Winter 2021 - Professor Thomas is a great professor who really made remote learning engaging. The books he chose were super interesting and the discussions in class were always engaging. The workload was light with only one final paper and reading in order to prepare to participate in the class discussions. He was also very accommodating to covid and regularly checked up on his students. Even though the grading was 80% based on the final paper, he gave us plenty of time to do the final paper and offered office hours in order to discuss exactly what we wanted to write and as long as you talked a few times in class, you would get a 100% in participation. Overall, super interesting and easy GE and would highly recommend Professor Thomas!
Winter 2021 - Professor Thomas was the best! He is very helpful, kind, and understanding. The format of our class was preparing a translation from French to English once a week and translating one in class together. We all participate and Professor Thomas jumps in to help us and is quite encouraging. The final was translating a longer piece and one of our own choosing. Easy A as long as you participate and come prepared for class. The homework was also very light! Would highly recommend this class and I hope I can take another class with this professor.
I wish he had more office hours! It was only once a week and I had work during his office hours and it was hard for me to get off and go see him. But the two times i tried going, he was off at a meeting. Seems like he has A LOT of meetings. Pretty frustrating. Otherwise, he's a EASY grader of essays. My essay was full of grammer mistakes and somehow i ended with a B+. I would have given myself a C. It's great. If you're a girl, and i know you are because the French major has like 98% females, take this guy. Most girls think he is cute . .in an intellectual british way. Yeah i definately recommend him!
Fall 2015 - I would highly recommend this class. Professor Thomas' lectures were organized, engaging and very interesting. The books he choose were all very interesting, I enjoyed reading almost all of them so it didn't even really feel like work. The grade was based 20% on participation and 80% on a final paper. The final paper was a little difficult but Professor Thomas gives you a lot of different options for topics so you can really write about whatever you want. And he holds extra office hours during tenth week and is super helpful in guiding you with your paper. I really loved this class, I always looked forward to going to lecture, doing the readings and even writing the final paper.
Professor Thomas est le meilleur professeur dans tout le departement francais, selon moi! :) Il est genereux et ambitieux... okay, I'll start writing in english! He is the best professor that I have ever had within the French department. He really does care about the student's welfare. He will go the extra time to make sure that you understand. His energy is contagious and he pepps up the class within minutes of its commencement. He is an extraordinary and an extremely valuable resource to the French dept. I am extremely happy that we have this great guy in the dept to help students find their way within the dept! :)