middCourses
PHIL017016 days ago

Intro to world philosophy with Professor Spackman was great. Really interesting material, overall reasonable amount of reading and pretty easy grading. Final was very relaxed and essays were timed well to make midterms and finals weeks less stressful.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingConstant Reading
4hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
PHIL023329 days ago

I truly enjoyed this class for it's material. The material was, however, quite a lot. The reading was near constant and the assignments seemed to sneak up on me. If you're on top of your studies and enjoy constant philosophical reading it could be a wonderful course. In order to participate in conversations and understand your essay assignments it is actually necessary to read the work. Prof. Spackman is a great professor though, I would certainly take a class with him again -- but in order to understand his classes the reading is a must.

I truly enjoyed this class for it's material. The material was, however, quite a lot. The reading was near constant and the assignments seemed to sneak up on me. If you're on top of your studies and enjoy constant philosophical reading it could be a wonderful course. In order to participate in conversations and understand your essay …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again
PHIL0233last month

THIS COURSE IS SO BORING. Maybe take it if you are really into art or philosophy, but otherwise not worth it. The structure is just doing dense, long readings and then going over what they mean in class. At some point everyone stopped doing the readings and now it's just painfully awkward. It feels like we've been discussing the exact same thing all semester, and even though we keep learning new theories about art, no one actually uses them as a framework for discussion and people just ramble about what they think is art and what isn't without taking any of the readings into account. I think this is an issue with the class, because if it was structured better maybe people wouldn't have to do this. Other than readings there are three papers which are only hard to write because of how boring the material is. Professor Spackman is really sweet and accommodating but unfortunately the course is too boring to make that work it.

THIS COURSE IS SO BORING. Maybe take it if you are really into art or philosophy, but otherwise not worth it. The structure is just doing dense, long readings and then going over what they mean in class. At some point everyone stopped doing the readings and now it's just painfully awkward. It feels like we've been discussing the exac …Read more

Slow-PacedConstant Reading
2hrs / week Average difficulty Very low value Would not take again
Login to access 13 more reviews of John Spackman