Aristos Christou

This professor has taught: ENMA300, ENMA426, ENMA435, ENMA443, ENMA490, ENMA635, ENMA688, ENMA689C, ENMA698P, ENME382, ENME808A, ENME808W, ENNU648M, ENRE447, ENRE600, ENRE648C
Information Review
Aristos Christou
ENME382

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
05/15/2022
Writing a nice review for you future terps since no one seems to. Lectures: if you like listening to him read off the slides, go to lecture. If not, you can skip and you'll never miss anything. There was maybe 10-20 people in lecture when I went. Lecture content is very dry, especially the first month or so when it's all about crystals and you have no idea what the purpose is of anything you're learning. After first midterm the material got a bit more scientific so I felt like I was learning something and understanding the different material properties. Homework: Wiley plus easy stuff, the written homeworks are generally easy but can be a bit time consuming. You need to do your best to get 100% on all these. Exams: you're going to get basically zero practice material for these. Run through the wiley plus homework, try the practice exam, maybe find another older exam on course hero. Thankfully the exams aren't too terribly difficult. I did admittedly little preparation and got a 80 and 78 on the midterms. You get a 2 page note sheet for exams that should be more than enough to get enough info on there for a good grade. Oh they don't actually give you the practice exam. You have a watch a zoom recording of a TF walking through it. Yikes, very annoying. There is no final exam. Project: this is a huge portion of your grade. The project itself is pretty easy. 3x 2-page reports (you only write 1 each, then write comments on other people's reports), 1 big final report and a presentation. If your group is good you'll be set. If your group is lazy I hope you like doing the whole thing by yourself like I had to. Grading is generally pretty lenient but was a disaster this semester due to TAs doing who knows what. A lot of kids had zero grades until a few weeks before the final project was due. Write a lot. Technologically this class was a disaster. Tons of canvas and willey plus issues. You have to sort through 100 files to find the right lecture slides. Overall, easy class, optional attendance, I put in maybe 2-3 hours of work on this per week and should be getting a B+ or A- with minimal effort. Christou is a very nice guy and obviously likes what he does but not a whole lot to write home about in terms of his teaching.
Aristos Christou
ENME382

Expecting an A-
eiweiss
11/20/2013
Christou is actually one of the worst lecturers I have yet had. He reads off of the powerpoint (which he got from the publisher). I once counted that he said 'um' 100 times in 15 minutes of class. Class itself isn't terribly hard, though. Pop quizzes suck and make you show up. The textbook uses WileyPlus which runs you about $90, and he seems to have stopped using it half way through. Smart man, with a big office. Too bad he can't teach, I feel bad for the ENMAs.
Aristos Christou
ENME382

Expecting an A
terp315
07/28/2010
Super boring lectures especially at 9 am. It combined some aspects of chem135 and enes220, though mainly just chemistry. I found the exams to be very fair - they were a mixture of numerical and short answer type questions. Just make sure to go through the powerpoints and homeworks and you should be fine.