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  • Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (4)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Aug 16th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (5)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Aug 16th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Thank you Dr. Shellans! This course was fun, though I ended up doing it at the last second, since there's only two deadlines for the whole semester. No slides in the lectures can make them a bit dry, but it was still overall enjoyable. Course Hero made the second half of the course a breeze. This is an easy-ish A.

    Clear grading criteriaLecture heavyGraded by few things

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    354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Aug 10th, 2022

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Aug 10th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Grade

    : B

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Video lectures are very outdated and difficult to hear. This is not an easy A if you actually try to do the work and not rely on Course Hero as others mentioned. I am a non music major and took this as an elective because I've always loved the Beatles. Loved the material, however the tests were not easy. No extra credit is offered period.

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Jun 25th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Jun 25th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    I took the time to listen and take notes on every single lecture. Prof Shellans talked so fast, even on the slowest setting. I ended up with 30+ pages of typed notes per unit. Easy A if you only rely on Course Hero.The difficulty comes from trying to take notes from outdated AUDIO lectures. No lecture video content at all. I never used either book.

    Clear grading criteriaLecture heavy

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Jun 23rd, 2022

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (17)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Jun 23rd, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    I took his Beatles class and it was very straightforward and easy. Seems like a lot of assignments but they are quick. I never really used the book so it wasn't worth buying. He is not present, I only heard from him once at the beginning of the course and once at the end. So if that bothers you then don't take it. Easy A and GPA booster!

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    May 6th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    May 6th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    I'm going to be completely honest I didn't read any or listen to any of the lectures that Shellans had posted within the course Coursehero is your best friend here Copy and paste the question and the answers are given to you through course hero and if not then go to google EASIEST "A" IN MY LIFE Need an easy class? GPA Booster? Take this class

    Clear grading criteriaLecture heavy

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  • Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (24)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    May 2nd, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    May 2nd, 2022

    If you are looking for the easiest elective with a laid-back professor, this class is it. I took MUS354: Women Who Rock just to fulfill elective credits. This is a very easy A+ if you take the time to listen to all the lectures. I finished everything for this class about 3 weeks early because he lets you work somewhat ahead. I highly recommend.

    Amazing lectures Clear grading criteriaLecture heavy

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    354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Apr 29th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

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    354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Apr 29th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Mike Shellans is a lazy teacher coasting off a class where he is required to do little to no work using the same recorded lectures he's been using since he started the class back in the late Cretaceous period. I don't know how he managed to suck the soul out of the Beatles.

    Lecture heavyGraded by few things

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  • MUS354WOMEN

    πŸ˜–awful

    Apr 29th, 2022

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

    MUS354WOMEN

    πŸ˜–awful

    Apr 29th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Textbook

    : N/A

    I had a very tragic death occur in my family this semester and this professor had little to no sympathy for my situation. When I tried to prove to him that I was not lying he kept referring me to the syllabus. If you want an easy A, then take this class, but there is absolutely no late work!!

    Graded by few things

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    354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Apr 26th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Apr 26th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : D+

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    This professor has no sympathy for his students and chooses to not allow any late work. Class is not through Canvas and gives no alerts/emails/helpful information to students. 0/100 recommend any course held by him.

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  • Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (38)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Apr 20th, 2022

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (39)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Apr 20th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    MUS 354 was an interesting class regarding The Beatles. Although not a typical college course, this class was very informational, creative, and fun. The content was very lecture-heavy and time-consuming. There are 4 modules for the class and each module includes lots of videos and few readings. Overall, good class, good content, and good teacher.

    Get ready to readLots of homeworkLecture heavy

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  • Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (42)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Apr 14th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (43)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Apr 14th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A+

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    A music class on women in the music industry.Lectures were fun to watch as they just gave information on different female artists.There are assignments,exams,and 2 discussions.The assignments were just questions about the music video provided.The exam is easy if you watch the lecture videos and the discussions were even easier!Only 150 words needed

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  • Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (46)

    MUS354

    😐average

    Mar 15th, 2022

    Quality

    3.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (47)

    MUS354

    😐average

    Mar 15th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : Not sure yet

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Never met Shellans in person, but the class was pretty dreary because of the audio lectures. No video, no pictures, just audio like a podcast that puts you to sleep. I would have taken a different humanities credit had I known this ahead of time.

    Lecture heavy

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    MUS354BEATLES

    😎awesome

    Feb 7th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

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    MUS354BEATLES

    😎awesome

    Feb 7th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Surprisingly interesting class - not hard at all if you listen to the lectures. I didn't buy the books. Quizzes are easy, the two discussion posts are easy, and the tests are more challenging. I finished it three weeks early just by spending time on the weekends working on it. Only a complete idiot would need to use CourseHero or similar site.

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  • Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (55)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Jan 3rd, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A+

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Easy A class, you can work ahead, quizzes are 5 questions, very easy questions. Exams are 50 questions some questions are tricky. 2 discussion boards of 150 words each. No need for the book, don't buy it, I didn't and got an A. I wish more of my classes were set up similar to this structure.

    Get ready to readLecture heavy

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    MUS354BAFTERB

    😎awesome

    Dec 29th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (59)

    MUS354BAFTERB

    😎awesome

    Dec 29th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    This class was super easy. Just watch the video lectures, take some notes, and take the quizzes. As someone who was interested in The Beatles but knew nothing about their solo careers, I still got an A. Also not sure where we were even supposed to need the textbook honestly, but I didn't even bother buying it. If you need an easy class, take this.

    Participation mattersClear grading criteriaLecture heavy

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  • MUS354BAFTERB

    😎awesome

    Dec 28th, 2021

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

    MUS354BAFTERB

    😎awesome

    Dec 28th, 2021

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    This class is super easy. Just watch the lectures, take notes, and then use Shazam on the quiz. Every bad review was probably from someone who did not take notes and then suffered the consequences. There are no +/- grades and the entire class is out of 250 points. Easy A, but you will need to put in some effort.

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Dec 4th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (65)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Dec 4th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    One of the easiest As you can get at ASU, and it is quite an interesting class if you are into the Beatles. My only complaint is that he doesnt give out A+ only As which is understandable for how easy the class is.

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    MUP354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Nov 18th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

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    MUP354

    πŸ˜–awful

    Nov 18th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : B

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    I was two points shy of an A in his class and he wouldn't round up or any retake opportunities. Class was super easy though but there are some tricky exam questions which caused me to lose points.

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  • MUS254

    😎awesome

    Aug 15th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    MUS254

    😎awesome

    Aug 15th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Professor Shellans presented the Beatles in a straightforward, easy to understand format. I highly recommend this course if you have any interest in the Beatles. Best advice is to take detailed notes on the lectures, and you will pass. I didn't use the book at all and still got an A. There are two discussions, three quizzes and one test per module.

    Clear grading criteriaAmazing lecturesLecture heavy

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    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Aug 11th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    Michael Shellans at Arizona State University - RateMyProfessors.com (75)

    MUS354

    😎awesome

    Aug 11th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    The class is easy but the exam questions can be tricky. You don't need the Anthology book, and very few quiz/test questions appear to come from the actual textbook, but both were interesting and enjoyable to read. The lectures include a lot of rare recordings and the professor's style keeps it all interesting. Great class if you like The Beatles.

    Clear grading criteriaAmazing lectures

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