Ratings for Merritt, R L

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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Submitted July 23rd, 2012

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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37
Helpfulness
41
Enthusiasm
71

Submitted Dec. 12th, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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Helpfulness
4
Enthusiasm
25

Submitted Sept. 13th, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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39
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8
Helpfulness
42
Enthusiasm
42

Comment: I couldn't stay awake in any of the movies. Assignments were confusing. Professor admitted that he wanted to make the class as difficult as he could. Tests were hard as f***.

Submitted July 1st, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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85
Helpfulness
70
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Comment: The course started off to be a bit overwhelming because he talked about a lot of art movements and different art terms that are not commonly known. However, as the semester progressed he did a lot better in explaining the terms he used and clarifying what he was saying. He really cared about the input of the students. The GSIs for the course were awesome and the workload was not overbearing. It was a great course for somebody interested in film. (The focus this semester was fantasy films.)

Submitted May 19th, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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67
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56
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50
Enthusiasm
91

Submitted May 10th, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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0
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
70

Comment: This class is a really interesting one and a good one to take if you enjoying films. The weekly reading is really intense and the midterm and final are really hard, but I don't regret taking this class. Some students didn't like the professor's interpretations of the films. If you're the kind of person who likes watching movies purely for entertainment and don't like finding symbolic aspects to it, then this isn't the class for you. Because of the theater's need to keep changing the movies that they show in the theater, each semester they change the topic in movies that they watch. My semester, the topic was fantasy, which was a good one. Overall this class is interesting, but not an easy course you can sleep through.

Submitted May 3rd, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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38
Exams
26
Helpfulness
38
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: While he mentions a few funny things during lecture, and from what GSI's say, seems to be trying to get input from students, and is very open to questions, his explanation aren't that helpful. He talks really fast and refers to a lot of things that students taking this course shouldn't be expected to know. After all, it's an introduction to film for non-majors. I was expecting this to be almost like an exploratory course. And since the class is open to the public, all the film buffs with much more experience and knowledge keep asking the questions, and attention gets diverted to them. I feel like I'm not the only one in the class that feels like they're at a loss during this class.

Submitted March 7th, 2011

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Merritt, R L (FILM 50, Spring 2011)
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37
Exams
29
Helpfulness
12
Enthusiasm
19

Submitted Feb. 26th, 2011