Douglas Parvin at Augustana College

Douglas Parvin

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/4/14

HONR 123

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA-

Parvin is a good teacher, funny and kinda dorky in a cool way. He is pretty easy to understand but the subject matter is usually dense. He is very smart, but gets sidetracked easily. Overall good though.

6/23/13

PHIL 201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best here. Super-smart and deep. Inspiring with an edge. -Wants the best for you.

5/15/13

LSFY 103

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Parvin is a nice guy with good intentions. It is easy to tell he loves his subject. LSFY was really easy with him and he is very lenient.

5/14/13

Phil-201

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was not looking forward to taking the class, so that may play in. He knew his stuff but he was very dry and it was hard to stay interested.

11/24/12

PHIL201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does a great job making important but abstract philosophical ideas accessible. Really friendly and helpful too!

4/27/12

LSFY103

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice guy. Very understanding. Wants the best for you and wants you to learn. Knows a lot about the subject and seems pleased to teach it.

8/15/11

PHIL312

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Parvin's an approachable and kind professor who definitely knows his stuff. Though the material in some of the early classes was a little dry, the second textbook used is really enjoyable and full of practical examples. Game theory is valuable to a wide variety of disciplines, and thus I highly recommend the class and the professor.

8/9/11

PHIL310

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Logic was an intellectual adventure. Parvin made logic (not the most exciting subject per se) really intersting. He'd walk around the class, helping us do hard deductions. (It's like taking sodoku or crosswords for credit, if sudoku were the core discipline in Western history and helpful for graduate standardized tests).

11/26/10

PHIL201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof and class. Wasn't particularly interested in the subject going in, but I actually find myself thinking about the philosophy all the time now :-)

9/30/10

PHIL312

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

It was his first time doing decision and game theory and it showed. Parvin is one of those guys who is too smart to teach. Enjoyed the class, but it was not what I expected it to be

4/15/10

PHIL201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Parvin is one of my favorite profs here. He's super-smart and seems to know everything about everything. Very patient with questions (though this can be a bit frustrating. When your classmates have rocks for brains it would be nice if he told them so). One of the best.

5/26/09

LSFY103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Risk & Rationality was really interesting and made you think hard about how we make decisions and the tons of ways we screw up or get manipulated. Lots of class discussion, where we apply the concepts to our own areas of interest. Dr. Parvin is funny and nice and knows tons outside philosophy too, like psych and econ (good for LSFY!).

2/19/09

PHIL203

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Knowledge and Values was great. Parvin requires attendance and participation in discussions (daily, w/ lectures), but it's always worth it. One big paper. Two tests (midterm and final) and a handful of quizzes to check that we read. First half of class discusses existence of God, second half discusses morals. Parvin also heads Socratic Society. =)

11/3/08

PHIL110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Parvin is helpful, friendly, and funny. Sets up a very positive class vibe. He's super clear on the material and loves questions. Five reasonable quizzes and a final.

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