PARENT T (POLI)

Grading History

The grades listed below are the actual grades assigned by this instructor over the last few semesters, based on official records from LSU.

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Course Average W A B C D F Enrolled
POLI 2056 B (2.915) 4% 27% 44% 24% 4% 1% 188

Review Summary

91% recommended (52 of 57 reviews)

Category Average A B C D F Reviews
Overall Instructor B (3.421) 33 17 5 2 0 57
Overall Course B (3.193) 25 22 7 2 1 57
Communication Skills A (3.553) 33 9 3 2 0 47
Personality A (3.723) 37 7 3 0 0 47
Course Content A (3.596) 37 5 2 2 1 47
Exams and Grading B (3.447) 31 10 3 2 1 47
Time Required B (3.149) 21 16 7 2 1 47
Grade You Earned B (3.455) 26 13 4 1 0 44

Courses Taught in Fall 2016

Section Course Days Start End Enrolled Avail Type Average W-Rate Distro Instructor Room/Building
1 POLI 3809-1 W 4:30p 7:20p 17 0 SEM PARENT T 0103 COATES
1 POLI 3901-1 TBA TBA 2 97 CLI PARENT T
1 POLI 4039-1 TTh 1:30p 2:50p 50 0 PARENT T 0211 TUREAUD HALL
4 POLI 8000-4 TBA TBA 99 RES PARENT T
5 POLI 9000-5 TBA TBA 99 RES PARENT T

Reviews

Not Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/C Course
C Communication Skills
C Personality
C Course Content
F Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #1 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Tests sucked! Class was interesting and Parent is fun, but the tests were rather difficult.
Posted: 5/5/2010 10:40:01 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #2 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
He is an extremely awesome teacher! Go to class take good notes and you will definitely pass, and do well on your quizzes because they do help (only 2)! I would suggest this to any major, but if you really dont like politics then this may not be the class for you even if it is one of the easiest ones offered.
Posted: 3/25/2010 8:33:14 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
D Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #3 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Tests are bullshit,and his TA's suck, but the information is interesting.
Posted: 2/22/2010 10:06:57 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
C Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #4 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
There is no book to buy because Wayne wrote it.. He gives you all the info you need in class. He kind of reminds me of Professor Slughorn from Harry Potter. He's always name dropping and definitely picks favorites. He is interesting if you go to class and it's not advised to get notes off of NoteSwap because the information changes from semester to semester. The book quizzes are HARD, even if you do read the books, so DEFINITELY read them. Take notes on them.
Posted: 1/20/2010 12:11:47 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #5 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Ole T Wayne has interesting lectures (often rambles). You have to read 2 books, and depending on the TA's the quizzes could be tough. Tests are fair, but you need to go to class for an A.
Posted: 12/14/2009 1:11:09 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
B Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #6 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
Parent's Southern Politics is very laid back (more laid back than Louisiana Government). Tests are all essay; two books required, which aren't too bad. Also, be prepared to write a 1,600 word paper, which isn't too difficult, either.
Posted: 5/15/2008 11:56:06 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #7 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Wayne Parent did a great job with this class; however, he often talked about the great guest speakers he would get, yet in my class, nobody notable came. Some exam questions are tricky. Go to class!
Posted: 5/15/2008 11:46:15 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #8 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
extremely easy for a 4000 level poli sci class. he bullshits most of the class but it's entertaining.
Posted: 4/15/2008 11:13:27 AM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Recommended/D Course
C Communication Skills
B Personality
D Course Content
C Exams and Grading
C Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #9 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
I went to this class everyday, took good notes, studied, and read all of the required material and still made a B. Parent prides himself on making difficult and tricky tests. This is a very interesting class but Parent makes it hard.
Posted: 1/3/2008 4:50:00 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #10 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
He is very good bt make sure you know his opinions they are on the test!!!
Posted: 12/10/2006 2:38:59 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #11 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
Interesting class. The beginning of the course is pretty much a repeat of POLI 2056... but Dr. Parent is a great professor who understands that his class isn't the only one you are taking!
Posted: 6/10/2006 3:10:06 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
D Communication Skills
B Personality
F Course Content
B Exams and Grading
F Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #12 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
unless you like "shooting the sh*t" and not learning anything, don't bother
Posted: 5/10/2005 7:41:37 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #13 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
Dr. Parent is an excellent professor who loves Southern Politics. The class is more of a story hour-- you won't mind going to this class. I couldn't think of a better person to teach it.
Posted: 7/6/2004 7:46:36 PM
Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
C Personality
B Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #14 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Parent was cool & funny in front of the class, but was very rude to me the few times I tried to talk to him after class. The class was easy for the most part. Read the book and you will ace the quizzes. And take good notes! The tests weren't too bad.
Posted: 5/11/2004 12:02:06 AM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Not Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
C Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #15 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 4/26/2004 10:08:00 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #16 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
If you do what Parent wants, you'll do well. Take notes, write a legible paper, and study for his tests. Slightly biased, but fair enough for both sides.
Posted: 2/8/2004 12:58:08 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #17 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
He is one of the best political analyst around. He cuts through the B.S. by giving a strong analysis of conditions and teaching what it takes to understand the political environment of Louisiana.
Posted: 1/8/2004 9:19:19 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #18 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
An interesting & relaxed teacher; brings in cool speakers; he mumbles at times so you might want to sit close if you have trouble paying attention; test come from his notes and opinions so you need to go to class; good if need an elective
Posted: 12/27/2003 10:07:46 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #19 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Wayne was the most interesting professor I've ever had, as well as this class. Always knew inside info and tried to make the class as interesting as possible. Class should be a must for all La natives.
Posted: 12/21/2003 6:15:47 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #20 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
parent is incredible- he is extremely knowledgeable and its a whole lot of fun just goin to class most of the time! not an easy easy A, but it can def. be done
Posted: 12/15/2003 3:44:10 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #21 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
LOVED THIS CLASS! It was so interesting. Prof. Parent had a great way of keeping you interested- just remember his bullshit and you will do fine. His guest speakers are the best!
Posted: 12/15/2003 9:54:36 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
C Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
D Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #22 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Personally, it was boring material; however Dr. Parent's personality kept it lively. It was a great class all in all, so take it!
Posted: 11/26/2003 2:40:36 AM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
C Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #23 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Wayne is the best teacher ever! He doesnt use a texbook so if you can take decent notes you can easily pass his test. sometimes however it is kinda hard to hear him since the class is so big, but he will let anyone take a makeup for any reason.
Posted: 11/10/2003 2:57:54 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #24 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 11/2/2003 4:12:27 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #25 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Wayne was an awesome teacher....I definitely recommend this class whether you're a political science major or not.
Posted: 7/14/2003 7:37:21 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #26 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
TO Quote from Dr. Parent, "Write down the bull sh**, it is what is on the test"
Posted: 1/30/2003 1:57:26 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
B Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #27 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Interesting class....great teacher! Take this class!!!!
Posted: 1/10/2003 1:47:56 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #28 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 11/5/2002 12:45:35 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #29 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
This class is easy if you take good notes, great teacher (one of the best), My Tip and His is " write down the bull**** that is what is one the test, b'c that is what politics in Louisinana is
Posted: 10/26/2002 1:44:25 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #30 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
great teacher, one of the best that i have had.
Posted: 10/25/2002 10:39:27 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #31 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/23/2002 10:04:47 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #32 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/16/2002 10:32:57 PM
Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/C Course
D Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
C Exams and Grading
D Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #33 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
i took this class because of the great reviews the instructor, as well as the class, received. the class was much harder than i anticipated. the lectures are very interesting but there is no textbook! if you take GREAT notes, i totally recommend it.
Posted: 10/15/2002 11:59:20 AM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/D Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
D Course Content
D Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #34 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
His grad. asst. makes the tests (NOT HIM), but he gives the lecture....go figure! Outside readings with quizzes (EASY).
Posted: 5/20/2002 11:02:59 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #35 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Dr. Parent was great! He made the subject interersting and funny by telling his own stories. Easy A just go to class!
Posted: 4/18/2002 5:18:06 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
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Review #36 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Dr. Parent is a rare professor who definitely cares more about teaching and his students than his research and stature in the academic community. Two thumbs up
Posted: 3/23/2002 9:38:47 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
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Review #37 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Dr. Parent is a great tecaher. His stories and personality will keep you laughing.
Posted: 3/13/2002 9:59:08 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #38 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 1/24/2002 6:08:19 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #39 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Very funny, laid back class. Only bad thing is that good notes are a little hard to take in his lectures.
Posted: 1/23/2002 10:30:17 AM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
C Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #40 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
A great class with a great teacher. It's a very interesting class. You will have to read a couple books, but other than that, the tests are from his lectures. Go to class!
Posted: 12/26/2001 7:25:33 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #41 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
A refreshing experiance.. He can relate to you.. He isn't your typical research reclouse that has no business teaching.. He is the perfect guy to teach LA politics.
Posted: 12/18/2001 12:20:01 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #42 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
The only trouble I had in this class was Dr. Parent's lack of a textbook- he didn't use one- which made the course difficult at times but overall a good class to take.
Posted: 11/20/2001 9:14:35 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
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Review #43 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 11/9/2001 11:57:31 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
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A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
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Review #44 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
Dr. Parent is wonderful; he keeps your attention with his lectures, brings in some cool speakers, and even shows interesting videos. It is always good to learn about your own state's inner working too--you find out just how corrupt things were.
Posted: 11/9/2001 12:08:31 AM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #45 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 11/7/2001 11:51:17 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
C Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #46 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/26/2001 12:08:41 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #47 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/24/2001 6:21:07 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
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Review #48 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
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Review #49 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
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Review #50 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
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Review #51 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
Recommended/C Instructor
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Review #52 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
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Review #53 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
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Review #54 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
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Review #55 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
Not Recommended/B Instructor
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Review #56 / Course: POLI 2056 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM
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Review #57 / Course: POLI 4039 / Instructor: PARENT T
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM

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