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J. Decker
Professor (2010 – 2011)
Texas State (TSUSM)
Political Science
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4.4400****
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POSI 2310
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4****
Pros: Very easy to study for exams. Lots of extra credit opportunities. Aside from her own beliefs she is very open minded and tolerant of other opinions to be shared and discussed.
Cons: Useless attendance policy.
You dont need the book, study her review every time thoroughly, and show up to class and your A wont be dropped to a B.
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on December 6, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: Not too much homework. I think we had three assignments all semester. The one project had to do with watching the news and writing about it. The lectures are interesting and generally pretty engaging. She knows how to make the 400 person lecture hall feel almost like a class of 30; the students generally give lots of input and the discussions are usually controversial and thought provoking.
Cons: It is honestly hard to think of many cons for Professor Decker. I think the only con might be that the class actually requires some effort and isn't a blow off. But the good news is, if you attend class regularly, take decent notes, and do a little work, getting an A shouldn't be too difficult.
All of her notes are online (in PowerPoint format) and are accessible before class. These are great study tools. Tests aren't too difficult but do require some preparation. Expect to do at least an hour or two of studying (assuming you have gone to most classes and taken good notes) before each test. Take Decker!!! She is awesome! I wish I could have had her for 2320 as well.
Professor rated by: Business Administration Student on May 10, 2011
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: The homework is extremely easy. Complete it and you get the credit.

Exams are fairly easy(I never studied and got B's on them)

No need to buy/read the book.

Lowest test grade dropped.
Cons: No extra credit.
She tries to keep the class as balanced as possible, but it's quite hard to not realize where her political standings.
Professor rated by: Fashion Merchandising Student on April 1, 2012
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: She is an awesome teacher!! Really she just read from the power points, so just read those and do the homework and you will be fine.
Cons: There is an attendance policy. If she is reading from the power points, why should we have to go to class?
Professor rated by: Mass Communication Student on December 12, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: Knows what she is teaching and makes it easy to understand.

Exams are exactly like reviews!
Cons: Class is with 400 students.
Overall one of my favorite professors this semester. She is even making me think about being a Poli-Sci major!
Professor rated by: History Student on December 5, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
3***
Pros: She is a really cool, professor, she is young so she can relate to her students
Cons: She rushes her lectures
You definitely have to study for her class. Doing the homework online will ease the Test grades and prepare you for the test
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on October 19, 2011
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: Her class is easy, she is a liberal as she is a lesbian but she had many conservative views. The test are easy especially if you go to the reviews by her T.A.'s!
Cons: The class can get a little boring.
Professor rated by: AG LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS Student on April 8, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: She is very enthusiastic and her tests are super easy. She posts her powerpoints on tracs and she gives a full review the class before each test
Cons: the class does have a few essay homeworks
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 3, 2011
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: Mrs. Decker was really nice and put the power points up before class so you don't really have to take so much notes
Cons: A lot of informations is covered in class and she talks really fast
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on January 19, 2011
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: animated and passionate about political science. Exams were easy if you studied. Final was optional.
Cons: she had very bias opinions and didnt attempt to show both sides of arguments.
Professor rated by: Management Student on March 10, 2011
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: Very good teacher sooo easy, she gives you powerpoint reviews that are identical to the test. just go to class and its an easy a
Cons: attendance is manadatory, just go to class
Professor rated by: Nursing Student on November 28, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: easy tests

easy once-in-awhile homework

lots of extra credit opportunities
Cons: ??
Decker is great! You hardly ever have to memorize dates and stuff, just the overall deal.
Professor rated by: Mass Communication Student on December 2, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: funny, relates info to life situations, makes you apply some things to life
Cons: big class, fell asleep several times, could be more challenging.
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on December 9, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: easy homework

lenient turn in times

music

videos
Cons: very long slides

alot of information covered and expected to know
really liked this class
Professor rated by: Family & Child Development Student on December 6, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: Easy slideshows to follow and explination of content.
Cons: Counts absents
Over all a great teacher. Knows and expains the content.
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on December 8, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: Uploads powerpoint slides the day before class. Gives a review for each test. Has a few extra credit opportunities.
Professor rated by: Finance Student on October 24, 2012
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: LIberal and funny (lesbian)
Cons: She has an attendance policy and very little tolerance for talking in the class!
BAMF.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 1, 2010
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
2**
Cons: hugee class doesn't ever notice if youre not there
she was okay and at some times funny, but nothing special
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on April 25, 2012
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
4****
Pros: Is knowledgeable on the subject.
Cons: Says exactly what is on the power point, hardly a need to listen to lecture.
Professor rated by: Art Studio Student on February 14, 2011
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POSI 2310
PRIN OF AM GOV
5*****
Pros: slide show handouts

homework is short
Cons: fast paced

large class
amazing teacher who knows what she's teaching!
Professor rated by: Health Information Mgmt Student on November 30, 2011
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