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Tufts University: Richard Eichenberg - Political Science - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2006-07-20

Review:
Professor Eichenberg is great- caring, smart, funny, witty. I took every class I could with him (three in total) and I enjoyed every one. While he may go off topic on occasion, that is all just part of the adventure. While the line for his office hours is always out the door, he always made me feel like he had time for me and if I emailed ahead of time, he would make sure to fit me in for a quick question or two. In short, he is a great guy, brilliant professor and wonderful asset to Tufts. It's hard to get time with him in an intro course but definitely try- and take another class with him too if you can!

Workload:
Lots and lots of reading. Form a study group and just stick it out. It's interesting and forms a great base of knowledge for later classes in political science.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2006-03-17

Review:
Eichenberg is a great lecturer and definitely knows what he's talking about, but if you're not thoroughly interested in IR do not take it, it will be overwhelming and boring. I learned a lot in the class but it was a combination of the reading and reviewing class notes. Good class, but definitely a commitment so be sure you want to do it.

Workload:
Ridiculous amounts of reading that you need to do for the final, not so much for the midterm- they are definitely summarizable but you need to know them well in order to do well on the tests. Grading is completely decided by your TA so it sucks if you get a hard one. The paper is completely manageable.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2006-02-09

Review:
Tries to get to know everyone in class by learning a lot of names, but usually gets them wrong. Almost all grading is based on TAs so you only have to worry about him except for lecture, which were boring, but important.

Workload:
Lots of reading, but little of it was needed for the midterm and final. On the midterm and final, he's looking for buzz words and nothing else, so don't worry if your understanding is pretty shallow.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-12-16

Review:
Eichenberg makes the class pretty interesting and he makes a great effort to get to know his students even though the class is a lecture. Sometimes the class proved a little boring though that the students in the class often provided entertainment with their bs comments and observations that usually pointed out something that was readily obvious. Eichenberg himself is magnificent in front of the class and is to lecturing what Hernan Cortez was to conquest. He is like a delicate flower blooming on a warm spring day. His words emanate from his bearded face like water flowing through a crisp mountain stream. I once felt like I was having a heart attack during on of his classes though it turned out that he had simply touched my heart so many times with his words that it suffered a slight, but nonetheless, satisfying bruise. To not take this class would not be a sin but if you are interested in international relations I am sure you will enjoy it.

Workload:
There is a large amount of reading and I recommend that most of it gets done if you wish to do well on the exams. Other than the reading their is only one paper about 6-7 pages in length.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-11-20

Review:
Ppl's opinion on Professor Eichenberg vary. But I think most ppl will agree that he's a pretty nice guy, that his lectures are straightforward and that his tests are very fair. But he cannot resist answering stupid ppl's lame questions though, so he gets off tangent a lot. It definitely gets really annoying. He also doesn't cover the reading materials in class that much, so expect to study the readings on your own.

Workload:
Don't get behind in the reading assignments. It will KILL you come midterm time. And lectures make more sense if you do the readings.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-11-16

Review:
Great prof. No complaints at all. He is brilliant, smart, entertaining, and fair. Even if you are intimidated by the class at first, he makes it worth it.

Workload:
Lots of reading.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-11-13

Review:
Professor Eichenburg really knows what he's talking about and he's very passionate about it. I really like him, and I find his class very interesting, but there are many people who disagree. If you like international relations or political science, you will find his class interesting. Otherwise, you will probably hate going and doing all the reading which is necessary.

Workload:
There is a lot of reading. Sometimes 200 pages a night. It can be rough, but it's pretty skimmable. He focuses on the main points, not the petty details, so you do not have to read every word, but you MUST do the readings. Prepare to give at least and hour and a half each night you have this class.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-08-08

Review:
In my opinion - a terrible prof. I think his only expertise is public opinion, he has a shallow knowledge of theory, poor reasoning, and you only learn from the reading. People only like him because he tries to learn names and be funny. He teaches elementary concepts of IR, and wastes tons of time. Also injects his personal agenda into the class.

Workload:
Appropriate workload from the textbook - hard to keep up, but that's the way it should be. Too bad he doesn't really talk about the reading.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-04-04

Review:
In my opinion, Professor Eichenberg is probably the most overrated professor I have had at Tufts. He is a very easygoing, congenial guy, but unfortunately that does very little for his class. He often gets carried away on off-topic questions, and subsequently can get very far behind. He tries to run a 200 person lecture like a seminar, and while that is admirable, it becomes more annoying than helpful. Also, do not take his review sessions for granted, because there are topics he brushed off in questions that then appeared on the midterm.

Workload:
This is an intro weed-out course, so there is a lot of reading. Workload really depends on what TA you have. There is a midterm and final, and a 7 page critical analysis essay.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2005-03-20

Review:
Very good lecturer! Knows his stuff, and is open to criticism. Sometimes gets carried off topic by students, or when he's not prepared. Really tries hard to learn as many names as possible which makes the class seem a lot smaller. Very helpful if you make an effort to seek out assistance. Great Class!

Workload:
Lots of reading, but most of it is very pertinent. 1 midterm, a final, and 1 five page critical essay.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS051 - Introduction to International Relations | Political Science2004-12-21

Review:
Eichenberg is one of the best professors i have had a tufts. He can make a 200 person lecture class seem like a small seminar. He is always helpful and his enthusiasm and humor really adds to the class.

Workload:
The workload is fairly large but it avoids the redundant readings of other IR professors like Taliaferro.


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Richard Eichenberg | PS171 - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy | Political Science2004-04-06

Review:
This political science course is about democratic representation in foreign policy. It is very accessible and a good follow up for those students who have taken PS 51. The best aspect of the course has to be Professor Eichenberg. Characterized as eloquent with an ability to make lectures come to life, Professor Eichenberg keeps the entire class engaged while relating almost all material to current events.

Workload:
The workload of the course is moderate with regards to exams, however the readings can be demanding.


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