Heather-Erin Bremenstuhl

This professor has taught: CPSA100, CPSA101, CPSA149, CPSA200, CPSA201, CPSA240, CPSA250, CPSA260, CPSP239A
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Heather-Erin Bremenstuhl
CPSA100

Anonymous
04/07/2022
She really thinks her class is the most important ever, i respect her and her insights. Yet, this class is so pointless 9/10 times. I wouldn't recommend doing arts scholars.
Heather-Erin Bremenstuhl
CPSA200

Anonymous
01/02/2022
She cares about your mental health unless you're a dude. If you're a dude, you can pretty much just go fuck yourself, apparently.
Heather-Erin Bremenstuhl
CPSA100

Anonymous
12/06/2021
Heather is very kind most of the time and she says that she cares about student's mental health, which I believe because she does reach out to students who she thinks might be struggling. BUT, she takes this course very seriously despite the fact that it is a one credit course. The workload is INSANE for this course even though its only one credit, and when students brought that up, she just dismissed it. She seems approachable but ultimately just explains why her way is correct and dismisses your concerns. Sometimes she can also be very passive aggressive. Heather is also in charge of the attendance for this class, which she also takes very seriously. For, again, a one credit course, attendance is required and you have to go through a lengthy process of "proving" why you missed class in order for it to be excused.
Heather-Erin Bremenstuhl
CPSA100

Expecting an A
Anonymous
11/18/2020
Heather is the “main” instructor of a team of instructors for Arts Scholars courses. She is very kind and lively, and she always takes the initiative to reach out to students if she thinks they are struggling. She makes herself very available and is always offering to help students in any way she can. She also has a lot of resources that she shares often to help students academically and emotionally. I really appreciate how much she cares about her students’ success. HOWEVER, the class sessions themselves can be a little pointless. I do enjoy the activities we do. We have a lot of guest speakers in class and we do something very unique every time. I can tell a lot of planning and thought went into planning classes. However, I notice that often when students will tell Heather that something we are trying in class isn’t working great for them, she will kind of shut them down and explain why she’s right and why what we’re doing is important. She isn’t ever rude, but it can be dismissive. The biggest thing I dislike about the course is that it is a 1 credit course, essentially College Park Arts Scholars version of UNIV100. However, we do have a lot of assignments, and I think Heather and her team largely overestimate how much students are willing and/or able to put into a one credit course. I can tell that Arts Scholars is really important to her, and of course it is important to her students too, but I think she is way too serious about it sometimes, to the point where it stresses students out. Additionally, oftentimes when you turn in assignments she’ll take off like half a point for a really petty and minor thing that the student didn’t even realize would've reduced their points, if that makes sense. It bothers me a bit that there is so much emphasis and importance placed on a silly little introduction course.