Heidi Applegate

This professor has earned a CULPA gold nugget

Jun 2005

Consider yourself very lucky if you get Heidi for Art Hum. She is engaging, funny, and very committed to the class. Her lectures were extremely well-prepared and very interesting. She is open to what students have to say and willing to take their views into account. If you notice something about a piece that she hadn't thought of, she'll admit that, instead of just brushing you off. I thought the grading was very fair. She does look for specific things on the midterm and final, but she isn't a fanatic about things like dates (you have to be within a 5 year range) and spelling. In order to do well on the papers, you will need to come up with an argument about the assigned painting or sculpture or piece of architecture, instead of just describing what you're looking at. If you can do that, then you'll be fine. Also, Heidi graciously offers to read one draft over the course of the semester, and returns them with tons of helpful comments.

May 2005

I think professor Applegate is the best. She taught me how to really engage with and read a piece of art, and for that I'm very thankful. I chose art hum section number unlucky 13 out of a morbid feeling of hate for the core, but thank god I did. This woman restored my faith in the core curriculum. Heidi's class was always engaging, and her willingness to confront the pieces critically (the Parthenon is so bootleg and anyone who says different is a grade grubber!) makes the course refreshing. She's also quite funny.

Apr 2005

Heidi is very sweet and approachable. She made art hum really enjoyable, and it was one of my favorite classes that semester. The papers were really rewarding, and I took alot away from the class. However, she can be a harsh grader on midterm and final, and she looks for specific things that even a detailed note-taker will miss.

Jan 2005

Heidi is an excellent teacher, she is very friendly and approachable. Art Hum has easily been my favorite class at CC so far, and I'm positive it's because of her. She grades very easily, I found, because I really had no idea what to write about for most papers and with a little thinking and a "stretch analysis" of the topic, she generally rewarded her students. If you get Heidi for Art Hum, count your lucky stars!

Jan 2005

Heidi was a good art hum teacher. She always came prepared, and was always excited about the material. Heidi was knowledgeable and made sure to include lots of class interaction. Having checked other sections before picking her, I would characterize her as being one of the better (if not one of the best) choices for Art Hum.

Jan 2005

Heidi did a great job, and I think she is only going to improve her methods. She is a solid, nice, passionate teacher who understands the faults of the core but steers students towards the best understanding they can achieve. Our class warmed up to her after just a few classes, and I think it turned out just fine. Be glad you have Heidi. She's supercute.

Dec 2004

Heidi is fun and helpful and seems to have a strong knowledge of what was covered, even with it being the first time she taught ArtHum. She grades a little harsher than I thought was necessary, but she is still really nice and gives candy sometimes!