Laura Schnitker

5 reviews
Average rating: 4.40




This professor has taught: MUET200, MUSC215

Information Review
MUSC215

Expecting an A
Anonymous 01/12/2021
Schnitker is a decent professor and the lectures are pretty interesting, but I would only take it if you know you already enjoy the topic. This class was so much more work than it was worth. Literally only got good grades on the 2 papers because I spent an insane amount of time on them. They legitimately seem to think that everyone in the class is a music major or wants to research ethnomusicology with how harshly they grade. The exams were open note, but you definitely need to watch the lectures and take good notes for that to actually help.
MUSC215

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 12/20/2020
I took this class online. I had no interactions with the professor because her Lectures were-pre-recorded and most of the grading was done by the TA’s. Her TA’s are TERRIBLE. They grade papers harshly and barely communicate with you when you need help with clarifying directions. As an online class...I wouldn’t take it. It seems like an easy A but its not. There’s two papers that will either make or break your grade. Two exams that if you pass barely increases your grade but if you do bad, will drastically decrease your grade. There’s a quiz and weekly discussion per week.
MUSC215

Expecting an A
Anonymous 09/13/2020
One of the best professors and classes at Maryland! If you're interested in music history, take this class. The material and lectures are engaging.
MUSC215

Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/26/2020
Dr. Schnitker is a very nice, understanding, and helpful teacher. Her lectures go by fast, but are interesting to know and learn. Weekly readings/videos are brief and interesting. There are weekly quizzes based off the readings/videos, but she sends an announcement every week as to what to look for when reading/watching that will be relevant for the quizzes. There are 2 major papers and 2 exams, but all are very fair and straighforward as long as you put in the work. She is very accommodating if you have an issue, so if you talk to her and explain the situation, she will help you.
MUSC215

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 12/10/2019
Very good professor. Really tries to make lectures interesting. Only issue was papers that she assigned but would still definitely recommend for a good elective class.