All Ratings and Reviews for Paul Vonblum
If your attention is only caught by loud noises and comical exaggeration, take Von Blum. If you enjoy subtle, thoughtful, and grounded lectures/arguments, I'd recommend steering clear of the clown. With each class I found Von Blum's act more transparent and his verbal diarrhea more copious/rank.
Take Him. That's basically all I can say. He really understands what learning is and his testing method is really fair and just and the best way I think to promote student learning. He is passionate in ways that I have never seen before from a professor. He cares about our plight as students. He has led the most interesting life. He's worth a three-hour in one sitting class.
Excellent teacher, although i wish i could say the same about the T.A. I had. She did not relate the discussion to the matrail covered in class very well. I actually saw no point in going to discussions but role was taken so...I'd still recommend von blum though - the best teacher I've had at UCLA so far. He provokes thinking - something that all teachers should consider doing.
von blum is the most incredible professor ive ever had. i never knew a professor can actually care about his students as much as he does. he loves teaching, he loves his subject, hes passionate about what he talks about, he wants you to learn the material, he makes lecture so so so so fun and halarious! hes amazing. dont miss out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A class with Professor Von Blum should be a graduation requirement. Don't miss out on the best teacher you will have for the entirety of your college education, bar none. He's one of the best things to ever happen to this university.
He is a very inspired professor. He forces you to confront modern issues and individually develop your own opinions based on the historical facts. I learned a great deal which I consider valuable in his class. Would recommend him to anyone interested in the disparity between what the American Constitution promises and what it delivers. He's great.
If you don't take one of his classes, there's something wrong with you.
he believes deeply in what he teaches and that is in spurring his students to think in ethical terms. it is highly refreshing and something not often considered at the university level. take his classes if you want to increase your social consciousness and can handle a hearty dose of liberal and challenging thinking.
Von Blum conducted an independent study for me and he was a great help. He commented cogently on my drafts and led me to explore other material that shed good light on my topic. He also referred me to other scholars whom I could talk to. He was very concerned about my progress, and has remained supportive as I've stayed in touch with him over the years.
Professor Von Blum is a great professor in relating the material in class to larger, very relevant issues concerning the human experience and condition. He does this through his dynamic lectures which are very effective in engaging and stimulating his students to think more openly. If you want to take a professor who cares about his work and his students, then this is he is the one to take. After all, what good is theory if you cannot relate it and/or apply it to everyday life.
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