middCourses
with James Calvin Davis4 months ago

Professor Davis is my favorite professor at Midd, I wish I could take every class he offered. This class gives you a foundation for understanding Christianity and convinced me to major in religion, so do with that what you will. It was very easy and not that much reading.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with James Calvin Davis11 months ago

Amazing course. I could not recommend JCD more. He is very fair, engaging, funny, and understands students well. His approach to teaching Christianity is very unbiased and historically based. The papers require careful reading of the required readings and taking some notes during lectures.

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingEasy Grading
4hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would take again
with James Calvin Davis10 months ago

Great professor very helpful to students. Even took assignments off because he felt stress level was high for students. He was a great lecturer and clearly knew what he was talking about. Class was mostly about discussions- do well in those and you will do well in class

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with James Calvin Davis11 months ago

Professor Davis is probably the best guy around. Super cool guy and great teacher. Learned a lot about the history of Christianity and he covered both the goods and the bads. We had a couple papers and readings for class. Very good class overall

Chill and RelaxedEasy Grading
2hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would take again
with James Calvin Davislast year

Loved this course with Davis! He is very approachable and does a great job engaging students in discussions. I had very little previous knowledge of Christianity but this class was definitely a good introduction. It covers a large time span of history, but Davis really focuses on making sure students grasp broad concepts. I think there were 3 papers total and all of them were super chill. Davis cares about student's mental health.

Loved this course with Davis! He is very approachable and does a great job engaging students in discussions. I had very little previous knowledge of Christianity but this class was definitely a good introduction. It covers a large time span of history, but Davis really focuses on making sure students grasp broad concepts. I think the …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Very low difficulty Average value Would take again
with James Calvin Davislast year

Professor James Davis is extremely enthusiastic about what he is teaching. He is fun-loving, passionate, and really conscientious of his students. The class mostly involves readings for each class (average length of reading), occasional papers, super intriguing discussions, and a lot of cool applications of the material. I felt so chill in every one of his lectures and discussions. He is very inclusive of everyone's ideas in discussion. The conversations we shared throughout the term we super fun and thought-provoking. I would definitely take a course with Davis again. Super chill but super interesting.

Professor James Davis is extremely enthusiastic about what he is teaching. He is fun-loving, passionate, and really conscientious of his students. The class mostly involves readings for each class (average length of reading), occasional papers, super intriguing discussions, and a lot of cool applications of the material. I felt so ch …Read more

No ExamsChill and RelaxedFair Grading
3hrs / week Low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with James Calvin Davislast year

James Davis is the best professor at Middlebury by far. There are not enough good things I could say about him. His classes are not hard at all but he makes the material so much more enjoyable. I looked forward to his class every week. Any class you can take with him you should

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
4hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with James Calvin Davislast year

Prof Davis is amazing and really cares about what he is teaching. He wants you to learn and enjoy class times, always bringing in outside perspectives in order to engage the entire class. The workload is very reasonable, with only 3 papers and readings for class and discussion.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again