James Dianda at Ryerson University

James Dianda

  • 2.5Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/26/14

PHL201

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found his lecture style a bit unorganized, I wish he would provide lecture outlines or important terms. Also, he constantly made se*ist remarks "sarcastically" ... kind of annoying.

4/24/14

PHIL201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB-

A very passionate professor but an incredibly hard marker. Gives you the questions to his exams but has very high expectations. I enjoyed his lectures personally though he often goes off topic. All and all not a bad prof but don't expect a good grade in his class

1/30/14

phl 201

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

monotone voice. cant stand sitting in his class it makes me want to rip my leg off and f myself with it. very repetitive.

12/31/13

PHL 201

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof is a little bit scatter brained I think. He gets distracted really easy by off topic questions in almost every lecture. As long as you read and try to understand the readings given before hand the class and tests are easy enough.

12/17/13

PHL201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard marker

12/4/13

PHL 205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He may seem very repetitive but that is only because the course material is difficult to follow... his in-depth explanations do help to grasp the concepts in the end. I'd suggest going to class, as he rewords the readings and makes them easier to understand, and uses a lot of examples to illustrate the concepts as well.

12/3/13

ssh 105

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

HORRIBLE PROFESSOR! AVOID AT ALL COSTS! He uses political and social problems as examples within the class, & then just spends the lecture talking about the topics he used as examples, rather than the actual steps of the critical thinking process. The textbook even states that one should use simplistic examples. He is a terrible marker.

12/1/13

PHL201

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He marks much harder than he needs to. Is not interesting or explanatory.

5/9/12

PHL101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very unclear and rants a lot in class. I learned this course from home and stopped going to lecture. I would record lectures and find nothing useful from what he said later on as I transcribed them. He marks too hard for his teaching. Your lucky if you get in the 80's. He is kind, but doesn't seem interested in teaching.

3/24/12

SSH105

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Switch if you can, I do not recommend him for SSH 105. Too large of a lecture to keep up with him.

1/9/12

PHL709

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very unclear and doesnt answer any question well at all.

12/30/10

PHL709

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dianda is a sweet teacher. He's very repetitive of himself but because of confusing subject matter in philosophy it is usually helpful. He's very passionate about what he's teaching. An alright marker--gives the marks people deserve. He is very fair and encouraging.

4/20/09

ACS105

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

For ACS 105, soo easy. His problem is he's too nice. He posts all the answers to the practice questions in the text. Nobody shows up to class, or they leave after 5 minutes and wonder why they fail. I enjoyed the references to mathematics and geometry. Also enjoyed that he isn't overly liberal like every other prof.

4/29/08

PHL510

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Way too boring. Needs to take some uppers before class. Also, very biased. Should try to stay more neutral or at least open to competing ideas.

8/24/06

phl201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Dianda will only give you ask much as you want to take out of the course. Yes, he may seem unclear at times - but that is the nature of the material. If you read the material, participate, and still have unanswered questions, he will help out in any way he can. If he seems condescending, it's mostly self-consciousness, I think.

5/11/06

phl708

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very fair prof. he gives you the questions and answers for his mid-term and final during his lectures. lectures arn't extremely exciting, but you have every chance to get a good mark in his classes.

3/26/06

PHL 201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very incompetent as a Professor. When it comes to lectures and tutorials, he is very unclear. One of the most annoying things about him is that he frequently uses scientific and mathematical analogies even when it is not pertainent to the issue at hand. When lecturing, he goes right into the next thing that comes into his mind leaving you baffled.

3/20/06

PHL 201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this course was going to be great... I thought wrong. He goes off topic way too much, and doesn't know where he is going. He often uses confusing analogies and examples, often bringing some quantum physics into the mix when completly unnecessary. He may be very knowledgable, but cannot profess his knowledge coherently.

11/12/05

PHL 708

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a very nice guy, but a horrible prof. Don't ever take his course, it's a total waste of time. You will never learn anything, and even worse you'll actually hate philosophy.

10/22/05

PHL406

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

totally nice guy. takes time to answer e-mails nad make sur eyou understand. lectures sometimes hard to follow, but if you take notes you can sort it out. Didnt cover as much as would have liked to. Chooses interesting articles to cover.

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