W3222 Criminology

Jul 2001

I love Peter Read! Fantastic lecturer, one of the best I've had. He manages to be opinionated and respectful of students' opinions at the same time. You don't need to go to class to do well in the course, but I actually wanted to go... Be forewarned, his tests are pretty nitpicky, but if you're good at multiple-choice, matching, and fill-in-the-blank exams that require some memorization, you'll do fine. My class gave him a rousing ovation on the last day of class. He deserved it absolutely. How many professors have you had that you would clap for?

Jan 2000

I tend to disagree with the other reviews of Professor Read. The workload is generally light and the paper topic is a little restrictive. However, expect the tests to be extremely nitpicky to the level of a high school history class where you have to memorize every little fact and term in the textbook. This is a pretty large class so don't expect thorough discussions.