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Benjamin Sax
Professor (2008 – 2014)
Virginia Tech (VT)
Judaic Studies
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4.2857****
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Rated by 7 students
3.51
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across 3 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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HIST 3494
JUD 2134
JUD 3404
JUD 3494
JUD 4424
REL 1034
REL 3404

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5*****
JUD 3494 - The Holocaust
Dr. Sax is easily my favorite teacher I have had at tech. The class wasn't obviously a fun subject, but he presented the material in a way that was interesting as well as informative. Tests are essay style but not too difficult if you study somew...
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Professor rated by: History Student on 2/9/09
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JUD 2134 - Jewish Hist Cult Her
DO NOT TAKE!!!
Pros: Besides reading a ton, no actual homework
Cons: Definitely the most boring class I have taken in my two years at Tech. The exams are completely ridiculous. The midterm was 25 pages all writing, and the final (which he said would be easier) was 40 pages all writing. I do not recommend this at all. I only took it for an Area class and wish I would have dropped it. He does not make the material interesting in any way, which makes the exams even more difficult, although he thinks he is generous for giving us study guides for the exam...which are 60 pages long. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!
Professor rated by: Sociology Student on 5/10/10
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JUD 2134
Jewish Hist Cult Her
1*
Pros: Besides reading a ton, no actual homework
Cons: Definitely the most boring class I have taken in my two years at Tech. The exams are completely ridiculous. The midterm was 25 pages all writing, and the final (which he said would be easier) was 40 pages all writing. I do not recommend this at all. I only took it for an Area class and wish I would have dropped it. He does not make the material interesting in any way, which makes the exams even more difficult, although he thinks he is generous for giving us study guides for the exam...which are 60 pages long. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!
DO NOT TAKE!!!
Professor rated by: Sociology Student on May 10, 2010
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JUD 3494
The Holocaust
5*****
Dr. Sax is easily my favorite teacher I have had at tech. The class wasn't obviously a fun subject, but he presented the material in a way that was interesting as well as informative. Tests are essay style but not too difficult if you study somewhat for around 2 days before the test. There is lots of reading assigned for homework....but it's not difficult and you don't have to read word for word and line for line
Professor rated by: History Student on February 9, 2009
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JUD 3494
The Holocaust
5*****
Pros: Great class, not depressing, great reading material, interesting class discussions
There's a class trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC and the trip was great. it was really cool to go with the class and have Prof Sax plan the whole thing out for us, definitely worthwhile class, even as an elective.
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on May 7, 2011
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REL 1034
Religion and the Modern World
5*****
Ben is a great guy. Very personable and understanding. But his class does get into some pretty heavy material that is sometimes hard to read and digest.
Professor rated by: International Studies Student on October 21, 2013
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JUD 2134
Jewish Hist Cult Her
4****
Pros: He's a good and caring teacher.
Cons: This is a very challenging class that should only be taken if you have interest in the subject.
Professor rated by: International Studies Student on October 19, 2010
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JUD 2134
Jewish Hist Cult Her
5*****
He is caring for the student! Just be sure to communicate with him and show you are interested in learning the material!
Professor rated by: Interdisciplinary Studies Student on March 5, 2009
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JUD 3494
The Holocaust
5*****
Professor rated by: History Student on December 17, 2011
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