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Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Carl Cowen

Carl Cowen

Professor in the Mathematics department

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Great professor. I had him for 300 and 276 as well as my cacpstone project. He cares about his students and tries to make time for every one if he can. I had very little experience with proofs before 300 and he did a very good job of relating the material to someone with limited knowledge or …more experience with it. Cowen was my favorite at IUPUI. less
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One of the clearest and most helpful math professors I've ever had. I would recommend every one to take him any time you get the chance. His lectures make mathematics seem so simple, and his proofs are very easy to follow in the lecture.
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Great professor for Linear Algebra. Initially, class can be difficult because lectures are proof based, but I feel like Dr. Cowen left me with a very clear grasp of the subject material by the end.
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My experience was very poor. The class is based entirely off his book which hasn't been updated in 15 years and contains multiple errors and incorrect answers. Won't admit to mistakes, forgot to post HW until 2 days before it was due, class material didn't match course description, poorly written …more exam questions, rude and insulting at office hours. less
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Professor has a passion for the subject and is incredibly approachable, willing to invest time helping you through the material if you are willing to put in the time learning it. Incredibly nice guy. However, material is very difficult. Clearly designed for math/engineering majors and …more graduate-level performance expected. less
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I chose to take 351, 510, and my Capstone with Dr. Cowen because of a pleasant experience in Math 165. He is very clear, makes himself available, and cares. He is very approachable and looks for different angles to make you understand. It's not always easy, however he is always fair. Even when …more I did not do so well. less
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The format of the class is very poor. The instructor spends an hour answering questions leaving 20 minutes for new material. You are then graded on homework that you are required to essentially figure out for yourself.
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Overall not a bad course. There are no HW solutions or exam solutions posted so you have to ask in class or go to office hours to confirm your workanswers. Some terms like 'range' are not explained clearly and take on several meanings throughout the class, so get clarification if something seems …more fuzzy. There are no sample tests either. less
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Mr. Cowen is a nice guy however, he is a terrible teacher. He can not effectively convey the lesson at hand or explain clearly what he is talking about. The whole class turns and looks at each other when he isn't making any sense and most of them leave half way though class because he cant explain …more things well. You would be teaching yourself here. less
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Professor qualifications determine the quality of education students get at a university. Thus, student reviews of professors are an essential part of choosing an institution to attend. Here, you can find a number of student reviews on the work and skills of Carl Cowen, a Professor in the Mathematics department at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. The university is located in Indiana, USA. The institution requires professionalism from its teaching staff and regular training courses attendance to maintain a high level of educational skills.

This university professor has received 13 reviews from former and current students, as well as some other guests. The majority of the submitted reviews are negative. 6 people note the high quality of professor’s classes. 7 comments find the skills of Carl Cowen lacking in a certain area of academic abilities of teacher-student relations.

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