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James Dianda
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
2.2
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34 Student Ratings
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06/26/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/24/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B-

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

01/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
phl 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/31/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHL 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hard marker

12/04/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ssh 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

12/01/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

05/09/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

03/24/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SSH105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

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