (Jan 08 2005, 03:54PM)
Student: Anonymous (Math Ed)
Class:World History I (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 He teaches on three campuses making it more difficult to get to him to ask a question. He uses powerpoints in class and emails them to you when time gets closer to the tests, you get a midterm and a final only. Every Friday, for the most part, you are required to turn in a one page paper, though he is not really strict about when you turn it in. He also has a really big research paper for the second half of the semester.
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