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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Susan Guinn-Chipman

Susan Guinn-Chipman
Professor (2010 – 2013)
Colorado State (CSU)
History
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3.7083***+
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Rated by 24 students
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Spring 2014 Schedule
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HIST 100
HIST 255
HIST 311
HIST 315
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5*****
HIST 315 - Tudor Stuart England, 1485-1689
TAKE HER!!!! Susan is a great teacher! I would recommend her class to anyone wanting to take a history class for any reason! She is great at helping students with find their difficulties and working with them to help find a solution! The biggest advi...
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Professor rated by: Student on 12/22/09
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3***
HIST 100 - Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
DO NOT TAKE HER! She gives you a study guide for every test and quiz... the majority of these terms have not been covered and sometimes not even mentioned in class. Some are in the book, but I don't know where she expects us to pull this informatio...
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Professor rated by: Student on 3/3/11
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HIST 315
Tudor Stuart England, 1485-1689
5*****
TAKE HER!!!! Susan is a great teacher! I would recommend her class to anyone wanting to take a history class for any reason! She is great at helping students with find their difficulties and working with them to help find a solution! The biggest advice is to talk to her if you are having trouble at any time! Our midterm went from in class to take home with an extra week because one student had a problem with the time of the test! She was great if you let her know your problems she is more lenient! She was good at helping students who were not history majors and did not teach as if everyone was either! Great teacher so take her if you are able!
Professor rated by: Student on December 22, 2009
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
4****
Susan is a pretty good professor. She is willing to help anyone and encourages you to ask her for help not just the TAs. The class is based off of powerpoint slides and I took notes on them but they weren't very helpful to me. She does give study guides before quizzes and exams though so as long as you fill those out and know the information as well as go to any offered review sessions you will do fine. Not an amazing professor but very helpful and nice. Easy class to get through with a moderate amount of effort.
Professor rated by: Student on February 21, 2010
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
4****
She is very understanding and easy to approach, but she is kind of soft-spoken. I wish I would have gone to class more because it took way more effort to learn all of the information on myh own time and I don't think that I got as much as I could have out of the course. Honestly, her lectures are pretty boring, but pre-modern history isn't exactly the most interesting thing on the planet. Make sure you start working on your paper at least two weeks before it is due... definitely not a paper you can write in one night. Good luck. :)
Professor rated by: Student on January 14, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
3***
Susan is kind of hard to listen to. She has a soft voice and talks a lot about the art and architecture since thats what SHE likes. But this is not an art history class so it can be kind of annoying. This class covers tons of detail and she has you reading tons of different sources as a supplement to her lectures. When making notecards for the study guide, wikipedia is easier to find the info because it is so time consuming to find where everything is.
Professor rated by: International Studies Student on April 11, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
5*****
Pros: Easiest class ever
Cons: Too calm

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You can easily pass this class whether you attend or not. If you look up everything from the study guide in the book and class notes and attend review sessions (whether the TA literally tells you all of the answers to the test) you will easily pass. There are 2 quizzes and 2 Tests.
Professor rated by: Sociology Student on December 12, 2010
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HIST 320
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789
5*****
Pros: Kind personality, takes an interest in her students, very organized powerpoints with lots of great pictures.
Cons: very soft-spoken.
TAKE HER CLASS! She is seriously the most understanding professor I've ever had at CSU. This is my third class I've taken with her, and would take more if she offered them. I've had to switch my finals around for two of her classes, and she was more than willing to work with me and make sure I took it when I was not overwhelmed during finals week. The one big assignment is the 10+ page research paper, but she gives you a pretty good outline for what to do with it. The paper was due the same week that I had 2 tests, a project, and a presentation due along with it and I thought I was going to do horribly because I couldn't focus on it as much as I could have. I ended up with an A on the paper. She takes a genuine interest in her students and remembers names. I have learned a lot in all of her classes and would put her on the top of my list of professors I would recommend to other students.
Professor rated by: Health and Exercise Science Student on April 26, 2012
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HIST 320
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789
3***
Professor Guinn-Chipman is a really nice professor who is obviously knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. She's really easy to approach with questions or concerns and she's always willing to help out. The class includes tests with a multiple choice section and an essay section, but she lets you bring in a notecard with an outline for the essay so the tests aren't bad. There's also a 10 page research paper and presentation, but she organizes the class in such a way that it isn't an unmanageable workload and I even enjoyed doing the research and writing the paper. The only negative thing I would say is that her powerpoint slides can be very unclear and I even stopped bothering to write them down because it was easier to get the information from the textbook instead. Lecture can be pretty boring and monotonous as well.
Professor rated by: History Student on May 3, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
4****
Pros: Very pleasant, informative, and organized.
Cons: Massive amounts of information.
Susan is a very good prof; she has a very pleasant mannerism and is very polite. She relates a lot of the information to art history, which is a pleasant change form just normal history droll. The paper for this class was really hard for me, but in the end i was able to pull it together and get an acceptable grade. My only complaint about this class is about how fast is goes; about 30pg's of reading in between each class, and six pages of notes in each class (my average in a class is two-three). It's hard to get all the information off the slide before she switches it. Towards the end I adopted a philosophy of just taking notes off what she aid and not her slides, and I seemed to get better information that way. I would recommended this professor.
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on April 26, 2011
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HIST 320
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789
5*****
First off, there may not be a more helpful Prof at CSU. She is always more than willing to accommodate students needs.I was not excited to take this class but did so because it fit into my schedule better than some other classes I would have preferred to take. Susan actually makes this class enjoyable for those mostly disinterested in studying gender during the early modern period. I really learned a lot both about the subject and about writing. This class is fairly writing intensive as the tests are essay based, and a 10+ page research paper is required. However, she makes the workload very manageable. I highly recommend Dr. Guinn-Chipman.
Professor rated by: Student on January 15, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
4****
Pros: Guinn-Chipman is one of the nicest professors I've had. She loves to help you with your papers if you come to your office hours.
Cons: However, her slides aren't detailed so you basically have to write what she's saying.
Tests and quizzes aren't the easiest thing - you have to have at least 50 terms measured and know details about them. There are also essays on the tests, but I always thought of those as the easy part. This isn't too bad of a 100-level course, but it wasn't the easiest lower division history class that I've taken.
Professor rated by: History Student on November 11, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
3***
DO NOT TAKE HER! She gives you a study guide for every test and quiz... the majority of these terms have not been covered and sometimes not even mentioned in class. Some are in the book, but I don't know where she expects us to pull this information from. Wikipedia will teach you more than she will. She loves art history and talks a lot about the art and architecture of the areas. If you were in an art history class it would be helpful, but this is a history class.
Professor rated by: Student on March 3, 2011
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HIST 320
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789
3***
Susan is a very nice and intelligent person. She is willing to help you with anything and is very flexible. However, I find it very difficult to become engaged with the material. Her class is more focused on who said what than what is actually going on in the time period. In her notes she just lists authors, writers, and philosophers. I want to learn about gender in the time period, not about what Foucault wrote. She should use these writings as a base, not a focus.
Professor rated by: Student on February 17, 2010
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HIST 315
Tudor Stuart England, 1485-1689
3***
Although Dr. Chipman is an extremely nice person, she isn't necessarily the best teacher. She tries very hard to connect with her students and give them an interest in the material. Her lectures are somewhat scattered, can be hard to follow, and she seems sometimes unsure of material. She is a really easy grader, and allows notes (sometimes books) to be used on tests. I'm not sure I have learned all that much from her, but I have enjoyed her classes.
Professor rated by: History Student on October 27, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
2**
Pros: interesting Topics
Cons: Paper is a lot of work,

There are a lot of readings required

Heavy workload.
This class is a 100 level class, but the workload and difficulty is not that of a 100 level class. I am not a history major and am just taking this class as a core class. I am frustrated on how much work and the difficulty of this class since I am not a History major. I needed a grade booster and this isnt the class to do it
Professor rated by: Health and Exercise Science Student on October 29, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
4****
She was a good teacher but her lectures were pretty boring and were really hard to stay awake in. She is very willing to help students though. Use the study guides for each exam/test. Define the terms and know them well, and then for the paper make sure you get started early and get help from the professor. Good class overall.
Professor rated by: Astronomy Student on May 17, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
3***
Pros: Passionate about her studies. She is also willing to help a student if they need it.
Cons: There was a lot of new information to learn and almost impossible to write all the notes down because she goes so fast. She also doesn't post all of her notes online.
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on August 22, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
3***
Pros: Very thorough in her slideshows, knows the material well.
Cons: Very soft-spoken. Talks in a bit of a monotonous voice.
It is clear that she has a passion for history and her subject. I enjoyed her class very much, even though she was very soft-spoken.
Professor rated by: Health and Exercise Science Student on April 18, 2011
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
3***
Pros: attendance is taken, easy points there
Cons: go through time very fast, and if you don't do your reading, you will be lost.
Professor rated by: Business General Student on January 15, 2012
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
4****
Pros: Very nice
Cons: Art History back ground, so focuses on art instead of other aspects of history.
Professor rated by: Economics Student on October 22, 2012
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HIST 100
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
5*****
Pros: puts some lecture notes on the internet
Cons: moves very fast
Professor rated by: Human Development and Family Studies Student on May 7, 2012
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