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Stephen Gardiner
Professor in the Philosophy department
at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.6
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10 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
08/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Steve is a solid phil prof who really challenges his students to develop their arguments. Expect a lot of reading, a moderate amount of writing, and a lot of class discussion at least in his 400 level classes. I worked my butt of for 3.8's, but his classes really grew my thought process on certain issues.

06/13/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Was at no point as much of a jerk as made out to be. Seemed a bit brusque, in a very British way, but nice and helpful. Made the class a friendly, unintimidating environment and was often quite funny. You could see there was a good relationship between him and his TAs and, as the quarter went on, between him and all of us.

07/14/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
phil240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures were interesting, though his powerpoints were disorganized. He gives lots of examples and encourages people to speak up in class. Quizzes and exams were reasonable and came straight from study questions, but the essays averaged a 2.75 in the class. Maybe philosophy isn't my thing, but I put in a lot more effort than a 3.5 is worth.

05/21/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tends to drone. Hard to follow sometimes.

01/27/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phil240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I would not take him again. Lectures are not that interesting. I asked him for a letter of recommendation for medical school and he said no to ask my TA.

04/01/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are ok, but they go kinda slow. He reviews what he went over the previous lecture, which I found a little unnecessary. His tests and quizzes are fair, because he tells you what he will be drawing the questions from. Very fair. Lots of reading though, but nothing too bad really.

03/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor! Very, very helpful in lecture as he simplifies the often abstract readings into something more manageable. I actually took this course originally to fill my 15 credit quota, but Gardiner made the class both interesting and informative and has me now considering Philosophy as a second major. Highly recommended!

03/13/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not the best professor, but not bad enough to stay away from.

02/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phil240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Terrible teacher. Grading is completely unfair, takes points off just to keep averages down, lectures are boring, long and very general (its not a metatheory class, so thats not okay), and he is a stuck up, snobbish ****

02/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The class was very interesting and fun. The teacher is great, always stopping to ask suggestions or questions. Brilliant guy to talk to. Topic was very interesting and lectures were very clear (it is philosphy!) and illustrative.

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