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05/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL 2307 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C

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.

05/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL 2303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

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.

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL 2307 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

07/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

05/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL 2307 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHIL2316 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

07/08/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phil1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

05/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phil1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

05/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
phil2306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/06/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phil2307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

05/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
philo2307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phil1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

04/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

02/10/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
phil2316 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

12/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phil2307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
phil1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

08/23/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

07/09/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL2306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

06/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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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