Nathan Smith at Houston Community College (all campuses)

Nathan Smith

  • 4.3Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
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5/11/14

PHIL 2307

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedC

Very difficult. Treats his class as if it is the only one the entire semester. Too much work required. Too many forum postings required. Long papers and essays.

5/8/14

PHIL 2303

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

HCC is lucky to have Nathan Smith. He possesses all the qualities one would expect out of a professor in a prestigious university. Well, except for pretension and condescension. Logic requires effort. So don't expect an easy A. But Dr. Smith will go out of his way to help you. I've never seen this degree of effort from any other teacher at HCC.

12/4/13

PHIL 2307

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teacher recommended by friend who had his lecture course. The assignments are not difficult, had to buy two books for this course other readings were provided. Final will consist of 6-7 pg paper and multiple choice exam. 2-3 papers over course and multiple forum posts that correspond to reading assignments and 1 group project. Good Teacher.

7/12/13

PHIL 1301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Makes sure you understand the concepts and ideas of philosophy. didn't need a txt book, all req. reading was provided through class web site as well as links to additional study aids and profs own notes. Not an easy class to enjoy and he did a great job of engaging the class. HIGHLY recommend

5/9/13

PHIL 2307

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This instructor actually seems to care about teaching, but I would not recommend his online classes. There are WAY too many required discussion forum posts. Extensive discussions like the ones here are way more helpful if done in-person. There's a ton of required reading in this class, and I would've preferred not reading pages of forums too.

12/19/12

PHIL1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Smith did a good job teaching the intro to phil class. He teaches in a way that is understandable and breaks down the different philosopher's views to help the student understand.

12/10/12

PHIL2316

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The BEST Philosophy professor that HCC has. Dr. Smith is knowledgeable and so easy. Take good notes, and write down whatever on the notes onto your paper, you'll easily get 100. He makes things so simple by real-life examples and down to the level that can't be easier so that you can understand. Take him and you won't regret :) Good luck!

7/8/12

phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was an easy going professor gives out easy quizzes but there is a catch...also do your papers!! I got an A and honestly loved his class. He made the subject interesting!

5/11/12

phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

SUPER EASY!GO TO CLASS & TAKE NOTES, I RARELY READ THE READINGS BC I DIDNT UNDERSTAND. ALL I DID WAS TAKE NOTES IN CLASS & LISTEN. HIS NOTES MAKE IT VERY SIMPLE. PPL WHO DIDN'T MAKE GOOD GRADES WAS PROBABLY BC THEY DIDN'T TAKE NOTES. NO MAJOR TEST, JUST 3-4 QUIZES ONLINE VERY EASY! MADE AN A ON EVERYTHING. SUPER EASY!!! AND LOVE HIS FASHION!

5/10/12

phil2306

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's definatly an interesting topic. I made a c- in the class but that was a self fault. Everything I turned in made a B or higher. If you have problems understanding the books, I highly suggest reading sparknotes.com. the only thing i regret is not going to this class more often.

5/6/12

phil2307

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

didn't like this class. so many readings and writings..

5/6/12

philo2307

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

his class is very easy he provides the text that you will need just small quizzes no major test just had to write four papers the final was one them you have to really understand to know what your reading to write a good paper but overall its good.

5/2/12

phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the best professor I ever had in HCC. He makes Philosophy absolutely interesting. You will learn a lot I guarantee.

4/12/12

Phil2301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an amazing teacher that makes the class interesting papers are super easy :)

2/10/12

phil2316

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take him if you care bout your GPA.....

12/22/11

Phil2307

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took Social & Political Phil online FALL 2011. Good course but there is much work and reading plus group project. Gotta work hard and write essays. Make sure even that your discussion postings are clear and regular. I learned much. Overall good course if you put in the time and dedication. Teacher is helpful and does respond to questions.

12/8/11

phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

class is not interesting to me, but prof makes it interesting. very knowledgeable and easy to understand. 3 papers total, quizzes, and online discussions. don't have to attend all the classes, but it helps with understanding the text which is too boring to read. i recommend this teacher.

8/23/11

PHIL2301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

THIS CLASS WAS HONESTLY SO INTERESTING!HES A GREAT TEACHER!I LEARNED SO MUCH!YOU WILL FOR SURE PASS THIS CLASS!IT WASNT SUPER EASY BUT WASNT HARD AT ALL!TAKE HIM!

7/9/11

PHIL2306

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class and interesting discussions. Would recommend him for ethics and philosophy. It wasn't a cheesy easy class but it wasn't hard. I got an A, just do all the work and u'll be fine.

6/1/11

Phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Nathan Smith is amazing anyone who needs the humanities credit should take him. His class is interesting all work is on blackboard, will be more than happy to help the student, and so inspirational! TAKE NATHAN SMITH!

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