Caitlin Gilson at St. Mary's University

Caitlin Gilson

  • 4.6Overall Quality
  • 4.8Helpfulness
  • 4.5Clarity
  • 3.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/2/11

SMC1311

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The Best, but she is longer at stmu

5/10/11

SMC1311

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely love Dr. Gilson. I actually thought about becoming a Major after her class. Very understanding with students.

12/24/10

SMC1311

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing. She's always really into what she is saying and keeps you interested. When writing your papers it doesn't have to be super formal like other teachers. It's okay to ask questions and not understand everything.

12/19/10

PL3342

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely mind-blowing class. I am really glad I took it considering metaphysics is the foundation for any philosophy course. It reaffirmed my belief in God and the fact that I exist. Very approachable about the paper.

12/16/10

PhiloMeta

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Gilson is a gift from every monotheistic and polytheistic God. In alphabetical order but not necessarily in order of importance: Allah, Aphrodite, Bahai, Braman and the multiple arm Goddess. One thing, don't try to take notes it is futile, just listen and enjoy. Talks fast, more like a conversation. Amazing Prof. By far the best at STMU.

10/30/10

PL3342

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best teachers at St. Mary's. Dr. Smith-Gilson is intelligent and makes classes exciting. My best memory is her pretending to sob when I didn't know the movie It's a Wonderful Life. She explained the problem of Evil in Jimmy Stewart's character and then when I found out about my FASTS acceptance got me the DVD. Unforgettable classes!

5/7/10

PHIL3360

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gilson is the alpha & omega

4/9/10

PL3000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Gilson is all around wonderful teacher and person. I am a graduating senior and she has changed me. Class is unforgettable she walks around with her eyes closed and makes funny impressions! She is brilliant. You sit overwhelmed at first and then start making connections. She really cares for her students. My suggestion, take all her classes!

12/6/09

philo3342

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Smith-Gilson is the best, I loved this class! I learned so much and she is unbelievably funny,not one boring moment. Always patient and answers any question no matter how difficult. Obvious she loves teaching and her students. The poetry handouts were great, my new favorite line "fools raised on whipped cream":)Thanks for a great semester!

6/18/09

PL3300

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is the best professor I ever had, her and Dr. Sherra Theisen are the best philosophy professors in the world. I learned so much from Dr. Gilson. I know that I will use her teachings in the realm of academics and non-academics.

4/25/09

Phil4312

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gilson is a great professor 2nd class with her. She makes philosophy not just tolerable but interesting. I think she might be a mad genius.

4/12/09

PL1310

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is the type of professor that wants everyone to leave with an A. I usually don't pay attention in class so I end up studying the reviews she gives before each exam. I still end up with over 100%. Super easy professor but you still learn a lot while having fun.

4/8/09

PL1310

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor. Has great energy and keeps things interesting. She is very helpful, especially on the reviews for tests. No real homework, just alot of reading but she finds interesting materials. I would take her for every philosophy class if i could.

4/3/09

Philb

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a great professor. Take her if you have the chance. She will work with you if you are having trouble understanding. Her goal is to have you walk out of class with an A.

11/23/08

IntroPhil

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a great teacher who gets excited about philosophy. Likes to be dramatic and walk around the class room. Doesn't take attendance, and doesn't use a textbook. Only gives 3 tests and reviews for all of them!

8/20/08

PL3300

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Favorite philosophy class at StMU! She may SEEM tough at first because she is "deep" and uses philosophical language, but she is VERY willing to help and LOVES to be asked questions. She never makes you feel dumb for asking anything. Her tests are not hard, she gives a review the day before (memorize the review and your'e set!) Great class!

8/14/08

Phil3360

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Incredible class, Prof. Gilson is hysterical, really smart and explains everything so well. Thanks for a great course!

7/29/08

Philo1310

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gilson definitely knows her stuff and isn't afraid to stick it to the bible preaching "philo department". She's captivating and knowledgeable, don't be afraid to start an rebuttal with her, she'll give you a run for your money. Overall amazing teacher.

7/4/08

PL1310

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Gilson is simply amazing! she made the class exciting and was always helpful. Best ever.

7/2/08

PL1311

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow. This class was completely useless. I learned nothing. Her notes were impossible to follow, just random scribble across the board. Only reason I passed the class is because before every tests, she supplies lengthy reviews to study. It's a lot of reading, but it was really the only way to get by. Her lectures and notes are just too hard to follo

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